Mechanical Technician | Eastern Ridge | FIFO 2/1

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Western Australia

Work type

Full Time

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Date published

16 May 2019

Date closing

30 May 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

An excellent opportunity exists for a suitably qualified and talented Heavy Duty Mechanical Technician to join our site based Mobile Equipment Maintenance team on a full-time basis. Your key role in our team will be ensuring we conduct safe and effective maintenance contributing to high mobile fleet availability and reliability. Do you have the ability to influence positive change through collaboration and teamwork? Mobile Equipment Maintenance are now looking for a number of highly skilled tradespeople to join our team.
Reporting to the Mobile Maintenance Supervisor, within the Mobile Equipment Maintenance team your duties will include:
  • An overriding commitment to health, safety, environment responsibility and sustainable development;
  • Working with the Supervisor to ensure collaboration with the Mining Production department in order to agree on a weekly maintenance schedule of work;
  • Strong mobile equipment mechanical maintenance competency, with sound diagnostic abilities working on our large fleet of Caterpillar machines;
  • Identifying opportunities for continuous improvement;
  • Ensuring adequate scoping of corrective work to facilitate the planning process;
  • Completing Field Leadership activities as per KPI’s

About You

As the successful candidate you will possess the following:
  • Capability in CAT SIS and our 1 SAP maintenance systems;
  • HRWL – Forklift, Dogging/Rigging, OHT Crane, EWP;
  • Current and valid HR License;
  • Heavy Duty Mechanical trade qualification;
  • Experience maintaining large wheel loaders, D10 and D11 dozer fleets, 16 and 24 series graders and CAT ancillary equipment utilized in a large scale open pit mining operation;
  • Self-motivated, sense of urgency and have the ability to lead small teams would be beneficial

You will be based at our ‘Eastern Ridge’ mine site on a 2/1 roster, fly-in fly-out from Perth to Newman. The Eastern Ridge mine is made up of several deposits and contributes to the overall ore production of the Newman Joint Venture hub. 

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 – 87446

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