Process Technician - Kwinana - Nickel West

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Region

Australia

Location

Western Australia

Work type

Full Time

Job category

Engineering, Operations, Processing, Production Mining/ Operations

Date published

09 July 2019

Date closing

23 July 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 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

  • Multiple vacancies including Entry Level 
  • 5 days on, 4 days off, 5 days on, 5 days off, 4 days on 5 days off.
  • Work close to home
  • Nickel West value and respect employees, offering an inclusive and diverse environment 
  • BHP Nickel West actively supports a diverse workforce and encourages Female and Indigenous applicants to apply

With the construction of our Nickel Sulphate plant underway, we intend to expand our current plant capability into the production of nickel sulphate, a key ingredient in the production of batteries used in electric vehicles and energy storage.

Due to growth and expansion we have a number of vacancies for process technicians to work at Kwinana Nickel Refinery. This is an exciting time to join the refinery and be a part of our journey in becoming the leading producer of high quality nickel products and the biggest global producer of nickel sulphate.

Process technicians are trained and trusted to safely operate our refinery and control the processes of turning our nickel feed stock into pure, high quality nickel products. Reporting to the Operations team, the process technician roles will include learning and operating processes such as grinding circuits, hydrometallurgical processes (i.e. ammonia leaching and extraction), nickel reducing and powder precipitation, and a variety of utilities services such as a hydrogen production, steam generation and crystallization.

Being based in close proximity to the Perth Metropolitan area, we believe that this roster is family-friendly and allows families to spend quality time together and balance their work and personal life commitments.

About You

We have a strong focus to find candidates that model and symbolize our values and company purpose. The process technician role requires a consistent focus on safety and operating the plant in a sustainable manner. We seek candidates that can demonstrate their decision making is based on a foundation of safety and show that they can learn and improve themselves from the coaching and experiences they will have onsite.

We are currently operating at record-breaking production rates and we continue to do this with finding liked-minded people that have a real passion for improvement and achievement. We seek candidates that can demonstrate their experiences in improving their workplace, are solutions focussed and enjoy working in a team that has many different skillsets and competencies.

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 all genders and backgrounds. 

Diversity to us symbolizes what thinking and experiences you bring to helping us achieve our values and goals. Whether you are degree qualified or have on-the-job experience, we are keen for you to apply and demonstrate how your experiences and/or studies can demonstrate your focus on safety and passion for improvement and achievement.

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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