Jumbo Operator - Nickel West - Leinster

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Western Australia

Work type

Full Time

Job category

Production Mining/ Operations

Date published

07 August 2019

Date closing

23 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 connecte
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

  • Family friendly roster of 7 days on and 7 days off
  • Competitive salary on offer plus 12% superannuation and a range of company benefits
  • Nickel West is positioned well to energise our future
As an important member of the Underground Mining Team, your key duties are to operate Jumbo drilling rigs for mine development and install ground support according to quality specifications safely and efficiently.
The Jumbo Operator is also responsible for minimisation of secondary breakage and over break and correct installation of ground support systems in accordance to the geotechnical plan.
As a Jumbo Operator you will:
  • Mark up faces in accordance with geological, statutory, and survey specifications;
  • Installation of all ground support, except cable bolts and shotcrete;
  • Installation of mine services when required;
  • Work with technical and supervisory staff in quality and safety initiatives; and
  • Ensure end of shift reports (Plods) are up to date.

About You

  • Experience in working in underground operations as a Jumbo operator
  • Detailed knowledge of the operation of large multi boom jumbos
  • Ability to read and understand detailed survey plans and memos
  • Ability to read and understand designed ground support plans
  • Basic electrical and mechanical knowledge of jumbo rigs
  • Experience with Sandvik DD420, DD421 and DD422 will be highly regarded
  • Current WA Drivers’ License
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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