Tradespeople - Electrical &/or Instrumentation

Location: Port Pirie

Who we are

Nyrstar is a global multi-metals business, with a market leading position in zinc and lead and growing positions in other base and precious metals. Nyrstar has mining, smelting and other operations located in Europe, the Americas and Australia and employs over 4,000 people. The company’s global operations are located close to key customers and major transport hubs to facilitate delivery of raw materials and distribution of finished products. In August 2019, Nyrstar’s operating business became majority owned by Trafigura, a market leader in the global commodities industry, providing a stable long term platform for its marketing leading operations worldwide. Visit

Overview of the role

Seeking “Talented” Electrical & Instrumentation Tradespeople.

Do you have an Electrical and/or Instrumentation Trade Qualification (minimum of Certificate III) with fixed plant and/or maintenance fitter experience, preferably within the Mining, minerals processing or heavy industries.

Are you looking to spark your career further?

As Nyrstar employee, we have opportunities to grow and progress your career for the right performers. Demonstrate your talented Electrical & Instrumentation skills, abilities and have the right attitude, and be rewarded with opportunities to grow and progress into higher classifications and/or potential supervisory roles.

You will be responsible for a variety of on-site tasks including electrical maintenance, equipment repairs, PLC and SCADA systems fault finding and installation, high voltage switching operations.

If you are in search of a role that doesn’t require living away from home, FIFO or casual work, this may be the role for you!

Working on an equal time roster over 7 days of the week (working day shifts) provides a great balance between work and play, with more days off in a block than the usual 2 day weekend. Ideally the successful candidates will be residentially based or willing to relocate to Port Pirie. Nyrstar will provide support and relocation assistance.

Do you have the additional requisites of:

  • Current Electrical Work unrestricted SA EWR licence (‘A’ class licence) .
  • High Voltage training (highly desirable).
  • Hazardous area qualification (highly desirable).

What does working for Nyrstar mean?

We offer a career of challenge, reward and growth in a company that is focussed on being a leader in our field. Safety, Health, Hygiene & Environment are the foundation of all our values – we live safety by living our values: Respect, Ownership, Excellence, Teamwork and Integrity.

What we offer:

  • 5 weeks annual leave
  • Competitive salary
  • Subsidised health membership
  • Private Health benefits option (corporate rates)
  • Subsidised Dental Health Care – for you and your family
  • Novated car leasing option
  • Relocation support
  • Study leave assistance
  • Employee Referral Program


Nyrstar Port Pirie is ideally positioned on the eastern shore of the Spencer Gulf in South Australia, just two and a half hours north-west of Adelaide. Port Pirie’s social atmosphere reflects its love of the sea, sport and the outdoors.

Known as the ‘City of Friendly People’, Port Pirie’s relaxed family lifestyle offers excellent facilities, accommodation and schooling options with all the major amenities. This is your opportunity to enjoy regional coastal living combined with capital city convenience.

Nyrstar Port Pirie is an integrated multi-metals recovery plant with the flexibility to process a wide range of lead-rich concentrates and smelting industry by-products.


If this sounds like you, email and attach your resume and copies of relevant qualifications and high risk licences. Please quote the job title when submitting your application.

Please note you must have unrestricted valid rights to work in Australia. Nyrstar is an equal opportunity employer and supports diversity within its workforce. Nyrstar Port Pirie’s Safety Policy requires clean shaven employees and is a non-smoking site. Only applicants who progress to the next stage will be contacted. Thank you for your interest in applying for a position at Nyrstar.