Mobile Maintenance Communication Technician | Mt Keith

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Western Australia

Work type

Full Time

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Date published

01 July 2020

Date closing

19 July 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

This role is based within our Mobile Maintenance team and is a dual purpose position.  Providing maintenance support for all radio communications and fatigue management systems across the site.  Performing routine and non-routine 24v Auto Electrical maintenance of our mobile fleet.  

Key responsibilities and experiences are;
  • Experience with Tait and Motorola Handhelds, repeaters and mobile radio communications;
  • DSS Fatigue Management Systems;
  • Modular Mining Systems Intellimine Dispatching System and Hardware;
  • Installation and Maintenance of Trimble GPS systems
  • CAT WAVS, Orlaco and Motion Metrics Camera Systems;
  • Wi-Fi Mesh systems, CCTV and solar power equipment;
  • Light Vehicle and Heavy Vehicle Equipment including CAT, Hitachi and Liebherr;
  • Overriding commitment to BHP Charter, health, safety, environment and sustainable development;
  • Ensuring that all documentation and data entry is accurately completed;
  • Maintain a high level working knowledge of safety processes.

Nickel West Mt Keith

Nickel West Mt Keith is located 460 kilometres north of Kalgoorlie in the Northern Goldfields.  Nickel West Mt Keith is a surface mining operation with an open pit and concentrator plant.  The operation is surrounded by pastoral stations, with the nearest townships being Leinster and Wiluna.  There’s plenty to keep you entertained in the Mt Keith Village.  Take the heat off the day and head to the pool – or join in a game of footy.  BBQ dinners are regularly held and other social activities include movie nights.  Employees commute to and from Perth on a fly in / fly out roster or form regional areas on a drive in / drive out roster.

About You

Skills and Requirements include:
  • Dual Trade Qualifications (Auto Electrical & Radio Communications);
  • Experience working in an open pit mining operations and exposure to driving within the pit;
  • A current manual drivers licence (HR is preferred);
  • High Risk Licence - EWP, Forklift, Working at Heights;
  • Air Conditioning accreditation would be desirable;
  • Ability to read and interpret electrical circuit diagrams and strong fault finding skills;
  • Prior working knowledge of our OEM diagnostic tools - CAT, Liebherr & Hitachi will be highly regarded.

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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