Manager Processing Leinster | Nickel West | Residential or FI/FO | 5:2/4:3

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Western Australia

Work type

Full Time

Job category

Engineering, Maintenance, Operations, Processing

Date published

12 August 2020

Date closing

22 August 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 Nickel West

Nickel West is a fully integrated mine-to-market business. Our culture is rich with technical know-how, highly efficient and focused on innovation. The business employs over 2500 people from five operations across Western Australia comprising of nickel underground and open-cut mines, concentrators, a smelter and a refinery. We also have plans to expand our operations with new mines in the northern Goldfields and a large nickel sulphate plant in Kwinana.

Nickel West has an exciting future ahead. We invite you to join us at Nickel West as we seek to energize our future.

About the role

  • Integral and challenging leadership position
  • Unique operational role combining both Maintenance and Production Management
  • Manage the safe ongoing operations of a large Processing facility

We are actively seeking the talents of a passionate and skilled Manager Processing to join the Nickel West Team.

Reporting to the General Manager Concentrators & Integrated Operations, in this key leadership capacity, you will be responsible for safely and efficiently leading both maintenance and production delivery within our Leinster Processing facility.

Overseeing a large multi-disciplinary team made up of maintenance, production and technical specialists, this role will continue to build upon the existing culture of safety excellence and optimal operational delivery.
Key Responsibilities will include:
  • Demonstrate visible safety leadership to promote a culture of zero harm through appropriate time in field
  • Positively influence and shape a pro-active and engaging team culture to ensure a safe, productive, quality disciplined and sustainable approach to work
  • Lead the development of employees through coaching & mentoring and ensuring short to medium term talent and succession planning is in place
  • Lead transformational initiatives and role models change to ensure successful delivery and alignment with strategy
  • Set the vision, strategy and long term goals for the Processing Facility

About You

Your demonstrated experience in leading and mentoring large, multi-disciplinary teams in a complex operational environment will contribute to your success in this role.

Exceptional technical expertise complimented by a background particularly in maintenance will certainly be advantageous. Excellent communication, negotiation and influencing skills will also be critical in ensuring you build effective collaborative relationships with a diverse range of stakeholders across the business.

In addition, you will possess the following:
  • Demonstrated success working within a similar delivery focused position
  • Previous experience with continuous improvement methodologies such as LEAN will be highly regarded 
  • Maintenance Leadership experience highly desirable
  • Tertiary qualification in Engineering (Mechanical or Electrical), Metallurgy or equivalent
  • A proven track record when it comes to safety management
  • The ability to influence and inspire others to achieve results
  • Demonstrated success building cohesive and inclusive teams

Nickel West Leinster
Nickel West Leinster is located 375 kilometres north of Kalgoorlie in Western Australia.  The operation sources nickel ore from the Leinster Underground complex and Cliffs Underground Mine before crushing and processing to produce a concentrate.  The Leinster Village and Township offer a unique lifestyle with all the modern conveniences – an Olympic size swimming pool, health and fitness centre, race-course and even an 18 hole golf course.  As part of our commitment to health and safety Nickel West Leinster.

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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