Production Superintendent | Hot Metals | Kalgoorlie

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Western Australia

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Full Time

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Date published

29 May 2019

Date closing

19 June 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 Nickel West
Nickel West is a fully integrated mine-to-market business. Our culture is rich with technical know-how, highly efficient and focused on innovation. The business employs over 2500 people from five operations across Western Australia comprising of nickel underground and open-cut mines, concentrators, a smelter and a refinery. We also have plans to expand our operations with new mines in the northern Goldfields and a large nickel sulphate plant in Kwinana.

A member of the BHP Group, Nickel West is undergoing an exciting business transformation to become a globally significant supplier of battery materials to the electric vehicle market. Nickel West will soon become the world’s largest producer of Nickel Sulphate, a key ingredient in lithium-ion batteries. As the world’s largest producer of nickel briquettes and nickel powder, Nickel West is leading the new-energy revolution in Western Australia.

Nickel West has an exciting future ahead. We invite you to join us at Nickel West as we seek to energize our future

About the role

  • International candidates welcome to apply with relocation support
  • Great leadership opportunity located residential in Kalgoorlie
  • Great opportunity for those that are looking towards Senior Management role with high visibility
  • Competitive salary on offer plus 12% superannuation and a range of company benefits

In the  Production Superintendent role you will have the opportunity to provide Leadership, develop team capability and deliver operational targets to achieve Safe, Sustainable Operations.
As part of the Production Leadership team, you will have a fantastic opportunity to lead a large team to safely deliver results.
This role is critical to the operation's success and so provides an excellent opportunity for continuous improvement of yourself, your team and the operation. 

About You

  • Significant smelting/mineral processing experience preferable
  • Tertiary qualifications in Engineering/Metallurgy or similar would be an advantage
  • Proven track record in safety and risk management improvement in an industrial environment
  • Experience in ensuring business plan targets are achieved
  • Previous experience in developing and working a high performance safety culture, we are looking for a person with a high level of initiative and drive with desire to work in a team orientated environment.
  • Strong technical capability, it is essential that you are able to demonstrate significant leadership skills and are able to provide safe guidance and direction to your workforce.

Consistent with the seniority of the position, your communication, presentation and negotiation skills will be strong and will enable you to lead, influence, coach and mentor your team according to business needs to achieve results. 

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

Kalgoorlie is the largest inland city in Western Australia and due to its central location is positioned at the heart of the Goldfields as a vibrant mining town and a major gateway to the Eastern States. The City of Kalgoorlie/Boulder offers modern shopping facilities, a huge variety of sports, and schooling for all ages up to high school. There are contemporary housing options for all budgets, sporting clubs and leisure complexes of all descriptions.The Kalgoorlie Nickel Smelter receives nickel concentrate from our mining operations in Leinster and Mt Keith as well as from our Third Party Feed concentrator in Kambalda. Nickel West Kalgoorlie incorporates a flash furnace smelter, converters and an acid plant which has the capacity to produce up to 110,000 tonnes per annum of nickel matte. 

All Kalgoorlie roles are residential, FIFO is not an option.  Nickel West Kalgoorlie is a non-smoking 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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