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Mechanical Engineer

Job Posting Date:  5 Dec 2023
Function:  Maintenance and Engineeri

Port Pirie, AU

Overview of the role

Applications are now open for a Mechanical Engineer to join the Engineering Services & Projects department. 

The Mechanical Engineer contributes to organisational and process improvement by providing technical analysis of plant equipment, and designing modifications to optimise existing equipment as well as designing and coordinating the installation of new equipment. 

This role is responsible for providing mechanical support to the capital project leaders and mechanical problem-solving support to a number of operational areas of the plant. 

If you are looking to diversify your portfolio in a global organisation, Nyrstar Port Pirie is the place to be. Check out our Facebook page to see what projects we’re currently working on. 

This is a residential role, based in Port Pirie, South Australia on a Monday to Friday roster. Relocation assistance will be provided to the successful candidate if required. 


Key responsibilities of the role include, but are not limited to:


  • Provide input and support into the delivery of the site capital plan, major shutdown plan and site operating plants
  • Develop and improve design through the performance of risk analysis 
  • Prepare detailed resource planning, project schedule and cost estimates
  • Prepare technical specification for tendering, review tenders and award contracts
  • Provide advice and consultative services in problem solving and trouble shooting in response to mechanical difficulties
  • Provide project justification and recommendations for future of projects; and
  • Support operational teams to plan and implement change


Qualifications/Experience & Abilities:


  • Formal qualifications in Mechanical Engineering are essential
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in a Mechanical Engineering role in the mining / resources / heavy industry sector(s) is essential and only those applicants will be considered
  • Experience in Microsoft Project and Excel, AutoCAD and SAP is highly regarded
  • Must be proficient in English
  • High levels of attention to detail and ability to build effective relationships


What does working for Nyrstar mean?

We offer a career of challenge, reward and growth in a company that is focussed on being a leader in our field. Safety, Health, Hygiene & Environment are the foundation of all our values – we live safety by living our values: Respect, Ownership, Excellence, Teamwork and Integrity.


What we offer: 


  • 5 weeks annual leave
  • Competitive salary
  • Subsidised health membership
  • Private Health benefits option (corporate rates)
  • Subsidised Dental Health Care – for you and your family
  • Novated car leasing option
  • Relocation support
  • Study leave assistance
  • Employee Referral Program
  • Employee Assistance Program




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Please note you must have unrestricted valid rights to work in Australia. Nyrstar is an equal opportunity employer and supports diversity within its workforce. Nyrstar Port Pirie’s Safety Policy requires clean shaven employees and is a non-smoking site. Only applicants who progress to the next stage will be contacted. Thank you for your interest in applying for a position at Nyrstar.


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