Indigenous Opportunities | Maintenance Associate | Newman Residential

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Western Australia

Work type

Full Time

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Date published

27 September 2019

Date closing

18 October 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

We are seeking diverse and talented individuals to take on this newly created role of Maintenance Associate across our Maintenance teams at Mt Whaleback and Eastern Ridge operations.

This exciting new entry level role is designed to develop cultured, engaged, and highly skilled, work ready employees with clear pathways to a number of different roles within our Maintenance departments.

We are offering a number of permanent positions, where you will be provided with industry-leading training and mentoring by some of BHP's talented workforce. You will also experience first-rate working conditions with a strong focus on safety, quality, and team work.

Your role will be to carry out a number of tasks including but not limited to:

  • An overriding commitment to health, safety, environment responsibility and sustainable development.
  • Assisting Maintenance Technicians with all maintenance activities.
  • Required deliveries outside of the workshop.
  • Maintain cleanliness of lay-down areas and workshops.
  • Equipment inspections and pre-starts.
  • Other maintenance generalist duties as required.

About You

These permanent opportunities are available for enthusiastic and motivated people residing in the Newman / Jigalong area. If you are wanting to learn new skills and embark on a new career within the mining industry, this is a rare opportunity for you. 

We are eager to engage with people who have a genuine interest in starting a career within Mining, and come from a range of diverse backgrounds. We are looking for adaptable, positive individuals who are open to exploring the world of mining whilst learning something new every day.

In order to succeed in this role you will need the ability to work collaboratively as part of a tea alongside a range of diverse individuals whilst following specific operational tasks and procedures, actively looking for opportunities for continuous improvement, and always working in a safe and productive manner.

The ideal candidate will be self-motivated, mechanically minded, with an interest in Maintenance. 

What we offer you

Working at our Mt Whaleback or Eastern Ridge operations, 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 worked will be depended on the operation. Please note these are Newman / Jigalong residential roles, and proof of address may be requested throughout the recruitment process.

As a BHP employee you will be entitled to a number of employee benefits ranging from discounts on health, travel, and retail stores, as well as access to our generous share scheme program.

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 this position will only be open to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants. The filling of this position is intended to constitute a special measure under the 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).
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