Drill & Blast Technician (MPU Operator) | Iron Ore | Jimblebar | FIFO 8:6 / 7:7

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Western Australia

Work type

Full Time

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Date published

04 October 2019

Date closing

14 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

Reporting to the Supervisor Drill & Blast a (MPU) Mobile Processing Unit Operator will play a key role within the Drill & Blast team. In this role you will be required to deliver blasting materials safely in accordance with mine production requirements. You will be exposed to all facets of blast operations, exercising your meticulous operating skills and adaptable work ethic to diversify your experience across blasting activities.
Additional key responsibilities will include:
  • Support execution of production activities according to the Production Plan to produce the required quantity and quality of blasted floor stocks
  • Keep abreast with latest technological developments and legislative requirements

About You

As the successful candidate you will ideally possess the following:
  • Previous experience in Open Pit Blasting 
  • Experience in operating MMU/MPU vehicles with prior knowledge of explosives, storage regulations and loading practices within the mining or related industry
  • Dangerous Goods Security Card (essential)
  • HR Licence (essential)
  • Strong initiative and practical problem solving skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills 
  • Sound computer skills
You will be based at our ‘Jimblebar’ mine site on a fly-in fly-out 8 days on, 6 days off, 7 nights on, 7 nights off roster. Jimblebar is now an autonomous truck mine and is located 40kms North East of Newman, Western Australia. The facilities at the FIFO village include; a fully equipped gym, netted cricket pitch, basketball court, beach volleyball court and recreation room including a pool table, darts, table tennis, TV and DVD player. All rooms at the village have their own ensuite bathroom, television with Foxtel channels, refrigerator and air-conditioning.

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.  How to applyReference:103579
  • We reserve the right to commence recruitment proceedings immediately
  • This opportunity is currently only open to candidates with the right to work in Australia
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