Boilermaker | Leinster | Nickel West | FIFO 7/7

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Western Australia

Work type

Full Time

Job category


Date published

27 November 2019

Date closing

15 December 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

We are currently seeking a highly skilled Boilermaker Welder to join our Maintenance team at Leinster. The successful individual will report to the Maintenance Supervisor, and will demonstrate the following:
  • Overriding commitment to BHP Billiton Charter, health, safety, environment and sustainable development
  • Complete bucket repairs, general fabrication around the workshop and remove wear plates and heel shrouds. 
  • Work effectively with other maintenance and production team members, including contractors, to better understand and manage equipment maintenance and resolve problems impacting on both areas
  • Facilitate and complete “Whole of Job Function”, which includes pre work, preparation of JHA’s, Take 5’s and/or Work Instructions, organise materials, execution, test-out, hand-back and sign-off of work orders
  • Ensure that all documentation and data entry is accurately completed
  • Undertake all inspections of equipment and maintenance tools
  • Prioritise efforts to reduce breakdown, urgent or interrupt work which disturbs planned and scheduled work
  • Accept a high level of ownership of Maintenance activities and equipment
  • Maintain a high standard of housekeeping and undertake housekeeping and safety inspections
  • Participate in Continuous Improvement Programs that result in higher levels of plant and equipment performance
  • Maintain a high level working knowledge of safety processes

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.


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.

About You

As the successful candidate, you will possess the following:
  • Australian Recognised Trade Qualification in Engineering and Fabrication (or equivalent)
  • At least 3 years post trade experience
  • Confident working underground
  • Experience with bucket repairs is a must
  • General Fabrication and ability to work unassisted
  • Experience with statutory compliance requirements for Mine Safety and Inspection Act
  • Minimum of C class manual drivers licence
  • Ability to work well within a team to achieve outcomes
  • Forklift, Dogging and/or Rigging Certificates (desirable)
  • 1SAP experience (desirable)
  • Sound communication and interpersonal skills

Ref: 107871


Please note, screening and interviews may take place prior to the advertised close date.

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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