Heavy Duty Diesel Fitter | Residential - Newman | Lifestyle Roster

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Western Australia

Work type

Full Time

Job category


Date published

31 January 2020

Date closing

16 February 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

Reporting to the Supervisors within the Mobile Equipment Workshop, your duties will include:
  • Ensure conformance with the BHP Charter, our Code of Conduct and relevant statutory obligations;
  • Overriding commitment to BHP Charter, health, safety, environment and sustainable development 
  • Working within MEM, you will be responsible for preventative and breakdown maintenance of all surface mobile equipment. Team members are expected to demonstrate focus on safety, achievement and team engagement in all aspects of their work. 
  • Ensuring dispatch and KPI reporting systems are kept up to date and reflect actual equipment status for down time and data is analysed to identify trends and target improvement opportunities;
  • Ensuring adequate scoping of corrective work to facilitate the planning process
  • Complete Field Leadership activities as per KPI’s; and
  • Maintain a valid Pit Permit

About You

  • Trade Qualified Heavy Duty Diesel Mechanic – mandatory 
  • Previous history working on field or CAT mining equipment including fleets of Liebherr R996 and R9400 and PV271 drills or our D10/11 dozers, 16/24 graders, 992 wheel loaders and CAT excavators utilised in our large scale open pit mining operation would be desirable but not mandatory 
  • Ability to suitably work within planned or breakdown type maintenance environments;
  • Motivated individual who can work with minimal supervision and engage in team operations;
  • Computer literacy and/or experience in 1SAP (advantageous but not essential);
  • C Class manual driver’s license mandatory
  • HR Class manual driver’s license with Overhead Crane, Dogging/Rigging, EWP and Forklift License; (desirable but not essential)


In this residential role you will be based in Newman, Western Australia on a lifestyle roster pattern (4 days 5 off, 5 nights 4 off, 5 days 5 off, 4 nights 5 off, 5 days 4 off, 5 nights 5 off). 

You will be working at the closely located ‘Mount Whaleback’ mine site, which at more than five kilometres long and nearly 1.5 kilometres wide is the biggest single-pit open-cut iron ore mine in the world. 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. As this is a residential position you will also be provided with subsidised rental accommodation in addition to power and water subsidies.

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.  

Reference – 161663

Please note, screening and interviews may take place prior to the advertised close date.


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