Field Officer AH Systems (AHS)

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Work type

Full Time

Job category

Production Mining/ Operations

Date published

22 November 2019

Date closing

07 December 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

As part of our vision to improve our business every day through safety improvements, innovation and people development, BHP is on a technology journey. This will radically transform our way of working, leading us to embrace change and develop organisational excellence.

The General Manager of Goonyella Riverside Mine site recently made the decision to implement autonomous haulage systems. As a result of this transformation, new roles to support autonomous and autonomy-aware vehicles and autonomous systems are being created on site.

The Field Officer AH Systems (AHS) is one of them and is part of the Production Team.

The Field Officer AH Systems (AHS) will be a key enabler of the autonomous systems. Your activities will include and are not limited to:
  • Survey, plan and validate the Autonomous Zone to ensure any infrastructure or hazards have been protected and that virtual obstacles are set up around them within the Autonomous Haulage System;
  • Monitor the physical mine and Autonomous Zone model to ensure the virtual mine model aligns for accuracy;
  • Utilising data and knowledge of the Autonomous Haulage System to manage the Dynamic dumping plans to ensure the Autonomous Haul Trucks (AHTs) tip in an optimised way;
  • Being the first responder to autonomy systems stoppage events and diagnosing the root cause of the stoppage through analysis of technology systems and inspections; and
  • Monitoring weather and road conditions, and put in place systems controls to ensure the AHTs can operate safely and productively.
Although you will spend the majority of your shift in the field, you will be in a constant contact with our site-based Autonomous Haulage Systems Mine Controllers who will be based on site in an automation control centre. You will also have regular interactions with the operators and other team members entering the Autonomous Zones. Therefore this role has a great variety of tasks, and stakeholders and is an excellent development opportunity for anyone who wants to embark on a new journey.

The Field Officer AH Systems (AHS) role will be located on site and will require you to work day and night shifts on a continuous roster.  

Click on the link here to see the shared experience from our first autonomous mine site at Jimblebar.


About You

We don’t expect you to have pre-existing experience in this role. We are going to teach you how to perform your role and we have developed a solid training program to lead you to success.

We are seeking candidates who are ready to learn and who are interested in developing and applying their existing digital literacy and data analytics and diagnosis skills.  In addition to having a strong focus on safety, successful candidates will demonstrate problem solving skills and influencing skills to enable you to build trusted relationships with a range of stakeholders.

Candidates must possess a current driver’s licence.  In our transition to AH systems, previous mining operations experience (and in particular experience  at Goonyella Riverside) will be highly regarded.

Note that screening activities will commence during the advertising period. So don’t delay.

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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