Electrical Maintenance Technician | Newman | Residential - 8:6

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Western Australia

Work type

Full Time

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Date published

12 July 2019

Date closing

22 July 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

This is a great opportunity to work within a dynamic and innovative team, playing a pivotal role in creating a world class mine. Reporting to the Supervisor Maintenance, within the Fixed Plant Maintenance team at Mt Whaleback (Operations West), your duties will include:
  • Overriding commitment to BHP Billiton Charter, health, safety, environment and sustainable development
  • Maintain all areas of equipment including commissioning, fault finding and repair
  • Adhere to specific maintenance processes as defined
  • 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 You

As the successful candidate, you will possess:
  • Electrical Trade certified & A grade electrical licence
  • Minimum of C class manual drivers licence
  • Sound communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work well within a team to achieve outcomes
  • Experience with a safety management system
  • Experience with an automated plant control system
  • Experience with iron ore processing
  • Experience troubleshooting crushing, conveying and hydraulic systems
  • Experience with statutory compliance requirements for Mine Safety and Inspection Act
  • HIAB, EWP, Forklift, Dogging and Rigging Certificates (desirable)
In this residential role you will be based in Newman, Western Australia.  You will be working at the closely located ‘Mount Whaleback’ mine site, which at more than five kilometres long and nearly 1.5 kilometres wide is the biggest single-pit open-cut iron ore mine in the world. The 7,000 strong population of Newman enjoys well-established town facilities including a newly revitalised town centre and sporting facilities.  As a gateway to the Karijini national park, you will be in close proximity to spectacular gorges, water courses and stunningly unique landscapes. As this is a residential position you will also be provided with subsidised rental accommodation in addition to power and water subsidies.

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 – 96783
  • Please note, screening and interviews may take place prior to the advertised close date.
  • We support flexible work at BHP. Talk to us about the flexible working options in this team.
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