Rig Driller Mechanics Mining FIFO Positions Australia - iMINCO Mining

Ensign Drilling – Australia is seeking to recruit hard working and highly motivated to work within Queensland & South Australian Drilling Rig operations

Rig Mechanics Casual & Full time FIFO Positions

Rig Driller Mechanics Mining FIFO Positions Australia

By joining Ensign, a leader in oil field services across the globe, you will directly benefit from latest technology where you can grow your skills. This opportunity will provide you with rewarding challenges within the Onshore Oil and Gas Industry in Australia.

The Rig Mechanic is responsible for all mechanical systems on the drilling rig and camp facility.  Ensures that all mechanical systems, plant and equipment is safe and complies with relevant standards and codes.

Applicants must also be willing to work a casual roster and travel to Toowoomba or Adelaide to meet crew change obligations.

RIG MECHANIC DUTIES include but are not limited to:

  • Responsible for all mechanical systems on the drilling rig and camp facility
  • Ensures that all mechanical systems, plant and equipment are safe and complies with relevant standards and codes.
  • Adopt Company preventive maintenance system to contract.
  • Perform preventative maintenance tasks and inspections as per company policies and procedures.
  • Maintain inventory of spare parts and emergency spares.
  • Manage inspection and re-certification of critical components as per contract.
  • Provide hands-on refurbishment of Company owned equipment.
  • Provide technical support as required to ensure uninterrupted field activities.
  • Establishes correctly isolating procedures for the safe maintenance of plant and equipment and ensures that all relevant personnel are aware of these practices and procedures.
  • Ensure equipment is maintained to a standard that meets industry and regulatory requirements.
  • Identify and order materials required to perform maintenance tasks using company systems.
  • Assist with maintenance shut downs and upgrade programs when required.


  • Previous Industry Experience
  • Heavy Diesel Experience
  • Caterpillar & Detroit Engine
  • Hydraulics
  • Nissan, Toyota & Isuzu 4 x 4 Vehicles
  • Centrifugal Pumps
  • Hydraulic systems open & closed loop
  • Pneumatic systems

Successful applicants must be willing to provide a current police clearance and undertake functional medical testing to ensure they can meet the physical demands of the Rig Mechanic position.

Strong coordination, time management, verbal and written communication skills, critical thinking skills are essential.

Intermediate Computer literacy and basic knowledge of MS Office required.

QUALIFICATIONS desired but not essential:

  • Trade Qualification (essential)
  • Current, unrestricted Manual Driver’s License (essential)
  • Provide First Aid and CPR
  • Well site Permit to Work Rev 3 Training
  • Operate Vehicles in the Field 4 x 4 Training
  • Industry Safety / Drilling and Completions General Induction
  • Confined Space Training
  • Breathing Apparatus Training
  • Gas Test Atmospheres Training

Apply now for your chance to become part of Ensign’s global operations.

For more information please visit the Ensign Energy website (Careers Page): https://www.ensignenergy.com/careers

Ensign is an equal opportunities employer. They embrace the diversity of there people and flexible working arrangements to ensure our workforce is representative of the communities that we serve.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples are encouraged to apply.Only applicants selected for interview will be contacted. All other applicants are thanked for their interest.

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This is an excellent opportunity to join a dynamic mining operation that recognizes achievement and offers genuine career opportunities. Don’t forget you will need the appropriate mine site qualifications such as Standard 11 *Standard 11 Training*

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Learn more about the Bowen Basin mining location.

The Bowen Basin contains the largest coal reserves in Australia. This major coal producing region contains one of the world’s largest deposits of bituminous coal.

The Basin contains much of the known Permian coal resources in Queensland including virtually all of the known mineable prime coking coal. It was named for the Bowen River, itself named after Queensland’s first Governor, Sir George Bowen.

The Bowen Basin covers an area of over 60,000 square kilometres in Central Queensland running from Collinsville to Theodore and is dotted with many coal mines operated by multiple mining companies.

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The 793F, is an autonomous-driven truck. Over 100 793F trucks are now operating via Command for hauling, the Cat autonomous truck operations system, which is a part of Cat MineStar™

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Resources and Infrastructure Industry (RII)

Commonly refered to as Black Coal Competency (BCC), the RII competency is one that can be attained by an operator who has previously worked in the industry and has completed a number of operating hours on various types of machinery.

RII competency is granted to prove correct and safe operation of mine site machinery. It is a very useful qualification to have, as it confirms the operator has the required experience and expertise.

Find out more about RII Competencies here

You can transfer your nationally recognised civil Excavator, Front End Loader or Dozer tickets only to RII Black Coal Competencies.

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