Production Engineer

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South Australia

Work type

Full Time

Job category

Production Mining/ Operations

Date published

10 September 2019

Date closing

25 September 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

Our Operations

One of Australia’s largest mines and a complex minerals processing operation, Olympic Dam is unique in that we produce Copper, Uranium, Gold and Silver. The local township of Roxby Downs is an active and progressive community offering a variety of modern, well-equipped housing, educational, health, sporting, leisure, shopping and cultural facilities. Please note this position is based at Olympic Dam, operating on an 8/6 or 5/2/4/3 roster, with residential or FIFO options available.

About the role

Reporting to the Superintendent Mine Production – Analysis & Improvement, you will be an integral member of a large, dynamic and results driven team. Primarily focusing on mining safety, production reporting and business improvement underground, you will provide specialist advice and execute the analysis and benchmarking of the Production function's end-to-end performance. You will identify and implement a portfolio of improvement initiatives that enable functional excellence and support business priorities for continuous improvement.

In the role you will:
  • Comply to and consistently follow the standards and procedures designed to enable you to work safely and effectively every day
  • Build cross-functional relationships with other Analysis & Improvement sub-functions
  • Compile reports and provide expertise to other sub-functions in analysis of production performance indicators and metrics
  • Prepare inputs to form the production budget
  • Create and monitor execution of the week 0 schedule to drive compliance
  • Produce operating standards, procedures and work instructions
  • Analyse and determine equipment capability assumptions
  • Identify functional capability gaps and recommend improvement opportunities to the Superintendent A&I and/or Production Manager
  • Liaise with underground crews to ensure that new ideas are developed and practically implemented
  • Provide feedback to the Planning function to improve future execution plans, designs, schedules and forecasts
  • Engage with Engineering for modifications needed to plant and equipment

About You

  • Proven commitment to look after your own wellbeing and the confidence to speak up when others put themselves in harm’s way
  • Demonstrated ability to work together with multiple stakeholders of varying backgrounds and deliver project outcomes
  • Degree qualified in Mining Engineering or a closely related field
  • Additional Tertiary/Technical qualifications in relevant field are preferable such as finance
  • Previous experience in managing and implementing improvement initiatives highly regarded 
  • Operational underground mining experience preferred but not essential
  • Underground First Class Mine Manager’s ticket an advantage

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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