Excavator Operators - BHP Operations Services

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Work type

Full Time

Job category

Operations, Production Mining/ Operations

Date published

02 May 2019

Date closing

23 May 2019 at 00:00 GMT

About BHP

BHP is establishing Operations Services – a new team of employees who will provide production and maintenance services that have previously been performed by external contractors.
We are investing in our team to take your skills and career to places you never thought possible. This is an exciting time for BHP. Are you ready to make your place?

About the role

We are currently seeking high performing 400-600t class Excavator Operators and Electric Rope Shovel Operators who are passionate about delivering superior outcomes through safe production and clean mining hygiene to work within BHP’s Operations Services model.

You can expect a permanent role, 7/7 roster, competitive remuneration and a continuous focus on people development, we’re looking to develop people to be the best they can be through our Mastery Program. You’ll have your own personal development plan to take your career to places you never thought possible. Our Performance culture is about coming forward with ideas, wanting to do better and wanting to improve. If this sounds like you, there could be a place in Operations Services for you.

Essential requirements of the role include: 
  • Experienced and skilled in the safe operations of hydraulic excavators or electric rope shovels (Liebherr 996 excavator and or Cat 7495 Shovel experience preferred);
  • The strong commitment to maintain high standards of safety, equipment serviceability, housekeeping and compliance within mine working procedures;
  • The willingness and ability to mentor team members;
  • The ability to foster a team atmosphere within the work group; and
  • The adaptability to operate to changing work conditions and required mining techniques.

About You

To be successful you will:
  • Have experience operating 400-600t class excavators and or electric rope shovels;
  • Have a can do attitude and passion to improve personal and team performance;
  • Have proven commitment to look after your own wellbeing and the confidence to speak up when others put themselves in harm’s way;
  • Demonstrate effective communication skills;
  • Display the adaptability to operate to changing work conditions and required mining techniques;
  • Exhibit an eagerness to learn and motivation to broaden your skills;
  • Present the ability to foster a teamwork atmosphere within your work group;
  • Experience using high precision GPS and fleet management system would be advantageous.

Your diversity of thought and practical experience will be embraced and you will be empowered to make a real difference to our business.
Supporting a diverse workforce: 

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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