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Underground Mining Supervisors - Nickel West - Leinster

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Western Australia

Work type

Full Time

Job category

Production Mining/ Operations

Date published

20 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.

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

  • 2 Year Fixed Term Contracts on offer
  • Competitive salary on offer plus 12% superannuation and a range of company benefits
  • BHP Nickel West actively supports a diverse workforce and encourages Female and indigenous applicants to apply

    With four underground orebodies being currently mined around old Perseverance Mine and upcoming developments, we are looking for four experienced Underground Mining Supervisors to join our growing Underground Mining Team at Leinster.

    Reporting to the Production Superintendent, the Mining Supervisor will be responsible for ensuring that the operators on shift meet the agreed targets in in a safe and efficient manner, and that all of the task are completed in line with our policies and procedures. Initially the role will have contractor personnel reporting to it, but will transition to BHP employees over time with the input of this role.

    Ultimately the mining supervisors will be a team of 3 per shift covering development, production and services, across 3 or 4 mining orebodies of open stoping and block caving.

    We are looking for a people who will champion our BHP Charter Values and foster an inclusive, step-up culture, in which employees are challenged by their daily accountabilities and established career development plans.

    Furthermore, Mining Supervisors will be encouraged to identify the improvement opportunities and lead the change management initiatives to advance our processes, methods and systems.

    About You

    • Previous experience in a similar role with demonstrated ability to effectively lead change, engage and develop team members; 
    • WA Underground Supervisor ticket;
    • Well established verbal and written communication skills;
    • Sound time management, problem solving and analytical competencies;
    • Strong commitment to maintaining operational disciplines and meeting agreed targets; and
    • A current manual Australian 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.

    Supporting a diverse workforce

    At BHP, we recognize 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.

    On offer is a range of employee benefits including development and career opportunities together with competitive remuneration package, including share options, generous superannuation contributions, 18 weeks of paid parental leave, performance based bonuses and a great working environment.

    To Apply
    Short listing for this position will commence on Monday, 18th February however we do reserve the right to close this position earlier than stated.  To enable us to process your application as quickly as possible simply click on the ‘apply’ button below.