MEM Reliability Specialist | WAIO | Newman | Residential or FIFO 5:2/4:3

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Western Australia

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Full Time

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Date published

21 May 2020

Date closing

31 May 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 Superintendent Reliability Engineering, within the Mining Equipment Maintenance team, the focus of the MEM Reliability Specialist will include the following:
  • Demonstrating an overriding commitment to health, safety, environment responsibility and sustainable development
  • Developing and maintaining the Mining Equipment reliability and strategy
  • Developing budgets and forecasts through the use of equipment life cycle modelling and based on the preventative and corrective maintenance work strategies in 1SAP
  • Facilitating the development, implementation and maintenance of common standards including improvements to processes and systems
  • Conducting Root Cause Failure Analysis investigations
  • Conducting defect elimination projects in conjunction with teams from our Maintenance Centre of Excellence
  • Conceiving, developing and implementing improvement projects
  • Working closely with the execution teams to assist and coach with a view to building an effective and capable team

About You

You are an enthusiastic, team oriented and outcome focused individual with highly developed written and verbal communication skills and the ability to build effective working relationships. You are passionate about safety with a strong understanding of safe operations and safe behavior fundamentals.An analytical problem solver you will bring experience with continuous improvement methodologies and an understanding of standardized work practices. 

In addition, you will possess the following skills and experience:
  • A Tertiary qualification in an Engineering preferred - Mechanical OR alternatively a Trade qualification with demonstrated Industry experience in Mining Equipment Maintenance
  • Demonstrated experience using 1SAP
  • An understanding of Fleet Performance and the skills to forecast on safety improvements
  • Knowledge of Defect elimination
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skill
  • Self-reliant contributor with proficiency in the Maintenance area
  • The ability to influential change and drive Best Practice
  • Effective communication and ability to build strong working relationships
  • The ability to work well under pressure and consistently meet multiple deadlines

Location  Newman Operations - FIFO or Residential
This role is based on a residential basis in Newman however we would consider fly-in fly-out from Perth to Newman on a 5X2 4X3 roster. You will be working across both sites at Newman Operations. Newman Operations West is more than five kilometres long and nearly 1.5 kilometres wide, making it the biggest single-pit open-cut iron ore mine in the world. Newman Operations East is made up of several deposits and contributes to the overall ore production of the Newman Joint Venture hub. As a gateway to the Karijini national park, you will be in close proximity to spectacular gorges, water courses and stunningly unique landscapes.If you would prefer the residential option, you will also be provided with subsidised rental accommodation in addition to power and water subsidies.

Remuneration and Benefits
Join us and be rewarded with interesting, challenging work in a supportive team culture. Develop skills for life whilst enjoying access to benefits including incentive bonus, award winning share scheme, education assistance and a generous parental leave policy, which now includes Superannuation contributions during parental leave. Should you select to be residentially located in Newman, 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.  


The safety of BHP’s people and our candidates is our number one priority. Due to the unfolding circumstances of COVID-19 and the Government regulations in place to deal with the pandemic,   your working location and/or roster as advertised in this advert may be temporarily subject to change whilst the government regulations are in place. This is to ensure the health safety of our workforce, and to implement effective social distancing measures.  These changes if applicable will be discussed at screening and interview stage. 
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