Mechanical Engineers | Iron Ore | Central Pilbara Engineering | FIFO 5/2 4/3

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Western Australia

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Full Time

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Date published

12 August 2019

Date closing

22 August 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

We have multiple 12 month fixed term contract Mechanical Engineer positions vacant in the Central Pilbara Engineering team, which support our Yandi and Mining Area C Mines. Reporting to the Superintendent Engineering Governance & Technical Stewardship (GTS), you will provide guidance and technical expertise to a team of engineers with a large stakeholder group across the business with a particular focus on all aspects of fixed plant processing equipment.
As a GTS Engineer, you will support the team in identifying and realising opportunities for improvements whilst building on existing capability.
In this role you will:
• Be first and foremost focused on creating a culture of care by being a visible safety leader, engaging, developing and coaching the team
• Providing technical expertise to a broad range of stakeholders including Project, Production and Maintenance teams in both planned and breakdown environments
• Support the ongoing asset integrity program at the operation through remediation plan development and identification of improvement initiatives
• Managing and governing mechanical standards
• Monitoring and ensuring compliance to all regulatory requirements and internal policies, procedures and standards with respect to mechanical equipment
• Identifying opportunities for technical improvements and the use of new technology to support the delivery of capital projects
• Controlling and maintaining the blueprint (e.g. standards, specifications, procedures and drawings)
• Reviewing and approving mechanical engineering requests to support our Management of Change process
• Providing technical advice to safety incident and root cause analysis investigations
• Assisting with the development of budget and capital planning
• Reviewing consultant mechanical engineering work against the appropriate standards and auditing technical changes on site for compliance
Our Area C mine is located approximately 100kms North West of Newman, West Australia. The outstanding facilities at the FIFO village include; a fully equipped gym, swimming pool, netted cricket pitch, tennis and basketball court, beach volleyball court and recreation room including a pool table, darts, table tennis, TV and DVD player. All rooms at the village have their own ensuite bathroom, television, refrigerator and air-conditioning.
Yandi is located approximately 170kms North of Newman West Australia. The outstanding facilities at the FIFO village include; a fully equipped gym, swimming pool, squash, tennis and basketball courts, golf driving range, mini golf, netted cricket pitch, beach volleyball court and recreation room. All rooms at the village have their own ensuite bathroom, television, internet, refrigerator and air-conditioning.
A 5/2 4/3 is the standard FIFO roster for this role however flexible work rosters will be considered.

About You

As the successful candidate, you will possess the following:
• A proven track record of safety management and “putting safety first approach” in engineering
• Hold a tertiary qualification in Mechanical Engineering
• Strong ability to engage and interact with, and gain the confidence of a wide range of technical and non-technical stakeholders
• Experience gained from working in teams such as maintenance, planning, design and / or operations
• Expertise in the maintenance of fixed plant processing equipment including crushers, conveyors, screens, fixed structures, stackers and reclaimers will be advantageous
• Experience in asset integrity engineering and management processes will be advantageous
• Team focused with the desire to mentor and guide others
• Current Australian drivers licence

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 Number – 100201• We reserve the right to commence recruitment proceedings immediately.
• This opportunity is currently only open to candidates with the right to work in Australia.
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