Electrical Instrumentation Technician - Nickel West - Mt Keith

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Date published

31 July 2019

Date closing

16 August 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 Nickel West
Nickel West is a fully integrated mine-to-market business. Our culture is rich with technical know-how, highly efficient and focused on innovation. The business employs over 2500 people from five operations across Western Australia comprising of nickel underground and open-cut mines, concentrators, a smelter and a refinery. We also have plans to expand our operations with new mines in the northern Goldfields and a large nickel sulphate plant in Kwinana.A member of the BHP Group, Nickel West is undergoing an exciting business transformation to become a globally significant supplier of battery materials to the electric vehicle market. Nickel West will soon become the world’s largest producer of Nickel Sulphate, a key ingredient in lithium-ion batteries. As the world’s largest producer of nickel briquettes and nickel powder, Nickel West is leading the new-energy revolution in Western Australia. Nickel West has an exciting future ahead. We invite you to join us at Nickel West as we seek to energize our future.

About the role

  • Competitive salary on offer plus 12% superannuation and a range of company benefits
  • Family friendly roster 7 days on, 7 days off with roster for occasional nights
  • Nickel West value and respect employees, offering an inclusive and diverse environment 

The Mt Keith maintenance team contributes to the ongoing success of the Mt Keith operation through ensuring that the concentrator assets are maintained to a level that ensures the ongoing delivery of concentrate to meet production targets.
The Electrical Instrumentation Technicians are responsible for the safe maintenance of all electrical equipment within the concentrator and across the wider operation.

About You

The successful candidate will have a solid background in electrical maintenance of a range of fixed plant equipment. Additionally, we are looking for:
  • Western Australian 'A' Grade licence is essential to be considered.
  • Certificate IV Instrumentation is a must
  • High Voltage Switching ticket is ideal, or candidates must be prepared to undertake this training
  • Current Australian manual driver's licence is required
  • Competent in reading and interpreting electrical circuit drawings
  • Previous experience in mining processing plants an advantage
  • Excellent communication and problem solving skills
  • Qualifications in forklift, EWP, 1st aid and CPR are beneficial
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.

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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