Boilermaker- Peak Downs

Job Description


Every day, all around the world, Thiess supports and celebrates our people. We recognise talent and reward transparency. We champion diversity and embrace change.  

Join us. Hone your skills and develop new ones. take on big challenges and grow, through mentorship, collaboration, and empowerment.  

Thiess is the place to make things happen.  

Since 2017, our team has delivered mining excellence at Peak Downs with uncompromising safety and environmental standards. We’re looking forward to continuing our long-term relationship with BMA during our new 5-year contract effective 2022. 

Peak Downs Mine is based 6kms south of Moranbah in the Bowen Basin.


Our busy Maintenance department at Peak Downs is currently seeking an experienced and motivated Boilermaker. As our next Boilermaker reporting to the Maintenance Supervisor, you will work collaboratively towards delivering high-quality solutions and results.

Additionally, you will:

  • Conduct required inspection to maximise equipment utilisation
  • Complete accurate Job Planning Sheets
  • Be responsible for workshop tooling
  • Set and maintaining high housekeeping standards
  • Work within a team environment to meet deadlines
  • Perform bucket, tray & chassis inspections, and repairs


  • A proactive attitude with the desire to work reliably as part of a world-class team to deliver excellence for our clients 
  • Proficient in performing all welding, gouging, cutting or other duties
  • Standard 11
  • Trade Certificate in Engineering Fabrication or Equivalent
  • Post-trade experience working in the mining and heavy earthmoving industry, or hydraulic excavator industry – Mobile plant equipment & heavy welding experience (essential)
  • Current Drivers Licence (HR drivers licence highly regarded) 
  • Previous open cut coal mine experience on HME
  • High Risk Work Licence for EWP & Working at Heights (Desirable)
  • Alignment to our principles: Integrity, Accountability, Innovation & Delivery


  • Access to fully funded chartered flights from Brisbane
  • BIBO options available from Mackay 
  • Peak Downs Camp is now based at Civeo camp in Dysart, 25 minutes on bus to site. 
  • Even time roster of 7/7 and 12.5hr days/nights on offer to provide a balanced lifestyle
  • A range of corporate discounts including health insurance, travel and retail products
  • Opportunities to advance your career


Thiess works with clients in Australia, Asia and the Americas in the dynamic field of open-cut and underground mining. 

The pioneering spirit of our founders – the legendary Thiess brothers – is our legacy, and inspires our vision to harness the power of people and technology to drive sustainable change. 

At Thiess, you will have the opportunity to play a part in the global energy transition. We are growing our commodities portfolio to include metals and minerals critical to the energy transition, and developing services to enable sustainable mining. 

We’re creating a culture of curiosity, knowledge-sharing, and continuous learning – supporting our people to contribute to Thiess’ success and continued growth in sustainable mining. 

We’ll support you to hone your skills and develop new ones, take on challenges and grow, through mentorship, collaboration and empowerment. We offer our people ongoing technical training and development opportunities so they can reach their full potential. We also invest in the workforce of the future, with a range of programs for people starting their careers. 

We recognise the value of an inclusive and diverse workplace through our vision of everyone matters always. We’re focused on creating an inclusive environment to enable our people to bring their best self to work because they feel safe, included and empowered. 

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This role is an opportunity to take the next step in your career. With our culture of recognition, development, and a stimulating and satisfying work environment, there is no better time to join Thiess.

"Thiess follows a Pre-Employment Process for all successful applicants, which includes two employment references, a National Police Check and a medical assessment. These checks are essential to your application, and your recruiter will support you through the process". 

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