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Job Title:  Apprentice - Mechanical

Job Location: 

Carrapateena Mine, SA, AU, 5713

Job Description: 

Your New Role


Carrapateena is a large-scale, world class modern mine operated by world class people. This exciting role is now available, and we want the very best of the best on deck to lead the team and collectively deliver exceptional results.
At OZ Minerals Carrapateena, we believe our greatest asset is our people and we are working hard to provide a wonderful mix of age, cultural and geographical backgrounds to further enrich our inclusive workplace culture. We truly value your ideas and encourage you to champion innovation and collaboration, we are here to unlock your value and offer opportunities that supercharge your career to go beyond what is possible.    

OZ Minerals Mechanical Apprentice will work alongside and be mentored by our highly qualified and supportive Mechanical Tradespersons.


Location: Carrapateena, South Australia (60-minute flight from Adelaide / 30-minute flight from Port Augusta)
Roster: 8 days on; 6 days off
Reporting to:  Supervisor – Execution
Pay & Benefits: Our employees are a valued stakeholder at OZ Minerals, we want to attract the very best talent to join our team. As such, what we offer is generous when compared to Australian mining industry pay and benefits. We are more than happy to share specifics later. 
Work Life Plans: We believe in empowering our people to make their own choices on how they can best achieve their work.  Employees working with OZ Minerals create a tailored individual work-life plan which is based on their ‘whole of life’ needs taking into consideration both role requirements and personal/family life – flexible working is real and is supported by our entire Executive Leadership Team. 

How You Will Create Impact


  • Maintain, overhaul and rotate electrical components on a conventional minerals processing plant, bore fields and general site facilities. 
  • Perform work on engines, cooling systems, transmissions, brakes, fuel pumps & hydraulic 
  • Obtain required plant / equipment / site tickets (paid by OZ Minerals) 
  • Understand the principles of routine maintenance and workshop fundamentals.
  • Undertake shift work (Day & Night roster) in surface and underground environment. 
  • Demonstrate a high level of safety commitment.
  • Assist with duties as directed by allocated tradespersons or shift supervisor. 
  • Complete all assigned theory and practical tasks to verify competency.
  • Assist team with developing work procedures and maintenance scheduled tasks.
  • Always act with integrity and is trustworthy 
  • Show initiative and be committed to achieve individual, team and organisational goals.
  • Dedicated, enthusiastic and eager to learn about the Mechanical trade. 

What We Value (and You Value Too)


  • Successful completion of year 12 studies or equivalent with satisfactory Literacy & Numeracy results. 
  • Recent completion of a prevocational course or pre-employment program – desirable 
  • Exposure to practical Mechanical work experience - desirable
  • Committed to both onsite and TAFE learning to complete theory course work of your Mechanical trade 
  • Ability to develop excellent relationships with peers and work within a diverse team
  • Willingness to work in a remote location 
  • An adaptive person who can quickly learn from mistakes and experiences
  • An inclusive team player, who understands the importance of diversity in a team environment
  • Enjoys finding the root cause of problems and comes up with solutions
  • Team player who recognises and celebrates others’ contributions. 

OZ Minerals - A Modern Mining Company


Unlock your potential and help us challenge the status quo, while doing the best work of your life.

We want creative and passionate people on our team, who can go beyond what's possible to make lives better.

What we do is centered around creating shared value for our stakeholders. And how we do things is what makes us unique.

We know everyone's best work takes different shapes and forms, and we are committed to empowering and harnessing this difference. 

For us, development is continuous, learning is holistic, and How We Work Together is more than just a tagline.

Who are we? We are OZ Minerals, a modern mining company.
If you think you can make a difference, please apply below.

Applications close 4 July 2022. 


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