Mobile Communication Technician | Iron Ore | Newman | 8:6 FIFO or Residential 

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Western Australia

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Full Time

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Date published

28 July 2020

Date closing

18 August 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

We are seeking talented Mobile Communication Technicians to safely undertake day to day preventative maintenance of site technology systems as per the safe work instructions utilising 1SAP work management and Service Now processes for preventative and corrective maintenance.  This role will see you providing multi skilled technical and field support to the mining operations which include but are not limited to: 
  • Digital Radio Communication Network 
  • Fleet Management and Drill Positioning Systems 
  • Long-Term Evolution (LTE) 
  • SCADA and Telemetry Network 
  • Electronic Fuel Management 
  • Driver Fatigue monitoring systems 
  • Plant and Rail Control Systems  

About You

To be successful in this role, a tertiary qualification or trade certificate in Communications, Electronics, Digital Radio or related discipline would be desirable, although experience in directly related roles will be acceptable. You will have sound experience with digital radio, LTE or networking technologies. It would be advantageous to have experience of (FMS) Fleet Management Systems, GPS and wireless network systems.  You will be able to demonstrate solid problem solving (including root-cause analysis), fault finding and troubleshooting skills. Your oral and written communication skills will be well developed, and you can prioritise effectively in a high-pressure environment. You will be multi-skilled across communications and electronics and can interpret and read maintenance plans and technical information.  A proven track record of safety management and a C class driver’s license are mandatory for this role.   


With this role you have the choice of either being residentially based in Newman or fly-in fly-out from Perth to Newman on a 8:6 FIFO roster. You will be working at ‘Mount Whaleback’ mine site, which at more than five kilometres long and nearly 1.5 kilometres wide is the biggest single-pit open-cut iron ore mine in the world. The 7,000 strong population of Newman enjoys well-established town facilities including a newly revitalised town centre and sporting facilities.  As a gateway to the Karijini national park, you will be in close proximity to spectacular gorges, water courses and stunningly unique landscapes.  

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 – 177107
  • We reserve the right to commence recruitment proceedings immediately.  
  • This opportunity is currently only open to candidates with the right to work in Australia.  
The safety of BHP’s people and our candidates is our number one priority. 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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