Principal Mechanical Engineering Manager

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Full Time

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Date published

19 September 2019

Date closing

13 October 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

Reporting to the Superintendent Governance and Technical Stewardship and appointed by the Underground Mine Manager, the Principal Mechanical Engineering Manager (MEM)  ensures all aspects of mechanical engineering activities within the mines surface and underground operations are in compliance with the Safety and Health Management System and Queensland Mining legislation.
  • Develop and improve engineering management systems and oversee the design, installation, introduction to site and maintenance plans for mobile and fixed plant.
  • Monitor and audit mechanical maintenance activities to ensure compliance to the Safety and Health Management System and Queensland Mining legislation.
  • Participation and guidance in risk management processes and assist in the provision of work scopes and budget execution of mechanical engineering projects.
Working in this position will see you ensuring the safety of workers and the reliability of equipment through:
  • Confirming statutory requirements are met and rectify and report issues
  • Development and improvement of Engineering Management Systems
  • Confirmation of compliance in areas of design, installation and safe use of mechanical equipment
  • Confirming all servicing and maintenance work is complaint with relevant requirements and standards
  • Risk Assessment process implementation
  • Preparation of equipment maintenance plans and supervision of maintenance team
  • Assist in provision of work scopes, budget execution and Mechanical Engineering projects.

About You

You will have a demonstrated commitment to safe work practises with a solid understanding of Coal Mines Health and Safety regulations, legislations and  G2 RIIRIS402D | Carry Out the Risk Management Processes.

You will possess tertiary qualifications in Mechanical Engineering or be trade qualified with proven underground mechanical experience with proficiency in relevant maintenance software.  Previous leadership with experience working to budget and delivery projects is essential.

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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