Mechanical Engineer | Port Hedland | FIFO 5/2/4/3 or Residential

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Western Australia

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Full Time

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Date published

13 February 2020

Date closing

23 February 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

Reporting to the Lead Mechanical and Rolling Stock, you will play an integral role by:
• Ensuring all blueprint changes are managed through the Management of Change Process
• Partaking in technical audits to ensure the railway mechanical and rolling stock assets are maintained as per Rail Maintenance Standards
• Participating in ongoing development and  trials of new components to improve reliability or reduce costs
• Ensuring engineering solutions are identified to address reliability issues, reduce system faults, and are commissioned without unplanned safety and business impacts
• Support and adhere to the 1SAP and Rail Engineering Work Management Process
• Ensuring project designs meet engineering design standards and are the right solution for the business
• An overriding commitment to health, safety, environment responsibility and sustainable development.
• Actively recommends and implements improvement, risk reduction and cost saving initiatives
• Mentorship and guidance to the young Engineers
With this position you have the opportunity to choose between a FIFO 5/2/4/3 or Residential arrangement.Should you wish to choose our FIFO option you will be based at Port Hedland on a fly-in fly-out 5/2 4/3 roster.  Port Hedland is home to our port and rail operations and is the largest regional centre in North West Australia.   The outstanding facilities at the FIFO villages include; a fully equipped gym, TV lounge and games rooms. Additionally you will have access to the state of the art aquatic and sporting facilities in the town of Port Hedland. All rooms at the villages have their own en-suite bathroom, television, refrigerator and air-conditioning.
As a residential option you will be joining a 15,000-strong population which 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. As this is a residential position you will also be provided with subsidised rental accommodation in addition

About You

As the successful candidate you will possess the following:
• Tertiary qualification in  Mechanical Engineering
• High level of technical and practical experience with rolling stock
• Computer literacy  with Microsoft suite and computer based planning systems
• Ability to coach and mentor  to encourage high performance
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
• Proven commitment to safety
• At least 5 years’ experience in mechanical and rolling stock engineering is preferred.
• Demonstrated experience of gaining support to achieve short term and long term plans
• Experience in a heavy haul railway environment would be advantageous
• Manual “C” class Australian motor vehicle license

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. 
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