Refrigeration & A/C Technician | FIFO or Residential | Newman

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Western Australia

Work type

Full Time

Job category


Date published

26 June 2020

Date closing

05 July 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

Reporting to the Housing Maintenance Supervisor, the Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Technician will undertake day-to-day preventative maintenance activities and breakdown repairs in a safe and efficient manner to ensure a high level of customer satisfaction and liveability in our Newman Residential Houses and Eco Villages.
Other responsibilities include:
  • Undertake preventative maintenance inspections of plant and equipment;
  • Demonstrate an overriding commitment to health, safety, environment responsibility and sustainable development;
  • Ensure adequate scoping of corrective work to facilitate the planning process;
  • Cultivate positive relationships through effective communication and consultation;
  • Take a proactive role in maintaining appropriate standards of behaviour;
  • Participate within the Housing Department to implement business plans consistent with site strategies/ plans;
  • Monitor the Housing Maintenance work plan and elevate unplanned and non-routine activity or performance to the Supervisor;
  • Perform all aspects of planned, breakdown and shutdown activities in regard to housing maintenance;
  • Carry out system generated on and offline inspections.

You will be working across our Newman Housing Portfolio on a residential (4 days on / 3 days off roster) or FIFO (7 days on / 7 days off) arrangement.

If residential is the preference, then you will be provided with subsidised rental accommodation in addition to power and water subsidies. The 7,000 strong population enjoys well-established town facilities including a newly revitalised town center and sporting facilities. As a gateway to the Karijini national park, you will be in close proximity to spectacular gorges, water courses and stunningly unique landscapes. 

About You

As the successful candidate, you will possess the following:
  • Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Trade Quaification
  • Valid Australian C class driver’s license
  • ARC Refrigerant Handling License
  • WA Restricted Electrical License
  • HIAB, EWP, Forklift, W@H, Dogging and Rigging Certificates (Desirable)
  • Mix of experience in both Domestic work and Mining Operations
  • Computer Literacy to use the following systems - 1SAP, Fiori, MS Excel and Word
  • A proven track record of safety management 
  • Must be able to work at a high standard autonomously
  • Strong communication and relationship management skills

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. 

Reference: 173407


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