Tradesperson Boilermaker - Various Departments

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

Tradesperson – Boilermakers wanted – are you our next “Superstar”?

Do you have a Fabrication Trade Qualification (minimum of Certificate III) with experience in Arc, MIG and TIG welding experience, desirably in the Mining, minerals processing or heavy industries.

Are you looking to progress your career?

This is your opportunity to join an organisation that promotes within. When you demonstrate your skills and abilities and have the right attitude, you may be rewarded with opportunities to grow and progress your career into a higher classification level and potential supervisory roles.

You will be responsible for welding and fabrication tasks, installation, modification and commissioning of new plant and equipment. In addition, you will be responsible for all breakdown repairs, modifications and preventative maintenance activities to all equipment and plant on site and operate within an on-call roster to service the site out-of-hours.

If you are in search of a role that enables you to be home every night and provides job security, then we may be what you are looking for.

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:

  • Post Trade Qualifications in related discipline and High Risk Work tickets - eg Dogging, Rigging, EWP and/or Confined space (highly desirable)
  • Understanding of engineering strategies such as condition monitoring and preventative maintenance
  • Physically fit for manual tasks
  • Self-motivated, reliable and able to work effectively under pressure whilst being a team player


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.

If you are in search of a role that doesn’t require living away from home, FIFO or casual work then we may be what you are looking for.

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
  • Employee Assistance 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 it 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.

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.


Written applications outlining employment history and attached copies of relevant qualifications/tickets, quoting job title are to be submitted by emailing

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.