Senior Engineer Mechanical - Track

Date:  20 Jun 2024


  • Monday to Friday | Perth Roster
  • Competitive salary and three annual bonus schemes
  • 18 weeks paid Parental Leave for primary caregivers
  • Company contribution towards private health cover for employees and immediate family


About the role:

The Asset Management team is currently seeking a Senior Mechanical Engineer - Track to join them on a Monday - Friday roster based out of Perth with regular site travel.


Reporting to the Superintendent Shutdown Transitions,, you’ll develop the maintenance and risk management strategies for the rail team that allows the shutdowns to transition from four to three shutdowns a year. This is a business-critical role playing a key part in achieving process plant, rail and port equipment reliability and availability targets, and achieving lowest whole of life maintenance costs.


  • Complete Maintenance Strategy review of track and rolling stock through the lens of extending shutdown intervals.
  • Review maintenance strategies against the regulations and ensure they are compliant.
  • Create new or optimise asset management plans and strategies for rollingstock fleet & track
  • Identify opportunities for shutdown duration reduction.
  • Identify engineering opportunities (such as increasing equipment service life) and economic justification for improvements and communicate those to the required parties
  • Develop maintenance strategy inspection check sheets.
  • Seek opportunities to improve overall asset performance.
  • Review current maintenance practices and identify areas for improving costs, efficiencies, and productivity.
  • Undertake site inspections, validate data outputs and make recommendations
  • Lead the delivery of business improvements and changes for locomotive & track and undertake technical communication across stakeholders
  • Liaise with site stakeholders throughout the process.


Skills and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in mechanical or civil engineering with at least 5 years relevant industry experience
  • Experience in the maintenance and reliability of rail track required, with knowledge of diesel electric locomotives and rolling stock desirable.
  • Solid knowledge and experience solving maintenance problems and implementing reliability improvements in within the rail industry.
  • Experience with maintenance tactics development and improvement tools such as (Reliability Centred Maintenance, Failure Mode and Effects Analysis, Plant Maintenance Optimisation, life cycle cost evaluations).
  • Skilled with root cause analysis or similar methods for identifying and preventing asset issues
  • Sound understanding of assets condition monitoring and analysis of relevant data
  • Experience in asset management support roles such as maintenance planning, maintenance specialist or production/ maintenance leadership (desirable).
  • Current WA manual C class driver’s licence (or convertible to WA Licence) is desirable
  • Experience with SAP system or similar is desirable


Perth ROC Facilities:

  • Free on-site parking at remote operational centre (ROC)
  • Modern spacious office with break-out facilities
  • In-house café providing variety of hot & cold food options and barista coffee
  • Flexi Leave available to all Perth based office staff
  • Flexible working hours outside of core business hours
  • Active social club with community events and activities for employees
  • Lifestyle, Learning and Recreation initiative which provide events for your family


About the Company:

Roy Hill is a world class mining company, leading the way through innovative, integrated mining rail and port operations, to export iron ore safely and efficiently from West Australia’s Pilbara region.


We are a company where people matter. We support our team to reach their full potential by providing generous benefits and opportunities, empowering them to actively contribute to our success and that of our state and country.


We are committed to the use of new technologies that results in higher quality product, less waste, improved efficiencies and above all, a safer workplace. Our integrated next generation mine, rail and port operations enable the sustained low-cost production of iron ore at a consistent quality and grade, allowing us to respond to changing market cycles.


We are proud to collaborate and work in partnership with the communities in which we operate, supporting programs and initiatives that help achieve positive outcomes and leave a lasting legacy.

We are dedicated to minimising our environmental footprint, designing our operations to optimise the rehabilitation of the land when and where mining has been completed.


We are Roy Hill.


Equal Opportunity:

Roy Hill is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and we proudly encourage indigenous Australians, Veteran personnel and females to apply. We promote cultural diversity, gender equality and non- discrimination.

We are proud of our relationships with our Traditional Owners and value the difference these partnerships make to the success of the project and to the lives of the people on whose land we operate.


How to apply


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To be eligible to apply for this role you must be legally permitted to work permanently in Australia.


Please note that unsolicited applications from recruitment agencies will not be accepted.