Process Technician – Kalgoorlie – Residential – 2 days 2 nights 4 off Roster

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Western Australia

Work type

Full Time

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Date published

29 July 2020

Date closing

05 August 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 the role

The furnace is the first crucial part of the process where nickel concentrate is flash smelted to a molten nickel matte.  The Furnace Technician is responsible for monitoring this process and the mechanical and electrical equipment within the furnace area in a safe, effective and timely manner. There is opportunity to work closely as part of the furnace team as well autonomously running sections of the plant.
We are currently seeking a Process Technician to join our team at Kalgoorlie. The successful individual will report to the Supervisor Production Furnace and will demonstrate the following:
  • Overriding commitment to BHP Billiton Charter, health, safety, environment and sustainable development
  • Contributing to our safety and continuous improvement culture
  • Proficiency with computer based planning systems, ideally 1SAP
  • Work effectively with other team members
  • Maintain a high level working knowledge of safety processes

About You

  • Current or previous Process Technician experience in a mineral processing plant
  • Mechanical aptitude with the ability to handle minor maintenance projects
  • Strong understanding of production processes
  • Ability to troubleshoot electrical and mechanical devices
  • Previous molten material handling experience would be highly regarded. 
  • Show vast initiative and be able to work unsupervised
  • Able to handle a complexity of tasks efficiently
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong orientation to safe work practices – High safety focus
  • Current Western Australian high-risk Forklift licence desirable
  • Current Australian manual driver's license essential

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.

Nickel West Kalgoorlie

Kalgoorlie is the largest inland city in Western Australia and due to its central location is positioned at the heart of the Goldfields as a vibrant mining town and a major gateway to the Eastern States. Although fairly isolated, the City of Kalgoorlie/Boulder offers modern shopping facilities, a huge variety of sports, and schooling for all ages up to high school. There are contemporary housing options for all budgets, sporting clubs and leisure complexes of all descriptions.

The Kalgoorlie Nickel Smelter receives nickel concentrate from our mining operations in Leinster and Mt Keith as well as from our Third Party Feed concentrator in Kambalda. Nickel West Kalgoorlie incorporates a flash furnace smelter, converters and an acid plant, which has the capacity to produce up to 110,000 tonnes per annum of nickel matte.

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Please note, screening and interviews may take place prior to the advertised close date.

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.  


The safety of BHP’s people and our candidates is our number one priority. Due to the unfolding circumstances of COVID-19 and the Government regulations in place to deal with the pandemic,   your working location and/or roster as advertised in this advert may be temporarily subject to change whilst the government regulations are in place. This is to ensure the health safety of our workforce, and to implement effective social distancing measures.  These changes if applicable will be discussed at screening and interview stage. 
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