Electrical & Mechanical Maintenance Technicians | Iron Ore | Newman | Residential - Lifestyle Roster

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Western Australia

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Full Time

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Date published

03 July 2020

Date closing

10 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

We are currently looking for qualified electrical and mechanical fitting technicians to join our fixed plant maintenance team at Newman Operations West.
The roles are residential based in Newman on a lifestyle roster - even time days and nights. We will offer you and your family relocation from Perth. You will be provided with subsidised rental accommodation including power and water subsidies whilst residing in Newman. 
The 7,000 strong population of Newman enjoys well-established town facilities including a newly revitalised town centre and sporting facilities.  As a gateway to the Karijini national park, you will be in close proximity to spectacular gorges, water courses and stunningly unique landscapes. 
Embracing inclusion and diversity to create a vibrant culture that represents the communities in which we live, Newman Operations West is focused on high performance, flexible work arrangements, strong Indigenous participation and gender balance. We are in a position where we are looking for diverse experiences to join our team. We are passionate about diversity in experience and the team and so we foster team building relationships for everyone in the department.
These roles will provide opportunity to work for a wold class mining organisation, whilst maintaining lifestyle at home with family and friends. It is a chance to integrate into a community environment whilst still furthering your electrical and mechanical careers in an industrial environment. Technology is at the forefront for BHP so you will be encouraged to upskill your experience with full support. You will be able to get involved in project execution as we implement improvements across the site.     
Reporting to the Fixed Plant Maintenance Supervisor, your duties will include:
  • Overriding commitment to BHP Billiton Charter, health, safety, environment and sustainable development;
  • Maintain all areas of equipment including commissioning, fault finding and repair;
  • Adhere to specific maintenance processes as defined;
  • Work effectively with other maintenance and production team members, including contractors, to better understand and manage equipment maintenance and resolve problems impacting on both areas;
  • Facilitate and complete “Whole of Job Function”, which includes pre work, preparation of JHA’s, Take 5’s and/or Work Instructions, organise materials, execution, test-out, hand-back and sign-off of work orders;
  • Ensure that all documentation and data entry is accurately completed;
  • Undertake all inspections of equipment and maintenance tools;
  • Prioritise efforts to reduce breakdown, urgent or interrupt work which disturbs planned and scheduled work;
  • Maintain a high standard of housekeeping.  Undertake housekeeping and safety inspections; and
  • Participate in Continuous Improvement Programs that result in higher levels of plant and equipment performance.

About You

To be considered for the role, we are seeking out the following skill sets:
  • Mandatory (Electrical): Electrical Trade certified & WA A Grade Electrical Licence;
  • Mandatory (Mechanical): Mechanical Trade certified;
  • Mandatory: Minimum C class manual drivers licence.
Electrical: Experience with statutory electrical compliance requirements especially in a commercial or industrial environment.
Experiences, Skills and Knowledge desirable:
  • Mining or relevant industry experience i.e. refinery experience
  • Experience using a maintenance database (eg SAP);
  • Experience troubleshooting crushing and conveying equipment;
  • High Risk licence- EWP, FL;
  • Senior First Aid;
  • Willingness to learn;
  • Sound communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Ability to work well within a team to achieve outcomes.
What we offer you
Working in our fixed plant maintenance execution team, we will provide you an environment where health and well-being are seen as a pre-requisite for safety and production. People are empowered, collaboration enabled and teams are connected to the strategy and plan. Our workforce is flexible, inclusive and diverse. Reliability Execution also provides a great learning culture. While fixed plant experience is desirable, we are happy to teach you and provide the necessary training!

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.  How to ApplyReference Number – 165595
  • Please note, screening and interviews may take place prior to the advertised close date.
  • We support flexible work at BHP. Talk to us about the flexible working options in this team.
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