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Condition Monitoring Technician

Fortescue is now consistently producing more than 170 million tonnes of iron ore per year and has an exciting future ahead, establishing itself for future growth in a global market through innovation, product diversification and asset development.

Values based organisation Employee benefits including salary sacrifice share plan, novated lease, associated retail benefits Competitive remuneration


Condition Monitoring Technician

Site – Christmas Creek

Roster – 8/6

Reporting to the Condition Monitoring and Lubrication Supervisors you will be responsible to carry out condition monitoring data collection, analysis and reporting of all nominated fixed plant equipment and facilities. The condition monitoring technician will also provide technical input and recommendations for operation and maintenance of fixed plant equipment.  Where required, will lead or assist with root cause analysis and failure investigations.

Key accountabilities will include:

Coordination and completion of Vibration Analysis, Oil analysis, thermography, UT and other Condition Monitoring Techniques. Provide timely reports and expert advice to key stakeholders on suitable courses of action and monitoring implementation plans. Creation and continuous improvement of Condition Monitoring Strategies. Develop diagnostic tools to predict equipment failures and minimize the impact on production. Providing technical support to the Maintenance Superintendent, Supervisors and Trades people. Actively liaise with other key team members to trouble shoot and solve equipment issues. Coach, lead and develop other FMG employees on condition monitoring techniques. Provide specialist support to the maintenance team on lubrication issues acting as a specialist and applying best practices in hydrocarbon management. Assist with the delivery of work systems and procedures to ensure that condition monitoring requirements are met for the ongoing safe reliable operation and maintenance of equipment in the processing plants and associated areas. Manage/implement site condition monitoring programs as directed. Ensure hazards within the maintenance work place and the processing plants are identified and addressed. Undertakes post overhaul vibration data (baseline) to ensure that readings are within acceptable limits. Enter data into CM database and maintain database integrity. Install/maintain machinery remote accelerometers. Provide machine information to engineers in preparing maintenance programs/schedules for performance improvement. Raise notifications for any corrective work or inspection in the CMMS (SAP).

Qualifications and skill required:

Minimum of 5 years’ experience in lubrication and condition monitoring. Strong analytical and technical skills. Good communication skills with the ability to work in a team environment. High level report writing skills and computer literacy. C Class Driver’s License. VCAT2 certification. Level 1 Thermography. NDT Certification (DPI, MPI & UT). MLA/MLT Certification (ICML). Specialized short courses on rotating equipment maintenance, condition monitoring and vibration analysis. Proven mechanical maintenance / reliability based experience. Significant experience in mining or heavy industries with experience in rotating equipment condition monitoring. Previous use of safety and risk assessment tools such as Job Hazard Analysis and Take 5’s etc.

Our values drive our culture and performance through a strong focus on safety, family and determination. We celebrate and respect people’s differences and commit to providing an inclusive work environment. This is an exciting time to join Fortescue.  

We encourage Aboriginal Australians and female candidates to apply.



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Port Hedland, Karratha & Pilbara