Manager Rolling Stock Maintenance | Port Hedland | Residential or FIFO 5/2/4/3 roster

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Western Australia

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Full Time

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Date published

07 October 2019

Date closing

14 October 2019 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 requires a dynamic, influential and experienced leader with a rolling stock maintenance background to provide inspirational leadership to our Rolling Stock Maintenance teams, responsible for maintaining a fleet of ~200 diesel locomotives and 10,000 ore cars.
You will have substantial experience managing large teams in a complex multi-faceted environment, whilst influencing a positive, productive and safe workforce culture.  
Reporting to the General Manager Rail, you will also be responsible for:
• Setting a clear vision, strategy and long-term goals for Rolling Stock Maintenance (RSM)
• An engaged, inclusive and diverse culture, where everyone is motivated to achieve their full potential
• Enabling and connecting with leaders to solve systemic and complex issues.
• Rolling Stock asset reliability delivered through precision maintenance execution
• Maintenance and reliability strategies and optimisation of the rail workshops, locomotive and Ore Car equipment design, based on changing business drivers, operating strategies and supply chain requirements.

In this role you will be residential 5/2 or FIFO 5/2/43 based in the coastal town of Port Hedland, Western Australia. Port Hedland is home to our port and rail operations and is the largest regional centre in North West Australia.  The 15,000-strong population enjoys well-established education services, entertainment, shopping and medical facilities.
The excellent sporting and leisure facilities include; a new aquatic centre, sports stadium and water play park. Its beaches and mangroves are home to an abundance of fish and other wildlife.  Within driving distance are the spectacular Broome, Karratha and Karijini national Park. Should you select the residential option you will be provided with a rental accommodation allowance in accordance with BHP Iron Ore’s Housing policy.

About You

You will have a passion for safety that is second to none and the ability to lead and inspire your team to achieve results, whilst emulating the company values in all tasks they undertake, creating a culture of respect, inclusion and teamwork.The successful applicant will also have:
• Tertiary qualification in Engineering or relevant maintenance / logistics related technical discipline
• Substantial leadership and Relevant industry/organisational experience
• A proven track-record of safety and risk management.
• Working knowledge of Rail Safety National Law Act & Regulations.
• Solid understand of the operational requirements within a rail network.
• Strong commercial acumen and financial literacy
• Highly developed analytical, problem solving and decision making ability

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.  Reference - 101929
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