Engineering Technician Electrical | FIFO or Residential 7/7 | Newman

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Western Australia

Work type

Full Time

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Date published

13 June 2019

Date closing

23 June 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

We are currently looking for an experienced Engineering Technician Electrical to join our Electrical HV team in Newman.  Reporting to the Electrical Supervisor, your main job responsibilities will include: 
  • Ensure conformance with the BHP Charter, the BHP Billiton Group Level Documents, Code of Conduct and relevant statutory obligations
  • An overriding commitment to health, safety, environment responsibility and sustainable development
  • Undertaking preventative maintenance inspections in accordance with maintenance planning systems and recommending appropriate follow-up action
  • Install, remove, transfer, maintain and/or repair cross arms, pins, insulators, guys, transformer and switch racks and other overhead pole and Underground Residential
  • Distribution equipment using a variety of hand tools, equipment and power tools
  • Installs and removes transformers, including primary and secondary current transformers and self-contained meters; disconnecting switches, circuit breakers and other overhead line and Underground Residential Distribution devices
  • Install street and area lights, working with primary and secondary voltages. 
  • Inspects lines, poles and equipment for signs of damage or wear and reports deficiencies
  • Attend to faults on the network as they arise
  • Take responsibility for the safe and efficient operation and maintenance of the network, including but not limited to; Substation Buildings and Yards, Ring main units, Transformers, HV switching devices, Domestic and Light Industrial Network/Consumer interface equipment
  • High Voltage Switching Program development, checking, execution

With this role you have the choice of either being residentially based in Newman or fly-in fly-out from Perth to Newman on a 7/7 roster. If you would prefer the residential option, you will also be provided with subsidised rental accommodation in addition to power and water subsidies.

You will be working on all Eastern Pilbara Mine and Newman Township sites, operating and maintaining the generation, transmission and distribution electricity network within the Pilbara region.

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. 

About You

As the successful candidate you will possess the following:
  • Dual trade Linesman / Electrician
  • WA “A” Grade Electrical License
  • Australian C Class Driver’s License (manual) + MR endorsement (HR advantageous)
  • Certificate III in ESI – Power Systems Distribution Overhead
  • Proven experience and competency in High Voltage Switching Operations
  • SAP experience is highly desirable
  • Strong experience with HV electrical equipment and systems specific to mining and utilities (including diagnosis and fault finding substations, switchgear and transformers)
  • High Risk Work Licence with EWP and Dogging & Rigging endorsements - required
  • Vehicle Loading (CV), Forklift  – advantageous
  • Certificate III in ESI - Power Systems - Distribution Cable Jointing – advantageous

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: 91851

Please note, screening and interviews may take place prior to the advertised close date.
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