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  • 21/11/2023

Boilermaker (Whyalla, SA, AU)

About the role

We have a full time permanent Boilermaker/Fabricator role in Whyalla offering an even time roster at our Pellet Plant team.

Responsibilities include:

  • Execute planned maintenance, fabrication and inspection tasks
  • Identify opportunities for improvement and provide feedback via the maintenance management system
  • Complete all tasks safely and to a high quality
  • Support shutdown tasks requiring your input as an individual or working with other members of the team
  • Ensure availability and reliability of a variety of machinery. This will include the execution of preventative and predictive maintenance as well as attending to breakdowns if the need arises

About your experience

To be successful in the role you will be a self-starter with the drive to complete any task you are given. This role will challenge and reward you. It will see you work in a strong team with a focus on safety performance and maintaining a reliable site.

You will also have:  

  • Boilermaker / Fabrication trade qualification
  • Previous experience working on plant and equipment within a similar heavy industry
  • Preventative maintenance, breakdown and shutdown experience is desirable
  • Ability to fabricate and weld to test standards
  • Ability to read technical drawings and specifications

About our team

SIMEC Mining, a member of GFG Alliance, has operations in SA and NSW.  Our Iron Ore mining operations in South Australia’s Middleback Ranges, south of Whyalla, consist of three primary mine sites: Iron Baron, Iron Knob and the South Middleback Ranges.  Administration functions and ore processing and shipping facilities are located within the city limits of Whyalla, with corporate functions based in Adelaide.

About Whyalla
Located on the Eyre Peninsula’s Spencer Gulf in South Australia, Whyalla boasts a warm climate, accessible ocean shores and saltwater fishing. Whyalla has over 100 sports codes and activities ranging from wind surfing and kite boarding, paddle boarding and kayaking, sailing, and diving, through to a thriving team sport community.

Whyalla is the region’s biggest city for retail shopping and offers a range of health care services through the local hospital, well equipped medical centres and three modern pharmacies. Whyalla is well served with educational facilities, most notable is the non-Adelaide based university campus in South Australia. Students can gain a quality education from primary school to university without leaving the City.

To view more of what Whyalla has to offer visit

Next steps

Across our different business units, we offer career opportunities for people who share our drive, passion and ambition. From apprentices and graduates to experienced professionals, we are committed to offering fulfilling careers and the chance to grow as our business grows. We would love you to be part of our journey. 

We are a 2023 Circle Back Initiative Employer – we commit to responding to every applicant.