Locomotive Mechanical Technician | Residential - Port Hedland | Even Time Roster

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Western Australia

Work type

Full Time

Job category


Date published

12 September 2019

Date closing

22 September 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

Reporting to the Supervisor Locomotive Overhaul, you will be working in the Locomotive Overhaul Shop in Port Hedland. This role will be responsible for servicing, maintaining, repairing and overhauling the SD70 Ace locomotives. 

Some of your duties will include:
  • Routine servicing (6 months, 12 months, 2 years), overhaul (14k, 28k, combo and bogie change out) and planned repair work
  • Execute the maintenance plan for the week, with an aim to execute work to the day
  • Ensure maintenance is executed in a manner that maximises locomotive availability while following work instructions, escalating any issues and ensuring quality is maintained to avoid re-work
  • Raise notifications for repairs and capture all relevant work history in notifications
  • Execute maintenance in line with the company and OEM requirements
  • Proactively looking to find efficiencies on planned tasks whilst maintaining or improving safety standards
  • Actively participating in defect elimination
  • Actively seek to improve safety standards within the workplace

About You

As the successful candidate, you will possess:
  • Mechanical trade certificate as a minimum
  • Locomotive maintenance experience including overhauls, troubleshooting, repairs, installs, inspections highly regarded
  • Understanding of railway operations preferred

Location / Roster: 
In this residential role you will be based in the coastal town of Port Hedland, Western Australia on a 4 days on, 4 nights on, 8 days off roster. Port Hedland is home to our port and rail operations and is the largest regional centre in North West Australia. The 20,000-strong population enjoys well-established education services, entertainment, shopping and medical facilities.

The excellent sporting and leisure facilities include; a new aquatic centre, sports stadium and water play park. Its beaches and mangroves are home to an abundance of fish and other wildlife.  Within driving distance are the spectacular Broome, Karratha and Karijini national Park. As this is a residential position 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.  

Ref: 102504


Please note, screening and interviews may take place prior to the advertised close date.
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