Heavy Duty Diesel Fitters | Cliffs Underground Mine | Nickel West | FIFO

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Western Australia

Work type

Full Time

Job category


Date published

08 October 2019

Date closing

31 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

  • Family friendly roster working 7 days on-6 days off, 7 nights on-8 days off roster
  • Nickel West value and respect employees, offering an inclusive and diverse environment 
  • Competitive salary on offer plus 12% superannuation and a range of company benefits
We are currently looking for five qualified and experienced Heavy Duty Diesel Fitters to join our team at Cliffs Underground Mine. Working in both the Mechanical Maintenance Workshop and underground, you will be responsible for preventative and breakdown maintenance of all underground and surface mobile equipment.

Team members are expected to demonstrate focus on safety, achievement and team engagement in all aspects of their work. Opportunities to step up in a supervisory capacity and working with a friendly and engaging crew.

About You

  • Trade Qualified Heavy Duty Diesel Mechanic;
  • Previous history working on Underground equipment such as Caterpillar Loaders, Atlas Copco MT6020 trucks and Sandvik & Atlas Copco drill rigs is preferred;
  • Electronic diagnostic tool exposure highly regarded;
  • Computer literacy and/or experience in 1SAP;
  • Experience in underground mining operations environment is highly desirable;
  • Motivated individual who can work with minimal supervision
  • A current "C" Class driver’s license or national equivalent;
  • Overhead Crane, Dogging/Rigging, EWP and Forklift License; and
  • Experience in stepping up to lead and support teams will be highly regarded but not essential.
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 Cliffs
Nickel West Cliffs is located approximately 375 kilometres north of Kalgoorlie in Western Australia.  Cliffs underground Nickel Mine is an integral part of Nickel West Leinster comprising of a nickel concentrator and dryer, located 12 kilometres south of Nickel West Mt Keith.

Employees at Cliffs reside at the Mt Keith village,  some of the amenities at your disposal include internet connection, outdoor swimming pool, health and fitness equipment, indoor cricket, basketball court, BBQ areas plus and arrange of social activities. 
As part of our commitment to health and safety Nickel West Cliffs is a smoke free operation and has a clean shaven policy.

To Apply
Short listing for this position will commence on Thursday 31st 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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