Mechanical Engineer - Senior

Dubbo & Central NSW
Mechanical Engineering
$170,000 - $179,999 TFR + Bonus
Full time
Posted 16d ago

The opportunity

Reporting to the Maintenance Manager this role will be the primary point of contact for all Mechanical Engineering requirements at Peak. This role will see you provide mechanical engineering support to the project, operations & maintenance teams. Other key tasks will include: 

  • Develop and review the Mechanical Engineering Control Plan, standards of mechanical engineering practice and procedures for the life cycle management of mechanical plant and installations at the mine.
  • Effectively communicate requirements to applicable personnel and teams.
  • Review, authorise and supervise the design, installation, commissioning, maintenance and repair practices with a focus on safety, compliance, reliability, availability and efficiency.

About you  

To be successful in this role you will draw upon your first-class communication and interpersonal skills. Other required skills and experience include:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering.
  • Proficient in Outlook, Word, Excel Project, Solidworks , Auto Cad and Pronto
  • Thorough knowledge of Mine Mechanical Legislative requirements
  • Ability to work collaboratively within a team
  • Sound understanding of the terminology, practices and concepts used within the Mining and Mechanical industry
    • Including
      • winders and hoisting systems.
      • pumping systems and process plant.
      • mechanical and civil design experience.
  • Ability to support various projects simultaneously
  • Strong analytical problem-solving skills
  • Ability to understand drawings and safety fault find power and control systems
  • Current "C" Class license

About us

Aurelia Metals Limited (ASX: AMI) is an Australian mining and exploration company with a highly strategic landholding and three operating gold mines in New South Wales. The Peak and Hera Mines are located in the Cobar Basin in western NSW, and the Dargues Mine is in south-eastern NSW. With dual high-grade discoveries at the Federation and Kairos deposits, Aurelia has an enviable record of recent exploration success.

The Site and Location

Our Peak operation is located within driving distance from Cobar. The mine has an 800,000 tonnes per year gold and base metals processing plant. The plant is supplied with high grade ore from multiple underground mining areas utilising open stop underground mining methods with backfill.

Cobar is a historical mining town in the centre of New South Wales approximately two-thirds the size of Tasmania. The town is home to approximately 4,647 people and well connected via road, rail and air links to most of Australia's capital cities. 

The town's lively main street offers two Supa IGAs, Harvey Norman and a range of homeware and gift shops. Entertainment options include restaurants, pubs and clubs for dining out. Sports fans will also be kept busy with a bowling and golf club, rugby and rugby league teams, race club, pony club, Olympic size swimming pool, gym – and more! 

For families, Cobar offers family day care, preschool, public and private primary schools and a public high school. There is also a new TAFE campus currently under construction. The town boasts beautiful parks, picnic areas and playgrounds. The youth club 'Youthie' is a vibrant children’s hub with a games room, gym and weights room, squash courts, sauna, indoor stadium, outdoor basketball court and a skate park. 

The roster for this position is 8 days on, 6 days off. While our preference is for employees to be based residentially in Cobar, a fly in, fly out or drive in, drive out (depending on your point of hire), arrangement will be considered to attract exceptional candidates. 

Subsidised company housing is offered for employees relocating to Cobar. For those commuting, accommodation is provided in town during your roster. 

Why us? 

This is an exciting time to join Aurelia Metals. We are continuing to grow stronger year on year through acquisitions of new mines as well as extending our remarkable track record of exploration success. As a member of the team, you will help us live our values of Integrity + Certainty + Courage + Performance. 

We offer: 

  • Competitive remuneration
  • Full time permanent positions
  • A work environment where safety and people are always the number one priority
  • Opportunity to be part of a growing organisation
  • Short Term Incentive Program
  • Employee Share Scheme
  • Peak Performers recognition program
  • Access to our Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for you and your family
  • Free access to local swimming pool and gym


We actively promote a culture where everyone feels safe, included and respected. We welcome differences of thought and value diversity and inclusion. We encourage candidates from diverse backgrounds to apply.  


If you are looking for growth, embrace change and enjoy challenges, APPLY NOW!

Employer questions

Your application will include the following questions:
  • Do you have a current Australian driver's licence?
  • Do you have underground mining experience?
  • Which of the following statements best describes your right to work in Australia?
  • Which of the following statements best describes your Covid-19 vaccination status?
  • How many years' experience do you have as a mechanical engineer?
  • Have you completed a qualification in mechanical engineering?

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