Maintenance Apprenticeships & Traineeships – BHP Operations Services

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Queensland, Western Australia

Work type

Full Time

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Date published

01 May 2020

Date closing

22 May 2020 at 00:00 GMT

About BHP

Kick-start your maintenance career with BHP! 

We are currently building our team with enthusiastic people who are looking for an apprenticeship or traineeship in maintenance. This is an exciting time for BHP, are you ready to make your place?

Operations Services (OS) is a Production and Maintenance workforce offering permanent roles within BHP – focusing on our people, how we connect and achieve high performance.Operations Services seeks to promote an inclusive and diverse workforce within the communities in which it operates. To promote an increase in diversity, and for the purpose of achieving substantive equality between females and males within Operations Services, females are strongly encouraged to apply.

About the role

Operations Services is excited to announce that we have created new entry level opportunities to develop a maintenance career with BHP.You will be paid to study whilst working on industry leading equipment and you will have a permanent position and a continual focus on personal and career development. Through our facility-based program, we are offering two different pathways:
  • A Traineeship which is a 12 month training commitment at our facility, equipping you with certified qualifications and making you work-ready for your first day on site as a Maintenance Associate.

  • OR

  • An Apprenticeship which is a training commitment of 2-2 ½ years fully immersed at our training facilities. On successful completion of your apprenticeship you will be a trade qualified Heavy Diesel Fitter or Mechanical Fitter.
Initial training will be undertaken fulltime at a training centre in either Mackay or Perth, on an 8 days on (4 days, 4 afternoons), 4 days off roster.  These will be town-based training locations, therefore accommodation or daily transport to training will not be provided. Upon successful completion of a training program, you will commence site-based employment with access to accommodation facilities if you do not reside locally.

About You

You don’t need prior on-the-job experience, just a genuine interest in working with your hands – we can teach the rest!

We’re looking for people from a broad range of backgrounds, age and skill sets who can bring their passion and an interest for a career in machinery maintenance. Your ideas, suggestions and enthusiasm for team-work and performance will be welcomed. Together we will work to achieve your personal and professional goals.

Ideally, you will have:
  • A high commitment to safety is a must
  • An interest in problem solving, fixing things and working with your hands
  • A demonstrated interest in Heavy Diesel Fitting or Mechanical/Plant Fitting
  • A strong desire to learn and develop a range of new skills
  • Motivation to achieve personal work goals and objectives
  • A teamwork mentality
  • Experience working on machinery/vehicles through an interest or hobby is highly regarded, but not essential

What’s on offer?
As a permanent employee with BHP you will receive an attractive salary and a wide range of benefits such as;
  • Career development / training opportunities
  • Community and wellness programs
  • Discounted Leisure & Entertainment Memberships
  • SharePlus Program

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 that work is only one of these, so we offer benefits to enable your work to fit with your life. These benefits may include flexible working options, a generous paid parental leave policy, and other extended leave entitlements.

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to one of our upcoming virtual Engagement Centres.

Join the Operations Services team to contribute to a high performing workforce, to be proud of the work you do every day and to continuously strive to be the best you can be.
Successful candidate intakes are currently underway, so don’t wait – apply now!
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