Technician Communications

Date: 3 May 2024

Location: Floating, AU

Company: atlasironp

About Us


Atlas Iron is an Australian owned Iron Ore company, mining and exporting direct shipping ore from its operations in WA’s Pilbara Region. Between our Mt Webber, Sanjiv Ridge and Miralga Creek Operations we are also expanding into exciting new areas for the future. To support our operations, we are seeking applications for an outstanding IT professional to make a difference in our growing team.


About the role


Reporting to the Communications Supervisor the primary purpose of the Communications Technician is to provide communications systems support to Atlas Iron users on a day to day basis and to assist with regular maintenance of ICT communications equipment and systems. This is a 8/6 FIFO roaming role in the Pilbara working between all our remote operations and port facilities.


Main responsibilities of the role include:


  • Facilitate maintenance and monitoring of all site radio infrastructure and ancillary equipment.
  • Respond and rectify faults and failing services for all site communications infrastructure.
  • Conduct inspections, scheduled maintenance, installation, and breakdown for part of Mine communications networks includes Satellite, Fibre Network and Analog radio.
  • Optimisation of communications systems and ancillary services.
  • Ensure activities undertaken are aligned with meeting the department’s strategic requirement and include operational requirements which are monitored, assessed and varied from time to time.
  • Maintain stock levels on critical spares and consumables, place order requests when required.
  • Programme TETRA radios when required and manage in the system.
  • Work with the Communications lead to schedule and coordinate installation and maintenance of works required. Perform routine site audits and diagnose identified faults in a timely manner.
  • Ensure the Communications lead is kept informed at all times of any activities that have the potential to impact operations.
  • Assist with commissioning and start-up of new installation.


About you


You will be a dynamic, self-starter with plenty of enthusiasm and align with our Values of Excellence, Indomitable Spirit, Agility, Trust and Win-Win. You will be an individual who can think outside the box, have an eye for detail with excellent communication skills.


To be successful in this role, you will have:


  • Trade level qualifications in Radio Communications, Electronics or relevant experience.
  • Significant experience across Communications and Electronic systems including DAMM TETRA Radio Systems, VHF &UHF Systems, Analogue radio systems, GPON networks, optical fibre networks, Cisco networking equipment, CCTV & a sound knowledge of IP Network configuration.
  • Experience on fault finding and troubleshooting on various communication systems.
  • Experience in remote mining and haulage operations.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, with the ability to interact professionally with colleagues, clients and associates at all times.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Proactive approach, with the ability to work in very remote areas without supervision and make independent informed decisions that will not affect operations.
  • Work safely with a key focus on ensuring your own personal safety when working alone in remote areas.
  • Extremely organised individual with the ability to juggle multiple tasks while effectively and efficiently managing your own output.
  • Flexible in approach with an adaptive style to suit changing workplace requirements.
  • Current Australian C Class manual drivers licence
  • Working at Heights ticket and EWP License (desirable)

About Joining


Atlas Iron provides a competitive remuneration package including attractive incentive programs, flexible work arrangements, genuine fun friendly team culture, and career development opportunities. The average tenure of its staff pays testament to the excellent team culture. Join a growing company, where you can make a difference!

Atlas Iron offers an array of opportunities to great employees – there has never been a better time to join.

Atlas is an equal opportunity employer, and we endeavour to attract and retain a diverse workforce. We encourage females, Aboriginal Australians, those identifying as LGBTIQ+, people of all ages and culturally diverse backgrounds to apply for this role.

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