Indigenous Only Rail Track Traineeship 2019 | Port Hedland

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Western Australia

Work type

Full Time, Fixed Term

Job category


Date published

15 August 2019

Date closing

29 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, including an integrated system of seven inland mines, more than 1,000 kilometers of rail and two separate port facilities, 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.

BHP WA Iron Ore (WAIO) is a safe, reliable, globally competitive business delivered by our people. We truly care that everyone goes home safe to do the things they love. We believe Leadership drives culture and culture drives performance. All incidents are preventable and everyone has a role to play.

Come and be a part of the success!

About the role

We are seeking diverse and talented applications for a number of 2-years fixed-term traineeship opportunities across our Rail departments, based FIFO or residentially in Port Hedland. Pending successful completion of the traineeship, full time employment opportunities may be available. All positions are day shift only, working 12-hour shifts.
This is an outstanding opportunity for candidates to develop a dynamic and fulfilling career within the mining industry at the world’s largest Iron Ore Port.  The program is designed to develop cultured, engaged, highly skilled and work ready trainees to the business, via structured practical and theoretical training competencies.

In 2019, we will be offering the following Rail Traineeship:
  • Rail Infrastructure Traineeship (Certificate II in Rail Infrastructure)
What can BHP Iron Ore offer you?
  • A two year intensive Traineeship with the industry leader;
  • Nationally accredited Certificate II in Rail Infrastructure
  • Specialized training;
  • Competitive remuneration package;
  • Long term employment opportunities;
  • Mentoring and guidance; and
  • Full uniforms and PPE.

Eligibility Criteria:

Applicants wishing to apply for the BHP Rail Traineeship Program must meet the following criteria;-
  • Hold a high commitment to safety systems and procedures
  • Essential to hold a current and valid driver’s licence
  • Be able to undergo a Category #1 Rail medical (Mandatory)
  • All residential applications must be residents of that region. No relocation opportunities available
  • Industry experience is not required, but it is essential that you are passionate to work in the mining industry and willing to learn
  • Enthusiasm to learn and motivation to succeed
  • Honest and reliable

About You

  • A current and Valid Australian driver’s license (C class manual preferred).
  • Current residence in Port Hedland. No relocation opportunities available.
  • Sound communication skills;

These positions will only be open to Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander applicants.

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.

If you would like to be part of a diverse team where you are encouraged to explore your potential and stretch your capabilities in one of the world's most exciting industries, we invite you to apply.  All applicants are required to complete an online psychometric assessment as part of the recruitment process. No late applications will be accepted.

To submit your application click on the 'Apply' button below before 29th August 2019. 

We reserve the right to commence recruitment proceedings immediately.

Reference Number – 100566
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