Heavy Duty Diesel Fitters - Mt Keith - Nickel West

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Western Australia

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Full Time

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Date published

27 March 2019

Date closing

28 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

  • Multiple Permanent Opportunities at our Mt Keith Mine on a 7 days on, 7 nights on and 7 days   off roster
  • Competitive salary on offer plus 12% superannuation and a range of company benefits
  • Nickel West value and respect employees, offering an inclusive and diverse environment 

As Heavy Duty Fitter at Mt Keith, you will report to a Heavy Equipment Maintenance Supervisor and be responsible for maintenance of the Heavy Vehicle fleet in a safe and operable condition in accordance with Mt Keith maintenance strategy. Our fleet comprises of a range of equipment including Caterpillar 793d’s and cat auxiliary equipment, Liebherr 996 shovels, Liebherr 994 excavators, Terex RH340 excavators, Pit viper 271 drill rigs and various support machinery. 

About You

  • A Mechanical Heavy vehicle and/or Diesel Plant Fitter Trade Certificate is essential
  • Must hold an Australian Driver's Licence. A Heavy Rigid (HR) Driver's licence with an F Class extension is highly preferred
  • Experience in a maintenance capacity in an earthmoving open pit field experience and large work shop environment is essential
  • Previous experience working within a continuous shift roster environment would be advisable
  • Understanding of permit to work and job hazard analysis systems will be preferred

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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