Leinster - Nippers

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Region

Australia

Location

Western Australia

Work type

Full Time

Job category

Production Mining/ Operations

Date published

13 February 2020

Date closing

01 March 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 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

  • Family friendly 7x7 roster flying in and out of Perth (dayshift and nightshift required)
  • Job Share and flexible work options available
  • Competitive salary on offer plus 12% superannuation and a range of company benefits
  • Nickel West is positioned well to energise our future


We are currently looking for Nippers to join our growing Underground Mining Team at Leinster. This role will suit someone, who preferably has some previous exposure to mining operations and will be keen to develop their career in the underground mining environment.

Reporting to Underground Mining Supervisor, the duties will include:

  • Assisting and taking instructions from Jumbo and Bogger operators;
  • Ensuring all of the pre-start and maintenance is conducted prior to use;
  • Maintaining the working ground in good order;
  • Keeping Light Vehicles clean and in good condition;
  • Reporting any damages to machines and equipment
  •  Working at the face of the mine in hot and humid conditions 
  • Adhering to our safety standard, polices and practices

About You

  • Previous experience in a mining environment advantageous but not essential;
  • Proven excellent safety track record and commitment to continuous improvement;
  • Willingness to learn and to assist with multiple tasks as required;
  • Ability to work autonomously as well as a part of the team;
  • Good communication skills;
  • Current WA Driver’s License
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 Leinster

Nickel West Leinster is located 375 kilometres north of Kalgoorlie in Western Australia.  The operation sources nickel ore from the Perseverance Underground Mine and Cliffs Underground Mine before crushing and processing to produce a concentrate.  The Leinster Village and Township offer a unique lifestyle with all the modern conveniences – an Olympic size swimming pool, health and fitness centre, race-course and even an 18 hole golf course.  As part of our commitment to health and safety Nickel West Leinster is a smoke free operation and has a clean shaven policy.

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.


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