Mine sites around Australia rely on High Voltage Electricians – also called HV Electricians – to keep the site safe, and working at full capacity. As a High Voltage Sparkie working FIFO on remote mine sites, you can expect to be challenged and rewarded in equal measure.

You will have the chance to work on:

  • Mine vehicles
  • Autonomous equipment
  • Generators and gensets
  • Lighting towers
  • Fixed plant equipment

Are you an experienced High Voltage Electrician looking for a new FIFO mining role? Contact Premium Mechanical Group today to find out how our recruitment team can secure ongoing work at pay rates above industry standard.

High Voltage Electrician Salary Info

Salary expectations

Sparkie salaries start at around $94,000 per year for someone new to the industry. From there, your salary increases with your responsibilities and working conditions.

An experienced High Voltage Electrician with 5-10 years of experience can earn between $170,000 and $220,000 per year. Because every mine site (and contract) is different, salaries can go up or down depending on:

  • Seniority level
  • Years of experience
  • On-site responsibilities
  • Overtime hours
  • Specialist qualifications

How to earn above industry standard as a High Voltage Sparkie

Premium Mechanical Group recruits the highest-calibre High Voltage Electricians in the industry. Because of that, we can negotiate more competitive contracts and pay above the industry standard.

At Premium Mechanical Group, most of our FIFO High Voltage Electricians earn between $68-75 per hour, plus superannuation.

Tailored recruitment packages

We want to help your career move forward. When you work with Premium Mechanical Group, you’re signing up for more than a mining job. Our tailored recruitment packages for High Voltage Electricians are designed to make the most of your interests and abilities.

  • Career progress to Supervisory or Planning roles
  • Upskilling and dual trade pathways
  • Attractive employee benefits
  • Salary sacrificing including tools, flights, subscriptions, relocation

About the job

Every day as a High Voltage Sparkie is different. You may be called on to service mine vehicles, repair faulty wiring in heavy machinery, test and diagnose electrical system faults, install wiring or climb a lighting tower.

But our recruiters are looking for certain credentials to place High Voltage Electricians in mining jobs confidently:

  • Safety-conscious
  • Recognised trade certificate
  • A/C Refrigerant licence (Cert II in Automotive Air Conditioning)
  • Outstanding diagnostic skills
  • Valid Driver’s Licence
  • Successful reference checks (minimum of 3)
  • Current AFP Police Clearance
  • Earthmoving equipment experience (excavators, loaders, dozers, trucks, graders and/or drills)
  • MEM or rail/track machine experience

WA Mine sites you can expect to work

Our experienced mining recruitment team can find a role to suit your schedule. Whether you’re looking for a long-term contract, short-term top-up or shutdown work to build your skills, there is always work for a dedicated and talented Automotive Electrician.

You could be working:

  • On an owner-miner site in the Pilbara
  • Underground in the Goldfields
  • Expanding the Mid-West mining industry
  • Closer to home in Perth or the South-West

Wherever you want to go, Premium Mechanical Group will get you there.

Find FIFO High Voltage Electrician Roles at Premium Mechanical Group

We encourage experienced High Voltage Electricians to give us a call for a confidential career chat. Alternatively, you can apply for open roles directly through our Jobs page.

If you want a little more information or tailored advice on finding the best FIFO mining jobs, then don’t hesitate to get in touch before applying.