Level 1 Train Driver (Hay Point Coal Terminal)

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Work type

Full Time

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Date published

31 October 2019

Date closing

17 November 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

BMA Rail currently has a Residential opportunity for a Level 1 Train Driver to join the Rail Operations Team based at Hay Point Coal Terminal, Mackay. As a BMA Train Driver, you will operate within safe work practices to ensure the reliable delivery of coal from BMA Mine sites to the Hay Point Terminal. It is critical that you perform all duties in accordance with Network rules, regulations and safe operating procedures.
Your key responsibilities include:

  • Operating  BMA Coal Trains on the Aurizon Network System consistent within the BMA Operating Rules, Regulations and Safe Work Procedures applicable,
  • Providing services including but not limited to mainline operations, marshalling and yard activities, coal loading and unloading, relieving drivers up track and all other associated tasks with regard to Rail Operations,
  • Carrying out routine checks, preparations and instructions including provisioning of locos, trouble shooting and minor fault rectification within the scope of competence;
  • Accurately complete documentation and data entry;  
  • Undertaking mentoring of trainee drivers to your level of competency excluding assessment; and participating in continuous improvement programs.

About You

  • Proven commitment to Safety
  • Current Locomotive Drivers Certificate of Competency
  • Previous experience in the Goonyella Rail system is well regarded
  • Previous experience with E40AC locomotives, distributed power operations and ECP braking would be highly regarded
  • Unrestricted Open C Class Driver’s License 
  • Strong computer skills and ability to maintain high safety standards, equipment serviceability, housekeeping and compliance within working procedures will be first class. 
  • Excellent fault finding and diagnostic skills together with motivation to broaden your own skills and experience will ensure your success in this role.  

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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