Line Borer/Senior Machinist

Job No: 123113
Location: Mount Isa

  • Are you an experienced Line Boring Operator or highly qualified Machinist?
  • Join a well-established Australian organisation and enjoy variety in your career
  • Potential to earn in excess of $180,000 per annum, with plenty of overtime and incentives!

About the Organisation

Barkly Engineering was established in 1989 and acquired by its present owners in 2007. They are a privately owned, multifaceted company located in Mount Isa in the heart of North West Queensland. Barkly Engineering has been servicing the machining, fabrication, line boring and rotable spares needs of the mining industry in North West Queensland Mineral Province for over 35 years.

Barkly Engineering has a medium-sized workforce comprising of professionals and tradesmen with highly specialised skills. Their flexible roster arrangements mean that they can provide service to their clients in any place, at any time. Providing a superior level of service they focus on the right price, right quality, right materials and delivering their service right, the first time.

To learn more about Barkly Engineering, visit their website here.

About the Opportunity

Barkly Engineering now has an opportunity for a dedicated and driven Line Borer/Senior Machinist to join the team in Mount Isa, QLD on a full-time permanent basis, performing both shop machining and field line boring operations as required.

Reporting to the Operations Manager, you will primarily be responsible for ensuring line boring and machining activities are carried out with a high degree of safety, accuracy and professionalism. Additionally, you will be performing a range of maintenance, fitting, and machining tasks.

More specifically, some of your key responsibilities will include (but will not be limited to):

  • Operating line boring equipment and general machine tools including associated fitting and welding activities both in shop and the field in a safe and efficient manner in accordance with Barkly Engineering's Health and Safety Standards;
  • Liaising with the Operations Manager and machine shop to receive and assess work orders;
  • Participating in regular safety and risk management activities;
  • Reporting all safety events, risks and hazards; and
  • Operating manual lathes, mills, drills and other associated machinery.

Please note: This role will work on a FIFO basis for the first 3 months (probationary period), preferably on a 4 weeks on, 1 week off roster, however Barkly Engineering are willing to consider a permanent FIFO opportunity for the right candidate.

About You

The preferred candidate will have a minimum of 2-3 years’ experience as a line boring operator. However experienced tradespeople with Fitting and Turning/ Machinist qualifications and at least 5 years post-qualification experience in a jobbing/machine shop wanting to transition and train in line boring are encouraged to apply.

It is essential that you are confident and capable in measuring and have recent and relevant experience doing so. You must also be proficient in welding with Stick and Mig including operation of ID welding equipment.

Barkly Engineering is looking for someone who is comfortable working autonomously and effectively on a range of different boring/workshop machines in order to problem-solve, anticipate issues and suggest solutions. Personable and willing to take the initiative, you will work effectively with a variety of diverse coworkers and stakeholders.

Additionally, Barkly Engineering is looking for someone who is innovative with a genuine interest and commitment to making this role their own. You will bring a ‘can-do’ attitude, a wide variety of experience and motivation and an ability to cultivate and develop a good rapport with customers when working on site.

About the Benefits

In return for your hard work and dedication, you will have the potential to earn a remuneration package in excess of $180,000commensurate with skills, experience and hours performed, plus super. 

Barkly Engineering is offering relocation assistance, negotiable for the right candidate. There is plenty of overtime and the potential for incentives and rewards for achieving or exceeding agreed KPI’s.

The company prides itself on only utilizing top of the line, well-maintained Hofmann Engineering equipment to work with.

Enjoy immense job satisfaction and job stability, as well as great opportunities for training and development with the potential for increased role scope and career progression for the right candidate.  

Mount Isa - 'The Oasis of the Outback'

COVID-19 Update: Please note that at this current stage, Mount Isa has had zero cases of COVID-19 reported.

Also known as the 'Oasis of the Outback', Mount Isa offers the relaxed lifestyle and close-knit, supportive community of a small town, without sacrificing the amenities of city living. With a variety of shops, restaurants, and entertainment options, but none of the traffic or pollution, it's a fantastic place for a sea change, and offers something for everyone, regardless of their interests.

Home to the biggest rodeo in the southern hemisphere, which draws visitors from around the world, Mount Isa also offers the perfect jumping off point to explore the nearby national parks, and Lake Moondarra reservoir, located just 17 km north of the city centre, offers fantastic water sport facilities with a ski jump, pontoons, facilities for water sports, and excellent stocks of barramundi and sooty grunter.


Escape the long city commute, expand your skills and join a well-established engineering company in the 'Oasis of the Outback' - Apply Now!

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