Senior Reliability Engineer - Mobile Equipment

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South Australia

Work type

Full Time

Job category

Engineering, Maintenance

Date published

05 February 2020

Date closing

16 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.

Join Olympic Dam a safe, reliable, globally competitive business delivered by our people. At Olympic Dam we care that everyone goes home safe to do the things they love. We believe Leadership drive culture and culture drives performance. All incidents are preventable and everyone has a role to play. Our OperationsOne 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 a 5/2 (Monday to Friday) roster, with residential or Fly In Fly Out (FIFO) options out of Adelaide available.

About the role

We are currently looking for a Senior Reliability Engineer in our Mine Mobile Fleet Maintenance Reliability Team to provide specialist support to the maintenance function. 

Reporting to the Reliability Superintendent Mine Maintenance (Mobile Fleet), this role will help to drive continuous improvement and ensure delivery of the plan within Mobile Maintenance and the wider Mine area.

In this role you will:

  • Comply with and promote the standards and procedures designed to enable you and other team members to work safely and effectively every day
  • Coordinate and contribute to the continuous improvement process. Engage, drive and work with teams to identify, prioritise and implement improvements relating to reliability, cost, safety, risk and compliance
  • Develop and increase the capability of the maintenance execution team to drive safety, reliability, efficiency, quality of work and 'maintenance as a profession'
  • Closely monitor equipment performance in relation to safety, reliability, cost and productivity. 
  • Complete targeted and prioritised defect elimination and root cause analysis (RCA). Develop and implement subsequent improvement actions and monitor their effectiveness.
  • Coach and mentor other team members including reliability specialists, graduates and interns
  • Assist with maintenance budgeting, forecasting, cost review and analysis
  • Build close relationships and work collaboratively with maintenance execution team members including the leadership team
  • Provide input to and review project scopes, requirements and deliverables as a stakeholder, including operational readiness review
  • Monitor and facilitate the capital portfolio for the Mobile Maintenance Department
  • Work closely with Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM’s) and vendors
  • Provide coaching to the maintenance execution team in regard to defect elimination and root cause analysis
  • Work closely with other functions within the organisation including Maintenance & Engineering Centre of Excellence (MECoE), supply, contracts, projects and production departments
  • Create, review and optimise maintenance work strategies and reports
  • Create, review and update documents including maintenance procedures, work instructions and standards
  • Drive and deliver change to add value to the business, utilising the management of change process
  • Provide input in to the training strategies, training matrix, content and schedule for the Mobile Maintenance team to improve capability and equipment reliability

About You

  • You hold yourself and others to account whilst ensuring your behaviour is always respectful
  • Experience and interest in coaching, mentoring and developing the skills of other team members
  • Safety conscious, with proven ability to demonstrate risk management and HSEC behaviours
  • Passionate about maintenance, continuous improvement and reliability / defect elimination
  • Experienced in conducting root cause analysis and investigations
  • Experience with following a management of change (MOC) process
  • Experience within the mining industry (or similar)
  • 1SAP experience (not essential)
  • Must have excellent time management skills and be able to prioritise tasks
  • Be a team player, but also be able to work effectively unsupervised and be highly self-motivated
  • Ability to communicate well across multiple levels and disciplines
  • Trade Qualified and/or Engineering degree (or similar)

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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