Heavy Duty Fitter / Drill Fitter / HD Mechanic / Heavy Duty Diesel Mechanic

Job Category: Heavy Diesel Fitter
Job Type: FIFO Full Time
Job Location: Perth

McKay Drilling is an industry-leading WA based, and operated drilling company. We are seeking Permanent Full Time Drill Fitters.

You will responsible for maintaining and servicing all forms of automotive/mechanical vehicles and machinery relating to efficient operation of drilling equipment and associated ancillary equipment. 

The successful candidates will perform the work on the Company’s assets in a safe, planned and effective manner. As a key team member, you will work collaboratively with Maintenance and the Operations departments. 


  • Rewarding Pay including retention bonus;
  • A structured career path with progression opportunities in our expanding teams;
  • Opportunities to work Internationally;
  • 24/7 employee support services;
  • Industry-leading technology and equipment.

Key Responsibilities

  • Maintain and repair exploration drill rigs, vehicles, MTU, CAT and Cummins motors and equipment;
  • Thorough and meticulous completion of all maintenance records and documentation;
  • Record and manage movement in and out of associated mechanical spare parts;
  • Ensure a thorough and regular maintenance plan is implemented and maintained to allow efficient and reliable operation of all vehicles and machinery including associated ancillary equipment.
  • Maintain stock records relating to mechanical repairs and identify stock requirements.

This is a FIFO role, ex Perth on a 2 week on 1 week off roster.  You will be working 12 hour days, based on both exploration and mine sites.

About you

  • Solid experience as a Heavy-Duty Diesel Mechanic;
  • Experience working with RC, Diamond drill rigs;
  • Knowledge of Sullair and Hurricane compressed air systems, welding, electrical, fitting, design, and drilling;
  • Canbus systems diagnosis and good understanding of electrical systems;
  • Exceptional oral and written communication skills;
  • General computing knowledge;
  • Service focused with attention to detail, time management and strong team work ethic;
  • Work unsupervised and adhere to WHS&T requirements.

Essential Selection Criteria:

  • Heavy Duty Mechanical Trade/Plant Mechanic Qualification (Australian recognised) or equivalent
  • Current police clearance
  • Candidate must be able to pass a McKay Drilling pre-employment medical in addition to any legislatively required or Client based medicals and/or clearance.

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