Electrical Trades Assistant

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South Australia

Work type

Full Time

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Date published

07 February 2020

Date closing

18 February 2020 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.

Join Olympic Dam a safe, reliable, globally competitive business delivered by our people. At Olympic Dam we care that everyone goes home safe to do the things they love. We believe Leadership drives culture and culture drives performance. All incidents are preventable and everyone has a role to play.

Our Operations

One of Australia’s largest mines and a complex minerals processing operation, Olympic Dam, is unique in that we produce Copper, Uranium, Gold and Silver. The local township of Roxby Downs is an active and progressive community offering a variety of modern, well equipped housing, educational, health, sporting, leisure, shopping and cultural facilities.

Please note this position is based at Olympic Dam, operating on a 7/7 roster pattern roster arrangement with residential, FIFO and DIDO options available.

About the role

The role will involve being an active team member, providing Electrical Trades Assistant support to the Mine Electrical Reticulation work team. You will adhere to operating requirements and strive for the safe achievement of individual, team and site objectives.  

In this role you will:

  • Comply to and consistently follow the standards and procedures designed to enable you to work safely and effectively every day
  • Provide trade assistance skills to support planned, unplanned or breakdown maintenance
  • Develop close working relationships with maintenance and other personnel to ensure that all maintenance activities are rectified immediately and escalated where required
  • Provide continual feedback to the Shift Maintenance Supervisors on job progress
  • Execute activities according to the weekly work schedule and unscheduled work as required
  • Update events and work requests with an accurate scope of work, to support effective planning of work
  • Provide feedback to the Maintenance Supervisor on improvement opportunities
  • Build cross-functional relationships with the range of Operational areas to support maintenance
  • Comply with the 1SAP Work Management processes related to work identification, execution and the capturing of related historical transactional data into 1SAP
  • Provide input into root cause analysis and subsequent resolution of action items affecting equipment reliability

About You

  • Proven commitment to look after your own wellbeing and the confidence to speak up when others put themselves in harm’s way
  • Previous experience working in a similar Electrical Trades Assistant role within the mining industry (preferred)
  • Working at Heights and Elevated Work Platform tickets are advantageous
  • 1SAP basic user capabilities desired 
  • Proven ability to demonstrate appropriate HSEC behaviours
  • Ability to communicate across multiple levels and disciplines
  • Current, valid driver’s licence

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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