Maintenance Technician | Kalgoorlie | Nickel West | 5/2 Roster

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Western Australia

Work type

Full Time

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Date published

24 September 2019

Date closing

16 October 2019 at 00:00 GMT

About BHP

At BHP we support our people to grow, learn, develop their skills and reach their potential. With a global portfolio of operations, we offer a diverse and inclusive environment with extraordinary career opportunities. Our strategy is to focus on creating a safe work environment where our employees feel strongly connected to our values and objectives, and where the capability of our people is key to our success. Come and be a part of this success.

About the role

  • Residentially based role - work close to home
  • Part time applicants will be considered for job-share opportunities
  • Great opportunities to develop your skills and build upon your career

Nickel West Kalgoorlie is seeking an experienced Maintenance Technician (Mechanical Fitter) to join the MN20 Services Workshop Mechanical Maintenance team.

This workshop is accountable for Sulphuric acid Process area, Oxygen Plant, Waste Heat boiler, Power house, Effluent plant, Compressor house, Gas and dust handling , High Speed rotating equipment , road and rail acid unloading and storage facility, fire, water and air services. Successful applicant will need to have a commitment to safety, attention to detail and have a great work ethic.

The primary function of the MN20 Maintenance Technician is to support the preventative maintenance team, whose responsibilities include; inspection, diagnostics, servicing, adjustment and repair of fixed plant equipment and the overhaul and assembly of equipment in the Services area of Nickel West Kalgoorlie Smelter.

About You

  • Mechanical Fitter trade qualification is mandatory
  • Solid post apprenticeship heavy industry experience in fixed plant maintenance is required
  • Experience with rotating machinery, compressors, lubrication systems, acid plants, cooling towers, heat exchangers, hydraulic, dust handling, dry precipitation and pneumatic conveying equipment will be advantageous, however, not compulsory
  • Sound problem identification and solving skills
  • Ability to work autonomously but with a team focus
  • Proven experience in being a safe and responsible tradesperson with a "can do" attitude
  • Ability to perform overtime and participate in an on-call roster
  • Current WA ‘C’ class drivers licence
  • Working at Heights, Confined Space, Forklift and EWP tickets are beneficial
  • Computer Literacy with Microsoft suite and experience with SAP will be advantageous
 As part of the recruitment process for this position you may be required to undergo a pre-employment medical and participate in a background screen including a criminal history check, identity check and qualifications check.

Nickel West Kalgoorlie

Kalgoorlie is the largest inland city in Western Australia and due to its central location is positioned at the heart of the Goldfields as a vibrant mining town and a major gateway to the Eastern States. Although fairly isolated, the City of Kalgoorlie/Boulder offers modern shopping facilities, a huge variety of sports, and schooling for all ages up to high school. There are contemporary housing options for all budgets, sporting clubs and leisure complexes of all descriptions.

The Kalgoorlie Nickel Smelter receives nickel concentrate from our mining operations in Leinster and Mt Keith as well as from our Third Party Feed concentrator in Kambalda. Nickel West Kalgoorlie incorporates a flash furnace smelter, converters and an acid plant which has the capacity to produce up to 110,000 tonnes per annum of nickel matte. All Kalgoorlie roles are residential, FIFO is not an option. Nickel West Kalgoorlie is a non-smoking operation.

To Apply

Short listing for this position will commence on Wednesday 16th October 2019, however we do reserve the right to close this position earlier than stated. To enable us to process your application as quickly as possible simply click on the 'apply' button below.
Please note: it is a requirement that all internal applicants advise their immediate line manager of their application.

Supporting a diverse workforce

At BHP, we recognise that we are strengthened by diversity. We are committed to providing a work environment in which everyone is included, treated fairly and with respect. We are an Equal Opportunity employer and we encourage applications from women and Indigenous people. We know there are many aspects of our employees’ lives that are important, and work is only one of these, so we offer benefits to enable your work to fit with your life.  These benefits include flexible working options, a generous paid parental leave policy, other extended leave entitlements and parent rooms.  
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