Jumbo Operators - Leinster - Nickel West

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Western Australia

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Full Time

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Date published

31 May 2019

Date closing

20 June 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

  • Several FIFO Rosters on offer!
  • Competitive salary on offer plus 12% superannuation and a range of company benefits
  • Nickel West is positioned well to energise our future
  • Fantastic opportunity to work for an owner operator and be part of a successful underground team
As an important member of the Underground Mining Team, your key duties are to operate Jumbo drilling rigs for mine development and install ground support according to quality specifications safely and efficiently.  
The Jumbo Operator is also responsible for minimisation of secondary breakage and over break and correct installation of ground support systems in accordance to the geotechnical plan.
As a Jumbo Operator you will:
  • Mark up faces in accordance with geological, statutory, and survey specifications;
  • Installation of all ground support, except cable bolts and shotcrete;
  • Installation of mine services when required;
  • Work with technical and supervisory staff in quality and safety initiatives; and
  • Ensure end of shift reports (Plods) are up to date.

About You

  • Experience in working in underground operations as a Jumbo operator
  • Detailed knowledge of the operation of large jumbos either single or multi-boom
  • Ability to read and understand detailed survey prints and layouts
  • Ability to read and understand designed ground support plans
  • Basic electrical and mechanical knowledge of jumbo rigs
  • Experience with Tamrock 2009 Axera Twin Boom Jumbos will be highly regarded
  • Current WA Drivers’ License

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.  

Nickel West Leinster

Nickel West Leinster is located 375 kilometres north of Kalgoorlie in Western Australia.  The operation sources nickel ore from the Perseverance Underground Mine and Cliffs Underground Mine before crushing and processing to produce a concentrate.  The Leinster Village and Township offer a unique lifestyle with all the modern conveniences – an Olympic size swimming pool, health and fitness centre, race-course and even an 18 hole golf course.  As part of our commitment to health and safety Nickel West Leinster.

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.
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