Senior Field Technician - Exploration | BHP - Metals Exploration | FIFO Various Rosters

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Western Australia

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Full Time

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Date published

17 September 2020

Date closing

27 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

This role will be working within BHP Metals Exploration, part of the world’s largest integrated resources company, who are moving into an exciting period of sustainable growth and development. With a clear strategy and focus on projects from early stage concept development through to advanced exploration, we now have a newly created opportunity for a driven and passionate Senior Field Technician to further develop their career in exploration execution and delivery within one of the world's most exciting and successful exploration businesses.

Reporting to the Superintendent Operations the Senior Field Technician will be responsible for and be given the opportunity to:
  • Deliver safe on-ground support services for Greenfields exploration projects.
  • Contribute to and promote a culture of care with visible field leadership in health, safety and sustainability.
  • Effective management of geological, camp and project consumables. 
  • Deliver operational excellence when mobilising, setting up and de-mobilising caravan camps to remote exploration sites.
  • Drill sample processing and transport.
  • Maintain safe and efficient supply lines to working exploration projects.
  • Ensure compliance of field activities to operating standards.
  • Internal and external stakeholder management including supervision of contractors.
  • Champion continuous improvement initiatives to improve the safety, productivity and value of our exploration projects.

About You

To be successful in this role, you will be an accomplished and highly skilled Senior Field Technician with the following skills and experience:
  • 5+ years of hands on experience in operations of remote Greenfields exploration programs.
  • A comprehensive understanding of a range of exploration activities including caravan camp set-up and operation, drilling, core management, warehousing and logistics.
  • A team player with excellent written and verbal communication skills enabling interaction with internal and external stakeholders.
  • An exposure to cultural heritage surveys and landowner engagement.
  • Strong computer skills in MS Office and preferably GIS packages such as ArcGIS.
  • Self-motivated and ability to work autonomously in challenging conditions. 
  • Existing qualifications for 4wd operation, remote first aid, forklift and working at heights.

W.A. field basedSite travel to remote locations for exploration campaigns will typically be FI/FO to Kalgoorlie. Some Perth based work throughout the year may be required.

Remuneration and Benefits
Join us and be rewarded with interesting, challenging work in a supportive team culture. Develop skills for life whilst enjoying access to benefits including; incentive bonus, award winning share scheme, education assistance and generous superannuation scheme. As part of our commitment to inclusion and diversity, we offer a range of family friendly work practices, including flexible work arrangements, and a substantial parental leave policy, includes retirement savings / superannuation contributions during parental leave.

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.  ImportantThe 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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