Long Hole Driller - Nickel West - Leinster

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Region

Australia

Location

Western Australia

Work type

Full Time

Job category

Production Mining/ Operations

Date published

17 April 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.

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
  • Family friendly roster 7 days on/7 days off, 7 nights on/7 days off roster
  • Nickel West is positioned well to energise our future
  • Nickel West value and respect employees, offering an inclusive and diverse environment
As an important member of the Underground Mining Team and reporting to the Supervisor, the Long hole Driller is responsible for undertaking all production holes drilling to ensure that targets are reached in a safe and efficient manner.

Duties include designing setups, accuracy in drilling and operation of equipment and operator maintenance in accordance with BHP’s operating standards. A key element to this role will be to build key relationships with Drill & Blast Engineers and Charge Up personnel.

About You

  • Underground production drilling experience essential;
  • Sandvik DL430-7 Production drills experience will be highly regarded;
  • Read and understand Long hole Drill layouts;
  • Laser and inclinometer – Drill setup and good understanding of Drill Plans;
  • Basic electrical and mechanical knowledge of Long hole Drilling equipment as well as knowledge of charging techniques for production blast holes;
  • Detailed knowledge of maintenance procedures and safe equipment cleaning practices;
  • Strong safety record mandatory; and 
  • A current WA driver's 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.

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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