Permit Coordinator - Utilities I Nickel West I Kwinana

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Western Australia

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Full Time

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Date published

23 December 2019

Date closing

19 January 2020 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

An exciting role is now available at the Kwinana Nickel refinery (NKW).  We are looking for a suitable candidate with industry experience in a mineral or chemical processing plant to apply for the role of Permit Coordinator in the Utilities area. Key responsibilities for this role are:
  • Coordination of the permit to work process for the Utilities area to enable a safe handover of plant and equipment between production and maintenance.
  • Set the standard and be the subject matter expert for safely managing the Permit to Work Process
  • Coordinating the day-to-day, week-to-week permitting requirements for the Utilities Operation team
  • Coordinating and completing preparation for planned outages - includes permitting and resources (i.e. tags, locks, isolation tools) prepared prior to outage commencing
  • Assist with plant issues relating to isolation issues, and support troubleshooting of day-to-day plant operating issues
  • Participating in the Utilities area improvements or upgrades that require permit to work process or stakeholder engagement.
  • Experience in Electronic Permitting systems would be an advantage for this role.
  • The other duties may include performing some tasks at the Refinery’s offsite facilities and assisting the Production Coordinator in executing tasks pertaining to this role.

About You

Candidates will be required to demonstrate:
  • High level of safety focus – Keeping themselves safe and coaching others in safety.
  • Strong problem solving skills – Have the curiosity to challenge the status quo
  • Able to work unsupervised and handle a complexity of tasks in an effective manner
  • Strong communication skills
  • A positive attitude towards being a team player
  • A passion to learn and improve themselves and improve the permit system.
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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