Flash Furnace Integrity Engineer | Nickel West | Kalgoorlie |Residential

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Region

Australia

Location

Western Australia

Work type

Full Time

Job category

Engineering, Operations, Processing

Date published

14 August 2019

Date closing

23 August 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

•      Fantastic residential role available on a 5/2 Roster

•      Process Engineering position for experienced professionals

•      Strong career progression opportunities


At the Kalgoorlie Nickel Smelter, the Flash Furnace Integrity Engineer role is to provide technical support for Flash Furnace operations with respect to the integrity of the asset.  
Working closely with the Production and Maintenance teams they are responsible for critical process variable monitoring and measurement, managing the Flash Furnace Integrity program as well as projects designed at improving asset life, process stability and introducing new technology.  Furthermore, they are responsible for managing furnace shutdowns from a process / integrity perspective and liaising with the maintenance team for work prioritisation.
Reporting to the Process Control and Improvement Superintendent, you will have the opportunity to
  • Provide technical support to the Flash Furnace Production & Maintenance Teams
  • Manage the Flash Furnace Integrity Program
  • Engage in process troubleshooting and problem solving
  • Monitor critical process safety variables and participate in process safety improvement
  • Manage furnace and refractory monitoring to assist in the extension of asset life
  • Provide run-down and commissioning technical support
  • Complete process investigations and develop clear and precise actions

About You

  •  Chemical/Process Engineering or Metallurgy qualification
  • Experience related to smelting operations, with a focus on Flash Furnace smelting will be beneficial but not essential
  • Have a sound understanding of electrical instrumentation
  • Demonstrated sound analytical and problem solving skills
  • Familiarity with risk management processes and tools
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to relate and interact with a wide variety of people.
  • Ability to work within a flexible team environment

As part of the recruitment process for this position you may be required to undergo a pre-employment medical and participate in a background screen including a criminal history check, identity check and qualifications check.

Nickel West Kalgoorlie

Nickel West Kalgoorlie has the capacity to produce up to 110,000 tonnes per annum of nickel matte. Nickel West Kalgoorlie incorporates a flash furnace smelter, converters and an acid plant. A thriving regional centre, Kalgoorlie offers contemporary modern living, a vibrant sense of community and breathtaking rural landscapes Australia. 
All Kalgoorlie roles are residential only. As part of our commitment to health and safety Nickel West Kalgoorlie is a smoke free operation.

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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