Bore Mechanic

Location: Brunette Downs Station
Job Code: 978
# of openings: 1


Bore Mechanic / Maintenance – Brunette Downs


We offer

  • Competitive remuneration

  • Air conditioned accommodation

  • Prepared meals

  • Development and training

  • Transfer opportunities at the end of each season


We are looking for

We are looking to share the Australian experience and require employees from a diverse range of backgrounds with a variety of skills, talents and aspirations, and a strong work ethic to join us.

Throughout our AACo operations, safety is a top priority and, as such, all employees must be absolutely committed to following our disciplined safety policies and procedures.


Our site

Brunette Downs is situated 350km north east of the nearest town, Tennant Creek.  Mount Isa, Queensland, is 660km south east of Brunette Downs and is the Station’s main service town.

Details of the property location along with where it is aligned in the organisation can be found on the properties page on our web site.


Duties & responsibilities

Duties will include, but are not limited to:

  • Responsible for leading water maintenance team

  • Observation & maintenance of watering points

  • Travelling between water points in a 4WD vehicle / MR Truck

  • 4WD Vehicle/truck and tools provided on site for daily work duties

  • Maintenance of 4WD/ vehicle and bore truck, crane, slings and spare parts

  • Operation of Non-slewing Mobile Crane – (licence testing can be made available when on site)

  • Weekly maintenance of bores across the cattle station

  • Maintenance of Mono pump systems

  • Solar bore pump systems maintenance

  • Generator knowledge

  • Maintenance of troughs and keeping a log of water points

  • Reporting any issues back to the Station Manager

  • Assisting elsewhere on the property if required

  • Keep records of maintenance and parts for each bore

  • Maintain spare parts inventory

  • Perform your job in a safe manner in line with AACo safety programs and procedures

  • Take responsibility for your safe work behaviour



  • Current manual drivers Licence

  • MR Licence (licence testing can be made available when on site)

  • Non-slewing Mobile Crane licence ((licence testing can be made available when on site)

  • Previous experience in a similar role preferred but not essential as training will be provided for this role

  • Mechanical knowledge and experience desirable

  • Good communication skills

  • High level of organisational skills to co-ordinate a daily and weekly work schedule

  • Ability to work both alone and as part of a team

Fitters, Turners, Machinists, Welders, Boilermakers, Maintenance & Handy Persons all encouraged to apply for this position.


Physical Demands

  • This job can be physically strenuous (demanding) from time to time. You will be expected to be able to walk, climb, bend, kneel, lift, grip, grasp, push and pull various tools and equipment. You will need the ability to frequently lift, push and pull from 10–20kilo’s and occasionally more.

  • This job will require the ability to ascend/descend ladders. 

  • You will be required to wear personal protective equipment, including hats, gloves, safety glasses, covered shoes, and respiratory protection and ear protection as appropriate.

  • This job requires the ability to comprehend written and oral operational and safety instructions and related rules, policies and memos, and to communicate clearly with your co-workers and supervisors.


Working Environment

This is a physical job that includes both indoor and outdoor work in all types of weather and temperature environments.



Single/couple/ family accommodation available.


Start Date

Immediate start available.



All new employees will be required to complete an initial medical questionnaire and pass a pre-employment functional assessment relevant to the requirements of the role.


Additional Notes

Remuneration will match the level of skill and experience demonstrated and in accordance with the company’s Certified Agreement.

This is not a complete list of job responsibilities and Job Descriptions may vary between sites.


Applications and Enquiries

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PLEASE NOTE that you can Click the UPLOAD RESUME to use your resume to pre-fill the application form.

For any enquiries regarding this or any other roles, please contact us on 07 3368 4400 to discuss.


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