HD Tyre Fitter – Trainees

Downer Group

  • Perth

Downer is the leading provider of integrated services in Australia and New Zealand. Through trusted relationships and world leading insight we work closely with our customers to design, build and sustain assets, infrastructure and facilities.

Our Mining, Energy and Industrial division provides engineering and construction, contract mining and asset services to customers in the resources, energy, power generation and industrial sectors. As part of this team, you’ll join a group of innovative thinkers who work together to deliver market-leading, safe, cost effective and environmentally friendly outcomes that exceed customer expectations.

Otraco International PTY LTD is the world’s leading provider of earthmover and off-road tyre management services to the mining industry. Operating for nearly 50 years, our world-class credentials are based on a proven ability to reduce the cost of earthmover tyre operation for major open pit miners whilst maximising production and enhancing safety.    



Tyre management and maintenance is a large part of a mining operation; usually in the top 3 largest cost expenditures to a mine site, therefore, it is closely scrutinised by our clients. Our qualified tyre technicians provide a critical operational role undertaking planned and reactive tyre changes/maintenance and routine inspections, assessing wheel components to ensure tyres remain in service on a range of mobile mining equipment; some of the largest machines in the world.   


This opportunity, to become a fully qualified OTR (off the road) Tyre Fitter, an opportunity to take on a position that offers responsibility, development, and diversity of work. This position can lead to a variety of duties within the company for successful candidates.   We encourage career enhancement and growth within our employee base. 


As a trainee, your program starts with a 4-week, paid, theory-based course conducted in our Kewdale training facility. After completion, you will be offered a role at one of our mine sites where you will continue your on-the-job training. The rosters vary dependent on the site, most sites are on either a 2 weeks on, 1 week off (2:1) or 8 days on, 6 days off (8:6) rosters with a few other variations. It is expected that most people would be fully qualified within 18 – 24 months.   


We are seeking people that are looking to forge a genuine career within the mining industry. We are looking for those ideals that possibly have had some exposure to mining and the FIFO lifestyle or people that are set up to have this work life work for them.    

  • Hold a valid drivers’ licence (minimum open C class manual licence)  
  • Forklift licence (High risk work licence recognised by WorkSafe)  
  • A strong safety and procedural focus  
  • Mechanical aptitude; advantageous  
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills  
  • A team player  
  • Ability to always represent our company professionally  



The successful applicants will have the rare opportunity of being paid to learn. We are a Registered Training Organisation and at the end of your training, you will hold a nationally recognised certificate in tyre fitting which will enable you to work on any tyre, including all earthmoving tyres, anywhere in the world.  Otraco have a presence on over 40 mine sites in Australia and, with a commitment to developing their staff, this role is the first step to a long career, in a niche industry, working on some of the biggest machinery in the world.   



  • Fit, remove and perform maintenance on wheels on any type of vehicle  
  • Perform inspections and determine the suitability of wheel components to remain in service  
  • Enter data and record information on file and into the Otracom tyre management database  
  • Maintain pressures and quality in accordance with site specifications  
  • Uphold our commitment to provide a high level of service to our clients  


 This is a unique opportunity to become part of our world class organisation and to move forward in tyre management services for the mining industry.  


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