12-month fixed-term contract

Night shifts (hourly rate + additional loading)

Based in Toowoomba

Russell Mineral Equipment (RME) is a unique engineering design, technology and manufacturing company. We invent machine systems and provide service-based solutions for problems encountered in the world’s mining and mineral processing industries. With a history spanning more than 30 years, RME has grown from being a very small company with just one employee to one which today operates in 57 countries, has four international Regional Service Centres and employs more than 400 personnel worldwide. RME is a multiple award-winning Australian exporter, attaining induction into the Australian Exporters Hall of Fame in 2009 and is a global employer of choice.

RME is now looking for a Boilermaker to join the Fabrication department on a 12-month fixed-term contract basis.

You will be responsible for the efficient fabrication and welding of RME-manufactured equipment to a high standard of workmanship and safety, and must have a genuine interest in fabricating high-quality, high-performance, specialised machines.

Strong interpersonal and teamwork skills – such as an ability to take direction, respond positively to criticism and be proactive in seeking feedback – are critical to success in this role.

Please note that the successful candidate must be willing to work night shift. Additional night shift loading of 15% will be payable.

Skills, Qualifications and Experience


  1. Experience in flat plate fabrication, with the ability and desire to produce the highest-quality fabrications to AS1554 parts 1 and 4
  2. Experience in reading and interpreting Engineering drawings
  3. Demonstrated organisation and time management skills
  4. Ability to work in a team environment
  5. Effective communication skills, both written and verbal
  6. Ability to approach situations with a positive ‘can-do’ attitude


  1. Trade-qualified in the area of Metal Fabrication or Boilermaker
  2. Post-trade certified in AS1796 certificates 7, 8G and 9
  3. Experience with Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW), Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) and Submerged Arc Welding (SAW)
  4. Basic mechanical aptitude
  5. Experience with Lean Manufacturing Toolkits experience
  6. Basic IT proficiency, including Microsoft Office software


  • Possession of a current Open Driver’s Licence (required)
  • A current ‘MR’ Class driver’s licence (desirable)
  • A current Forklift licence (desirable)
  • A current Overhead Crane licence (desirable)

All applications must include a short cover letter addressing the Skills, Qualifications and Experience as outlined above and be submitted by email to careers@rmeGlobal.com by 18 February 2020.