Electrical Operations and Maintenance Technician

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Electrical Operations and Maintenance Technician

Job ID: 11373
Job Views: 10
Location: Newman
Post Code: 6753
Category: Mining & Resources
Employment Type: Full-time
Posted: 15/05/2024


We are looking for an Electrical Operations and Maintenance Technician to join our team at Yarnima Power Station in Newman, Western Australia. This role is working an 8 on 6 off roster both days and nights.  The Yarnima Power Station is located in the Pilbara Region of Western Australia approximately 3km from the town of Newman. Installed output capacity is 198MW, with the output generated by three Siemens' SGT-800 Gas Turbines and two Siemens' SST-400 Steam Turbines. The three gas turbines are typically run on natural gas; when placed in combined cycle the steam supply for the steam turbines is created via Heat Recovery Steam Turbines (HRSGs) utilising waste heat from the gas turbines. Ancillaries to the plant include:

  • Fuel Gas Pressure Reduction
  • Water Treatment Plant
  • Cooling Tower circuits for the Steam Turbines
  • Control Room
  • HV & LV Switch rooms

As an Operations and Maintenance Technician you will maintain high levels of routine, preventative, corrective and re-active maintenance across the power station.

When you work for us, you get the chance to join nearly 50,000 people all driven by a common purpose – delivering a more sustainable world. We’re excited about the challenges ahead. If you ask us, there’s never been a more rewarding time to work in the energy, chemical and resources sectors.

Job Requirements:

Who we are

Worley is a global professional services company of energy, chemicals and resources experts headquartered in Australia.

Right now, we’re bridging two worlds as we accelerate to more sustainable energy sources, while helping our customers provide the energy, chemicals and resources that society needs now.

We partner with our customers to deliver projects and create value over the life of their portfolio of assets. We solve complex problems by finding integrated data-centric solutions from the first stages of engineering and consulting to the last stages of installation and commissioning.

What you’ll do

  • Proactively maintain a safe working environment and commitment to safety
  • Assist in Plant start-ups and shutdowns where required.
  • Perform routine, preventative, corrective maintenance.
  • Effectively utilise provided systems, processes and resources to ensure that Worley and our client’s business objectives are achieved.
  • Assist in fostering a culture of continuous improvement by identifying improvements in maintenance activities and processes.
  • Conduct plant inspections and unit return to service walk downs.
  • Assess risks and hazards involved in tasks and methods to manage hazards and prevent incidents and injury.
  • Be a Team player with a positive attitude and effective communication skills.

What you'll have

  • Western Australian “A” grade electrical worker’s licence
  • Certificate IV in Electrical – Instrumentation
  • High Voltage switching operations certificate
  • Current “C” class drivers’ licence
  • Exposure to safe systems of work, permits, isolations, JHA/SWMS etc.
  • High level diagnostic and fault-finding capabilities
  • Demonstrable knowledge and practical site HSE legislation and duty of care.


  • Electrical Equipment in Hazardous Areas (EEHA)
  • Licence to Perform High Risk Work – LF Forklift
  • Licence to Perform High Risk Work – WP Elevated Work Platform
  • Licence to perform high risk work – BA Boiler advanced
  • Licence to perform high risk work – TO steam turbine operation
  • Experience within Thermal Power Generation
  • Experience working with Natural Gas
  • Prior experience in Control Room operations; Siemens T3000 preferable.

Why you should apply

  • Join a fun and inclusive, global team of professionals.
  • Family friendly 8 on 6 off roster
  • Flights our of Perth or Bunbury
  • Accommodation with meals and crib provided whilst on site.
  • We foster a diverse workplace where we look out for one another - Our values guide, align and stretch our people.
  • Competitive remuneration & benefits package
  • Ongoing training and career growth opportunities.

How to Apply:

Moving forward together
We want our people to be energized and empowered to drive sustainable impact. So, our focus is on a values-inspired culture that unlocks brilliance through belonging, connection and innovation.
We’re building a diverse, inclusive and respectful workplace. Creating a space where everyone feels they belong, can be themselves, and are heard.
And we're not just talking about it; we're doing it. We're reskilling our people, leveraging transferable skills, and supporting the transition of our workforce to become experts in today's low carbon energy infrastructure and technology.
Whatever your ambition, there’s a path for you here. And there’s no barrier to your potential career success.

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