Operator Arizona Sites

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North America


US - Arizona - San Manuel

Work type

Full Time

Job category


Date published

11 July 2019

Date closing

11 August 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 the role

This role will support the Arizona Sites in day to day coordination and activities for site operational, maintenance, monitoring and security requirements.  The successful candidate will safely operate machinery and perform maintenance on geotechnical structures, pumping systems, site roads, tailings, and storm water management structures.  Performs planned and scheduled work activities as a priority to achieve optimal outcomes.  Supports the execution of maintenance work on equipment in peak periods.

In this role you will:
  • Comply with all local legislation and regulations including the ADEQ Aquifer Protection Permit and the Multi-Sector Storm Water Permit.
  • Safe and effective operation of heavy equipment including backhoe, loader, dozer, motor grader, etc.
  • Safe execution of physical labor required to maintain geotechnical structures, pumping systems, site roads, tailings, landscaping and storm water management structures
  • Proactively identify work and submit work requests as an input to the planning and scheduling process.
  • Risk assess work activities and ensure actions are taken to enable safe work execution.
  • Execute reactive, planned and scheduled work to prevent unplanned failures.
  • Ensure work history and work activities are recorded in the business system in a timely manner as per process.
  • Build cross-functional relationships with Maintenance to support delivery of maintenance on geotechnical structures, site roads, tailings, drainage and storm water inspections.
  • Report events and hazards in a timely and accurate manner.
  • Build and maintain strong working relationships with local community, contractor and government/regulator stakeholders.
  • Builds and maintains required skills outlined in the Operator Development Plan.
  • Assist and be a resource for maintenance issues, activities and new projects at site.

About You

  • A minimum of 2 years’ experience working in a mine or on closure projects in a closely related field.
  • Deep knowledge of equipment and pumping systems operation. 
  • Operating and site closure field experience including safety, health and environment.
  • Solid interpersonal skills to interact and maintain effective relationships with peers, contractors, regulators and community stakeholders.
  • Working knowledge of mine pumping systems and the operation of them.
  • Working knowledge of mine storm water inspections, record keeping and maintenance requirements.
  • Heavy mining equipment operation required or ability to quickly develop these skills.
  • Basic computer and software application skills

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.  

Please note, screening and interviews may take place prior to the advertised close date.

We support flexible work at BHP.  Talk to us about the flexible working options in this team


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