Maintenance Engineer

Location: Townsville

The Chrysos commitment and mission

Here at Chrysos we combine science and software to create technology solutions that are changing the global mining industry; both from a productivity and environmental impact perspective.
Just like atoms and machines, we believe that everyone is different and how individuals come together is what makes us successful.

Headquartered in Adelaide and with team members based in Western Australia, Victoria, Africa and North America, Chrysos Corporation’s diverse team of scientists, engineers and industry specialists are coming together to build technologies to provide rapid, accurate and safe ore analysis for the global mining industry.
About the role
Based out of Townsville with regular travel to the Ravenswood Gold site, this role will form part of our Maintenance team.

Our maintenance team is responsible for ensuring our equipment is on and running to support our client’s needs. They are a team of technically experienced individuals, with backgrounds in various engineering specialisations. The team are a cohesive global unit that work on rosters, with time onsite, time working from our office or home, and time off to recover and rest (wellbeing is important to us).

The team is regularly working with our project managers, physicists, and is responsible for being our face to the customer.

What you will do:

The company’s flagship technology, PhotonAssay, steps around centuries-old chemistry- based assay methods to deliver true ‘atom-counting’ analysis for the measurement of gold and other high-value metals. With successful installations around Australia and a strong pipeline of global projects, Chrysos is taking PhotonAssay to customers around the world – Chrysos could take you to places that you might not have even imagined yet.

There’s opportunity around every corner and the support to help you achieve your goals.

  1. 1. Maintenance and service of PhotonAssay at Ravenswood Gold.
    2. Scheduled monthly maintenance as well as responding to breakdowns on short notice
    to minimise downtime and maximise availability.
    3. Technical support service for the installations via telephone, email and remote
    computer login for troubleshooting and performance checks during and out of office hours as agreed. This will involve liaising with support staff at Chrysos’ headquarters and our technology partner in China.
    4. Training of the customer on the safe operation and maintenance of the equipment.
    5. Spares inventory management on site.
    6. Completing maintenance and spares documentation and providing feedback to
    7. Assisting in the development and continual improvement of the processes associated
    with the maintenance and service of PhotonAssay systems.
    8. Assisting in the installation and commissioning of new installations.
    9. Supporting the development of a strong WHS and inclusive culture.

Who you are


  1. 1. Demonstrated experience in maintaining technical equipment.
    2. Safety first focus.
    3. Strong customer service ethos and problem-solving skills.
    4. Able and willing to travel and work within Australia and overseas, including at remote locations such as mine sites.
    5. Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
    6. Rights to work in Australia
    7. Current Driver’s Licence.
    8. Full COVID-19 vaccination status according to Australian Government.
    9. Familiarity with office productivity software such as Outlook, Excel, Word and PowerPoint.


  1. 1. Electrical Licence.
    2. Tertiary qualification in engineering (electrical, electronic or mechatronic) or a closely
    related technical discipline.
    3. Familiarity with the mining industry and mine-site operations.
    4. Customer Service and Field Service experience in the mining or mineral sector (or related) processing industries.
    5. Demonstrated experience in fault finding in electro-mechanical equipment.
    6. Hands-on experience in one or more of the following areas: electrical wiring and
    safety, power distribution, mechanical maintenance and repairs; basic electronics;
    metal-working; engineering drawing and design.
    7. Experience in product development and the manufacturing sector.

Personal attributes

  1. 1. Respect – for everyone with due regard for their feelings, wishes or rights.
    2. Empathy – the ability to sense what the client, colleague or other stakeholder needs
    from you.
    3. Integrity – being honest and consistently adhering to strong moral and ethical
    principles and values.
    4. A team player with strong inter-personnel skills.
    5. Able to work well alone and with others to achieve outcomes.
    6. Attention to detail and highly organised.
    7. Meets deadlines for delivering results.
    8. Willingness to take on a wide variety of tasks, including those both ‘above’ and ‘below’
    the designated role.

Why come and join us?

Whether you’re in the office, working from home or on one of our client sites, we recognise that every single person is unique and our Chrysos benefits aim to ensure we cater for all.

We encourage flexibility and well-being. In today’s busy world it can be hard to find the right balance. Our people leaders welcome the discussion on flexibility and will always do their best to support your individual situation. To support this, we ensure you are well equipped with a mobile phone and at home computer set-up.

Yes, like many other businesses we have team activities, like pizza or different sports, but with us you will get the chance to work with exciting, ground-breaking equipment that is revolutionising and reducing the environmental impact of our mining industry. You will work with some of the best minds in the industry and be afforded career growth and development opportunities.

If this sounds like what you are looking for, then send a covering letter, CV and statement addressing the required skills and competencies to

We make hiring decisions based on your experience, skills and passion. When you apply, please feel free to tell us the pronouns you use or any reasonable adjustments you may need during the interview process.

Take the next step!

Like what you read? Submit a covering letter, curriculum vitae and documentation addressing the required qualifications and experience to

Your application should detail how you meet the essential criteria and highlight the desired attributes you believe you possess. Please also include a statement defining your legal right to work in Australia.

We look forward to hearing from you!