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

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Region

Australia

Location

Western Australia

Work type

Full Time

Job category

Processing

Date published

26 August 2020

Date closing

17 September 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 converting area is responsible for numerous aspects to ensure a smooth nickel smelting through further concentration of low-grade nickel matte from the flash furnace, materials management, and matte granulation.
  • Residential role with a close-knit community atmosphere
  • Shift Roster – 2 days, 2 nights, 4 days off
  • Fantastic salary package and a range of company benefits

About You

As the successful candidate, you will possess the following:
  • Maintain a high level working knowledge of safety processes
  • Current or previous Process Technician experience in a mineral processing plant or mobile equipment operation (Grader/Front End Loader/Dump Truck/D9 Dozer/Excavator)
  • 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

Due to COVID-19 and corresponding border closures across Australia, you ideally must be located in Western Australia or be prepared to move to Western Australia for this opportunity.  Further information will be provided throughout the recruitment process. 

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.  

Important

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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