Engineering Technician Electrical HV | FIFO or Residential 8/6 | 12 Month FTC

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Western Australia

Work type

Full Time, Fixed Term

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Date published

23 August 2019

Date closing

03 September 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 Electrical Maintenance HV & Power Coastal, this role is responsible for assisting with day to day supervision and coordination of the team to ensure they continuously achieve high levels of availability and reliability in the most efficient, cost effective and safe manner. 

This is a 12 month fixed term contract which can be offered as either residential or fly-in fly-out from Perth to Port Hedland on 8 days on, 6 days off roster. You will be working on Port Hedland sites, operating and maintaining the transmission and distribution electricity network across the BHP Port operations. Main job responsibilities will include but not limited to: 
  • Ensure conformance with the BHP Charter, the BHP Group Level Documents, Code of Conduct and relevant statutory obligations.
  • An overriding commitment to health, safety, environment responsibility and sustainable development.
  • As a Section 44 Appointed Person, you are required to ensure compliance with the requirements of the Mine Safety and Inspection Act and Mines Safety Inspection Regulations in accordance with your appointment. 
  • Supporting an incident/injury free environment, by leading by example and coaching the team to meet and exceed HSEC targets
  • Leading and coaching team members in the active pursuit and achievement of production and productivity targets
  • Performing all the duties expected of an Engineering Technician Electrical including operation and maintenance of Transmission and Distribution HV and LV Assets
  • Monitoring and measuring standards of work and performance of team members 
  • Advising team members on technical details relating to High Voltage Operation and Maintenance
  • Initiating and / or participating in continuous improvement projects.
  • Review production and safety KPI's and communicate these to the team
  • Coordination and Supervision of contractors
  • Liaising with planners with the development of daily, weekly, monthly plans
  • Liaising with Port Stakeholders to ensure a safe and efficient service
You will display total commitment to a "zero harm" environment through your active participation in field leadership observations and site safety programs. You will have a gift for careful analysis and effective problem solving, the proven ability to recognise areas for improvement and the initiative to propose solutions. 

About You

To be considered for this role you will have: 
  • Electrical trade qualification – WA 'A' Grade License 
  • Experience with HV electrical equipment and systems specific to mining and utilities (including diagnosis and fault finding substations, switchgear and transformers)
  • High voltage switching operations training and experience
  • Demonstrated experience leading and developing teams
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills as you will work with closely with a variety of stakeholders
  • Proven ability to work in a team environment. 
  • Experience with computer maintenance management systems (preferably 1SAP); will be highly regarded 
  • Your track record testifies to your highly developed analytical and problem solving skills and proven ability to communicate plans clearly and concisely.
  • Valid Australian C class driver's license, HR preferred

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.  

Reference Number – 100481

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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