BHP South Flank - Indigenous Opportunities - Fixed Plant Technicians

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Western Australia

Work type

Full Time

Job category

Maintenance, Operations

Date published

04 June 2019

Date closing

18 June 2019 at 00:00 GMT

About BHP

Join our new South Flank Project

The South Flank Project is an expansion of BHP's existing Mining Area C hub, located approximately 130 km by road north-west of the town of Newman. This project has potential to become one of the largest standalone iron ore processing centres in the world, within reach of several billion tonnes of high-grade ore.

Embracing inclusion and diversity to create a vibrant culture that represents the communities in which we live, South Flank is focused on high performance, flexible work arrangements, strong Indigenous participation and gender balance.

This is a rare opportunity for a dynamic individual to be part of something big – to work in an innovative team, with evolving technology, and playing a pivotal role in creating a world class mine.

About the role

We are seeking diverse and talented individuals to take on this exciting newly created role of a Fixed Plant Technician within our Fixed Plant Team at our South Flank Mine.

This exciting new opportunity will be a combination of the traditional Processing Production Technician combined with a number of Fixed Plant Maintenance skill sets that will be obtained on the job to create the Fixed Plant Technician role.

  Your role will be to carry out a number of tasks within the Fixed Plant including but not limited to:
  • Fixed Plant inspections
  • Housekeeping activities
  • Auxiliary machine operation - Excavator, loader, bobcat
  • Fault finding of equipment
  • Shutdown preparation tasks
  We will offer on the job training in the following areas Cert II in Engineering, Cert II in Processing Operations along with a number of machine operation tickets!

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. Sound Computer Skills is desirable  

What we offer you

Working on our new South Flank operation, we will provide you an environment where health and wellbeing are seen as a pre-requisite for safety and production. People are empowered, collaboration enabled and teams are connected to the strategy and plan. Our workforce is flexible, inclusive and diverse.

 The roster will be based on a foundation of 2 week on (1 week days, 1 week nights), 1 week off, but those in pursuit of flexible work arrangements are encouraged to apply.

Supporting a diverse workforce

At BHP Billiton, 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 this position will only be open to Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander applicants. The filling of this position is intended to constitute a special measure under section 8(1) of the Racial Discrimination Act 1975 (Cth), and s 51 of the Equal Opportunity Act 1984 (WA).   

Providing employment opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people is an important part of our 2017 – 2020 Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP). As part of our commitment to inclusion and diversity, we offer a range of family friendly work practices, including a substantial parental leave policy, which now includes retirement savings / superannuation contributions during parental leave.
Please note, screening and interviews may take place prior to the advertised close date.

As part of the recruitment process, Engagement Centres will be held in Perth late July 2019 with commencement on site from  2019.  

As part of the recruitment process there is a psychometric testing component, please note if you have completed this testing in the past 6 months you will not be required to re-complete. Reference Number – 91831
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