Senior Integrity Engineer - Nickel West - Kwinana

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Western Australia

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Full Time

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Date published

06 May 2019

Date closing

26 May 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 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

About the role

  • Kwinana based opportunity
  • Competitive salary on offer plus 12% superannuation and a range of company benefits
  • Nickel West value and respect employees, offering an inclusive and diverse environment 

An exciting opportunity for an experienced Senior Integrity Engineer to be based at our Kwinana Nickel refinery (NKW).  This largely autonomous role offers the opportunity to work across the entire site dealing with staff at all levels whilst managing the day to day functional issues of asset integrity maintenance.
The Senior Integrity Engineer is responsible for ensuring ongoing integrity of major plant assets across the refinery, ensuring statutory compliance across the site, ensuring quality and consistency of equipment conditions ensuring best possible outcome for NKW.

About You

We expect the suitable applicant to be a self-starter with an ability to build strong relationships across the site.  You will have sound experience at an engineering level in metallurgy fields in a continuous chemical process plant.  

The following qualifications and/or experience will be highly regarded:
  • Detailed knowledge of structural steel and concrete design including the static behavior and importance of structural elements.
  • Structural condition status and risk assessment using the tools of visual inspection, design verification and measurement methods such as strain gauging.
  • Understanding of corrosion mechanisms and in particular those associated with chemical exposure and dissimilar metals.
  • Basic understanding of concrete remediation methods including the use of cathodic protection and protective coatings.
  • Understanding of steelwork painting requirements and in particular protective coatings.
  • Previous additional experience in working with pressure vessels, piping and relief systems,  metallurgical and statutory management of this equipment, will be an advantage
  • You must be practical, able to make decisions quickly, work autonomously and a good problem solver as well as being someone who can drive the sites ambitions and maintain the Integrity of all its equipment at best practice.

As part of the recruitment process for this position you may be required to undergo a pre-employment medical and participate in a background screen including a criminal history check, identity check and qualifications check.

Nickel West Kwinana

Located 30 kilometers south of the Perth, the Nickel West Kwinana produces nickel briquettes and nickel powder.  While many employees live in Perth, Fremantle and Mandurah, the Kwinana region is a thriving coastal township with three public beaches, excellent schools, modern shopping facilities and a wide variety of housing options.  As part of our commitment to health and safety Nickel West Kwinana is a smoke free operation.

We are investing in a Nickel Sulphate plant to be built at our Kwinana refinery south of Perth. We believe there are significant competitive advantages for Nickel West to move downstream into the battery chemical business. 

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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