Technician Electrical | Eastern Ridge | FIFO from Perth or Newman residential

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Western Australia

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Full Time

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Date published

17 September 2020

Date closing

24 September 2020 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

Eastern Ridge Fixed Plant operations are seeking an Electrical Technician to join the Execution team.

With this role you have the choice of either being fly-in fly-out from Perth to Newman on a 2 weeks-on 1 week-off, 7 days 7 nights-on 7 days-off roster, FIFO from Perth or residentially based in Newman.

You’ll be working at Eastern Ridge mine site, which is made up of several deposits and contributes to the overall ore production of the Newman Joint Venture hub. 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.

Eastern Ridge is a dynamic site where we strive to achieve culture of inclusion and diversity, improve safety and productivity with the use of technology. We have strong focus on high performance, indigenous participation and gender balance.

Reporting to the Operations Supervisor, within the Fixed Plant team your duties will include:
  • Ensuring conformance with the BHP Charter, the BHP Group Level   Documents, Code of
  • Conduct and relevant statutory obligations
  • Accountable for all maintenance and operations duties amongst fixed plant assets
  • An overriding commitment to health, safety, environment responsibility and sustainable development
  • Repairs and servicing on fixed plant, workshop and infrastructure
  • Carrying out all activities within the whole-of-job scope including; pre-work, JHA, organising materials, execution, testing and completion of tasks
  • Performing high voltage switching operations
  • Working from electrical drawings, prints, plans or manuals, and recording modifications
  • Ensuring we meet our statutory obligations in accordance to MSIR and ELR1991
  • Collaborate and work effectively with other Maintenance and Production team members, including Contractors, to better understand and manage Equipment Maintenance and resolve problems impacting on all areas
  • Carry out required work management duties and ensure that all documentation and data entry is accurately completed and to a high standard
  • Undertake thorough preventative maintenance inspections of all plant and Equipment, reporting any defects or required future works
  • Maintain a high standard of housekeeping, attention to detail and quality of work
  • Maintain a high level working knowledge of safety processes and procedures

About You

As the successful candidate, you will possess the following:
  • Current 'A' Grade Electrical Licence
  • Minimum of C class manual driver’s licence
  • A sound understanding of AS3000, AS3008, AS3017.
  • Experience operating and maintaining Fixed Plant Operation, including crushing, dry and wet screening plants
  • Experience with statutory compliance requirements for Mine Safety and Inspection Act
  • Experience with safety management systems
  • Demonstrated ability to approach work with a ‘can do attitude’ and work well within a team to achieve combined success
  • Working at heights, confined space entry, gas test atmospheres

We’re looking for diverse experiences to join our team. We’re passionate about diversity in experience and the team and we foster team building relationships for everyone in the department.

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.  
The safety of BHP’s people and our candidates is our number one priority. Due to the unfolding circumstances of COVID-19 and the Government regulations in place to deal with the pandemic,   your working location and/or roster as advertised in this advert may be temporarily subject to change whilst the government regulations are in place. This is to ensure the health safety of our workforce, and to implement effective social distancing measures.  These changes if applicable will be discussed at screening and interview stage. 
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