Blast Crew (Job Share) - Mt Keith - Nickel West

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Western Australia

Work type

Full Time

Job category

Production Mining/ Operations

Date published

14 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 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.

About the role

  • Competitive salary on offer plus 12% superannuation and a range of company benefits

  • Great family friendly 7 days on 21 days off roster flying in and out of Perth

  • BHP Nickel West actively supports a diverse workforce and encourages Female and Indigenous applicants to apply

Reporting to the Drill & Blast Supervisor, blast crew members are responsible for the safe preparation, loading and firing of blast holes. You will be encouraged to challenge the status quo though continuous learning and improvement.

With an overriding commitment to health and safety, you work efficiently and effectively in a team environment, while assisting to achieve production targets and low cost mining.

About You

Skills and Requirements include:

  • Demonstrated current relevant working experience in a similar role

  • WA Dangerous Goods Security Card (DGSC)

  • WA Shot Firer’s is desirable

  • Current C class drivers licence

  • Experience with pyrotechnic and electronic detonation systems

  • Good communication skills and a can do attitude

Beneficial, but not mandatory

  • Experience operating production drills

  • Experience operating mining production equipment such as haul trucks, loaders, dozers, excavators or graders.

As part of the recruitment process for this position you may be required to undergo a pre-employment medical and participate in a background screen including a criminal history check, identity check and qualifications check.

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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