Mechanical Fitter | Nickel West | 5&2 Residential Kalgoorlie

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Region

Australia

Location

Western Australia

Work type

Full Time

Job category

Maintenance

Date published

13 May 2020

Date closing

27 May 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

Working as a Mechanical Fitter as part of the Services Workshop Mechanical Maintenance team you will be supporting the preventative maintenance team.
  • Kalgoorlie residential only role;
  • Family friendly roster 5 & 2 (Monday - Friday);
  • Inspections, diagnostics, servicing and repair of Fixed Plant equipment;
  • Overhaul and assembly of equipment in the Services area;
  • Utilising computerised maintenance management systems; 
  • Undertaking training and upskilling as required;
  • Maintaining a high level of housekeeping in the workshops.

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.

A member of the BHP Group, Nickel West is undergoing an exciting business transformation to become a globally significant supplier of battery materials to the electric vehicle market. Nickel West will soon become the world’s largest producer of Nickel Sulphate, a key ingredient in lithium-ion batteries. As the world’s largest producer of nickel briquettes and nickel powder, Nickel West is leading the new-energy revolution in Western Australia. 

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

Location

Kalgoorlie is the largest inland city in Western Australia and due to its central location is positioned at the heart of the Goldfields as a vibrant mining town and a major gateway to the Eastern States. Although fairly isolated, the City of Kalgoorlie/Boulder offers modern shopping facilities, a huge variety of sports, and schooling for all ages up to high school. There are contemporary housing options for all budgets, sporting clubs and leisure complexes of all descriptions.

The Kalgoorlie Nickel Smelter receives nickel concentrate from our mining operations in Leinster and Mt Keith as well as from our Third Party Feed concentrator in Kambalda. Nickel West Kalgoorlie incorporates a flash furnace smelter, converters and an acid plant which has the capacity to produce up to 110,000 tonnes per annum of nickel matte.

About You

As the successful candidate you will possess the following: 
  • Trade Qualification - Mechanical Fitter (essential);
  • Previous experience working in fixed plant maintenance (essential);
  • Experience with rotating machinery, compressors, lubrication systems, acid plants, cooling towers, heat exchangers, hydraulics, dust handling, dry precipitation and pneumatic conveying equipment (advantageous);
  • High level of computer literacy including 1SAP;
  • Current full WA Drivers Licence;
  • High Risk Licence - Working at heights, Confined Space, Forklift and EWP (desirable);
  • Have an overriding commitment to Health & Safety;
  • Flexible, team-orientated approach with strong communications skills.

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.  

Important

The safety of BHP’s people and our candidates is our number one priority. 

To protect the health and safety of vulnerable persons in line with current Government advice, you may be asked to undergo a COVID-19 related health assessment.

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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