Engineer DCS - Various Locations - Minerals Americas

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South America


Chile - Escondida, Chile - Santiago, Chile - Spence

Work type

Full Time

Job category

Operations, Technology/IT

Date published

11 July 2019

Date closing

25 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


To provide support for OT infrastructure and assure control systems platforms availability, in alignment with safety and operational requisitions. 

Core Accountabilities
  • Safety and HSE Culture, including contractors under OT scope
  • OT infrastructure availability for process areas which include: 
  • Field equipment (local controllers, communication switches)
  • Servers (Workstations, Services Servers, Enginnering stations)
  • Control Systems Platforms (Expert Systems, Comms Services, HMI)
  • Logic program and parameters integrity. Logic Bypass administration
  • Contractor coordination at site for OT support services
  • Support for execution of small improvement OT projects

About You

  • Electronic or electrical engineer with specialization in Automation and/or Industrial Control. 

Experience & Technical Competencies
  • Control System Operation Experience – 3 years experience minimum
  • Mining Operation Experience – 2 years experience minimum
  • Experience in any Control Systems Platforms: Siemens PCS7 – ABB 800XA – Honeywell Experion.
  • Network management and support (desirable)

  • Spanish (fluent) – English (basic)


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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