Laboratory Operator | Newman | Residential | Full time

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Western Australia

Work type

Full Time

Job category

Operations, Processing

Date published

07 January 2020

Date closing

21 January 2020 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

Reporting to the Laboratory Supervisor, you will be responsible for the safe operation of the Analytical and Sample Preparation assets for the Newman Analytical Hub based at Newman Operation West. 
  • Ensure conformance with the BHP Billiton Charter, the BHP Billiton Group Level Documents, Code of Conduct and relevant statutory obligations.
  • An overriding commitment to health, safety, environment responsibility and sustainable development.
  • Promoting a team culture where communication is open and respectful.
  • Using SAP and the tools provided, manage the laboratories spares and maintenance consumables to WAIO Asset Reliability standards.
  • Assist the laboratory team with Isolation outside the normal processing requirements.
  • Assist the team in Operating the plant to ensure desired output.
  • Execution of planned continuous improvement project work.

About You

  • Successful completion of secondary education.
  • Previous experience in a manufacturing or laboratory field is desirable, previous mining experience not essential.
  • WA “C Class” Drivers Licence or equivalent.
  • Forklift licence would be beneficial.


In this residential role you will be based in Newman, Western Australia working on a full time basis. It would suit someone local or willing to relocate. 

You will be working at the closely located ‘Mount Whaleback’ mine site, which at more than five kilometres long and nearly 1.5 kilometres wide is the biggest single-pit open-cut iron ore mine in the world. The 7,000 strong population of Newman enjoys well-established town facilities including a newly revitalised town centre and sporting facilities.  As a gateway to the Karijini national park, you will be in close proximity to spectacular gorges, water courses and stunningly unique landscapes.

As this is a residential position, relocation assistance will be provided. You will also be provided with subsidised rental accommodation in addition to power and water subsidies.

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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