Technician Fitting Machining - Leinster - Nickel West

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Western Australia

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Full Time

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Date published

29 April 2019

Date closing

19 May 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
  • Nickel West is positioned well to energise our future

Reporting to the Supervisor Mechanical Maintenance, the Mechanical Technician is responsible for the preventative and breakdown maintenance of all fixed plant equipment related to the Cage/Skip Winders, underground dewatering, primary ventilation and compressed air systems underground. You will be required to work with the highest priority to safety at all times and in doing so, supporting the Leinster Nickel Operation by being industry leaders in maintenance

About You

  • Trade Qualified Mechanical Technician with a solid work history post trade.
  • Previously /Currently employed in fixed plant maintenance .
  • Experience on various types of pumps, valves, pneumatics and hydraulics
  • Ability to read and interpret hydraulic circuit flow diagrams
  • Motivated individual who can work with minimal supervision
  • Good computer skills, ideally with SAP or 1SAP knowledge
  • Solid history in the mining industry especially those who are currently in FIFO roles.  
  • Forklift and Elevated Work Platform Ticket preferred 
  • Experience across Fixed Plant and Underground operations
  • Previous Underground experience would be highly 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 Leinster 

Nickel West Leinster is located 375 kilometres north of Kalgoorlie in Western Australia.  The operation sources nickel ore from the Perseverance Underground Mine and Cliffs Underground Mine before crushing and processing to produce a concentrate.  The Leinster Village and Township offer a unique lifestyle with all the modern conveniences – an Olympic size swimming pool, health and fitness centre, race-course and even an 18 hole golf course.  As part of our commitment to health and safety Nickel West Leinster.

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.

On offer is a range of employee benefits including development and career opportunities together with competitive remuneration package, including share options, generous superannuation contributions, 18 weeks of paid parental leave, performance based bonuses and a great working environment
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