Senior Mine Geologist | Nickel West | Mt Keith | 7:7 Roster or 5:3/4:2 Roster

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Western Australia

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Full Time

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Date published

11 February 2020

Date closing

23 February 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 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

  • Competitive salary on offer plus 12% superannuation and a range of company benefits
  • Great family friendly rosters potential (7 days on 7 days off) roster or a (5 days on 2 days off, 4 days on 3 days off) or a (4 days on 3 days off) 
As the Senior Geology you will be part of a team responsible for leading the team and reinvigorating the geological focus in new mine development at Mt Keith and Satellite operations.  

Reporting to the Superintendent for Technical Services, you will work primarily on Mine to ROM stock management, grade control activities, resource modelling, in-mine exploration and mine planning and leading a small Mine Geologist team.

The role is located at Mt Keith operations on a FIFO basis and comprises a geology team of about eight people. The mine comprises multiple Pit operations  and ore bodies with different mineralization styles, including the ever expanding Yakabindie project. 

In this role you will have the opportunity to:
  • Support daily mine operations with geological services
  • Support planning with longer term focus and analysis of geology
  • Participate in exploration focus and activities 

About You

  • Bachelor of Science in Geology (Post graduate qualifications highly regarded)
  •  Mine Geology experience is a must in this role and Nickel and/or Gold would be highly regarded
  • Experience Demonstrated ability to effectively lead a team.
  • A high degree of competency with 3D general mining packages and GIS software (Leapfrog Geo, Datamine and AcQuire will be well regarded)
  • A current manual driver’s license

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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