Principal Instructor Production - Expressions of interest

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Full Time

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Date published

23 May 2019

Date closing

10 June 2019 at 00:00 GMT

About BHP

BHP is establishing Operations Services and are currently seeking expressions of interest to join the group. BHP Operations Services is a new team of employees who will provide production and maintenance services that have previously been performed by external contractors.  

We are investing in our team to take your skills and career to places you never thought possible. This is an exciting time for BHP. Are you ready to make your place?

About the role

We now have an opportunity in Operations Services for a mining production expert to provide leadership across our operations with a focus on production capability development and performance improvement.   The Principal Instructor Production role supports front-line production leaders and teams to achieve consistently high levels of mining production operations performance through the Mastery Program including development of key standards for production, coaching and other support to help bring these standards to reality across multiple operations.   The purpose of this role is to enable the building and sustaining of high and consistent levels of mining production operations skills and performance at the front line.   The work of the Principal Instructor Production includes:           
  • Leading ongoing development and implementation of the Operations Services Mastery Program, particularly in relation to production.
  • The development, improvement and integrity of Production Standards and related resources including upskilling resources and verification tools and practices
  • Collaborating with key stakeholders to develop resources and methods for upskilling front line teams to work consistently to the established Production Standards
  • Carrying out production performance verifications against relevant Standards at the frontline including coaching others in assessment and verification processes
  • Providing advice, support and coaching to frontline leaders on the continued application of high quality mining production operations practices and relevant process improvement methods
  • Continuous monitoring of production crews and their frontline leaders’ performance and initiating the necessary input or support to ensure Production Standards are achieved and maintained
  • Encouraging and leading productive collaboration across the Leadership and Maintenance Instructors and Training teams through informal processes as well as formal forums and routines.
  • Working with the Operations Services Production Leadership Team to build the required capability across the business.

About You

The successful candidate will have or be:
  • A strong track record as a leader in mining production operations, at least at the Superintendent level and preferably in load and haul and related equipment type operations across multiple mine sites.
  • A skilled coach, trainer and adviser with the ability to tailor resources to maximize their effectiveness in the workplace.
  • A good understanding of, and proven skills in leading or facilitating work process analysis and improvement.
  • Considerable experience and skills in the use of technology in managing work processes, data capture and performance reporting.
  • Strong communication skills and proven ability to engage and build relationships across multiple layers of the organization from senior management to mine site leaders and technicians.
  • Very good organizational skills with the ability to effectively prioritise tasks and work both independently and as part of a team.
  • You will be part of a high performance team within Operations Services dedicated to continuous improvement, your diversity of thought, energy and practical experience will be highly valued.
  You will be empowered to enable higher performance through people and make a real difference to the performance of our business.

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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