Fixed Plant Technician | Eastern Ridge | FIFO from Perth or residential Newman

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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

We are seeking diverse and talented individuals to take on this exciting role of a Fixed Plant Technician within our Fixed Plant Operations Team at Eastern Ridge.

This role will be a combination of the traditional processing production technician and trades assistant now working as the Fixed Plant Technician.

Your role will be to carry out SME machine operation (Cat 992 and Cat 785), auxiliary machine operation (excavator, loader, bobcat), Fixed Plant inspections, housekeeping activities, fault finding, equipment re-set and shutdown preparation tasks. You’ll be adopting the standardised work method while executing the maintenance tasks alongside Fixed Plant Mechanical and Electrical Technicians. 

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.

About You

We are eager to engage with people who have a genuine interest in the mining industry. We would still love to hear from those who come from a range of backgrounds such as Construction, Manufacturing, Minerals Processing, Military and Agriculture– just to name a few!

You will be someone who works productively in a team environment following specific operational tasks and procedures, actively identifies opportunities for continuous productivity improvement, whilst always working in a safe and productive manner.

The ideal candidate will have a C Class Driver’s licence and be self-motivated with mechanically inclined skills set. A sound Computer Skills is desirable

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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