Hot Metals Execution Metallurgist

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South Australia

Work type

Full Time

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Date published

09 July 2019

Date closing

21 July 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

This role is key to maximising process efficiencies for the Surface Processing Operation specifically in the Hot Metals area, as well as defining and executing projects and improving process stability with the intent to surpass safety and performance targets.Olympic Dam is a fully integrated producer of metallic Cu, Au, Ag and uranium oxide so offers access to a wide range of unit operations including milling, flotation, leaching, Cu and U solvent extraction, smelting, acid production, electro-refining and electro-winning.

Please note this position is based at Olympic Dam, with 5/2 residential, or 9/5,5/2,4/3 FIFO (ex-Adelaide) options available.

In this role you will:
  • Be first and foremost focused on creating a culture of care by being a visible safety leader and engaging the operation teams
  • Carry out tasks including analysis of key performance metrics and benchmarks to support optimisation of plant and operational performance
  • Constantly look for opportunities to improve work practices and procedures
  • Understand and apply financial management within production operations
  • Daily analysis of production trends ensuring process efficiency and to identify any corrective actions
  • Generate reports against performance targets
  • Coordinate with maintenance planning teams during shutdown periods
  • Provide guidance and technical expertise to production teams, to support operations performance to deliver safe, reliable production

About You

  • Demonstrate the confidence to lead by example, hold yourself and others accountable and coach others in ‘Safety Leadership’
  • Degree qualified in Metallurgy, Chemical or Process Engineering
  • Experience in process plant performance reviews
  • Ability to operate at multiple levels and across disciplines
  • Adaptable and welcoming approach to be able to liaise and work closely with various departments and teams
  • Effective communication and stakeholder management skills
  • Confident to coach, lead and initiate change
  • Previous Experience in Flash Smelting, Electric Slag Furnaces and Anode Furnaces will be highly regarded.

How to apply

Please apply online before 21 July 2019

We support flexible work at BHP.  Talk to us about the flexible working options in this team.

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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