Engineering Technician Electrical - HV & Power | FIFO 2/2

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Western Australia

Work type

Full Time

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Date published

06 November 2019

Date closing

12 November 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  High Voltage Maintenance Supervisor, your duties as an Engineering Technician Electrical will include:
  • Ensure conformance with the BHP Billiton 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
  • Have an understanding of substation protection and control systems.
  • Undertake  maintenance and testing on HV substation primary plant 
  • Assists in the development and maintenance of accurate technical procedures and work instructions 
  • Exercising a proficient level of technical knowledge and expertise to independently make informed decisions and support HV Technicians in the performance of their duties 
  • Take responsibility for the safe and efficient operation and maintenance of the network, including but not limited to; Ring main units, Transformers and other HV switching devices

About You

As the successful candidate, you will possess the following: 
  • C Class Driver’s License
  • WA “A” Grade Electrical License
  • Proven experience and competency in High Voltage Switching
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills are key components of this role as you will work with closely with a variety of stakeholders
  • Experience with computerised maintenance management systems (SAP experience is highly desirable).
  • The ability to apply expertise to analyse and solve problems without clear precedent
  • Strong experience with HV electrical equipment and systems specific to mining and utilities (including diagnosis and fault finding substations, switchgear and transformers)
  • Protection testing and commissioning skills and experience – advantageous
  • HIAB, EWP, Forklift, Dogging and Rigging Certificates – advantageous


With this role, you will be fly-in fly-out from Perth to Newman on 14 days on, 14 days off roster. You will be working on all Eastern Pilbara Mine sites, operating and maintaining the generation, transmission and distribution electricity network within the Pilbara region. 

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 – 105620
We reserve the right to commence recruitment proceedings immediately.
This opportunity is currently only open to employees working within Australia.
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