Step Up Supervisor - Electrical Instrumentation | Kalgoorlie

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Western Australia

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Full Time

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Date published

08 August 2019

Date closing

22 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 the role

As Electrical & Instrumentation Step Up Supervisor you will directly support the Electrical maintenance supervisor in the Maintenance Execution team’s work activities in compliance with the weekly work schedule, operating standards, procedures, work instructions and defined processes to achieve optimal maintenance outcomes across the Kalgoorlie Smelter.

Primarily your role will involve daily allocation of tasks, rostering, reporting and general supervision of the team of Electrical & Instrumentation Technicians. Your key relationships include the engineering, planning and project teams as well as the other maintenance teams.

As a step up supervisor your responsibilities, tasks & daily duties will directly align with that of your supervisor in order to support them in meeting their responsibilities, at times you will also be expected to act in their role as such it is important that you understand your supervisor’s accountabilities.

About You

Significant post trade experience in a processing or chemical plant is required. Preferably, the successful applicant will have sound prior experience in a supervisory capacity along with:
  • Excellent organisational and communication skills and the ability to take a leadership role within a team environment. The ability to delegate effectively, coach and mentor others is a must
  • Electrical trade skills will include experience working with high voltage & low voltage equipment, VSD speed control, PLC's and process control instruments in addition to strong fault finding skills. More specifically, exposure to Yokogawa DCS systems and Allen Bradley PLCs will be advantageous
  • Necessary qualifications include an A grade electrical license. A dual qualification in electrical and instrumentation would be highly regarded. Computer literacy is essential and exposure to SAP would be beneficial
  • Qualifications as a Supervising Gas Fitter or experience in gas fitting work is highly preferred

What We Offer You

As a Step Up Supervisor at BHP, we will provide you an environment where health and wellbeing are seen as a pre-requisite for safety and productivity. You will have access to training and professional development tools which will support you in your role. You will be empowered by your Superintendent and encouraged to ensure your team are connected to their strategy and plan. 

In addition, other benefits include generous allowances, company housing, an attractive share save scheme, annual salary reviews and a short term incentive bonus. 

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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