Heavy Duty Mechanics at Cloudbreak

Dean Hanks is a heavy duty mechanic at Fortescue's Cloudbreak mine site in the Pilbara. He shares his workplace and loves fixing big machinery.

He shares how he started out in the industry and the opportunies in the industry.

Dean shows us around the workshop and some of the machines he works on.

SkillsOne recently visited tradies who work in the mining industry in the Pilbarra, in Western Australia, run by the Fortescue Metals Group.

Fortescue focusses on iron ore.

Fortescue's port, rail and mine project commenced construction in February 2006 with the turning of the first sod at the Company's port site at Anderson Point in Port Hedland. Just two years later, the open-access rail infrastructure is complete, the Fortescue Herb Elliott Port is operational and the mining operations at the Company's first mine site, known as Cloudbreak, are well underway.

VJ Lucy Nash