Specialist Operational Readiness

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South Australia

Work type

Full Time

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Date published

11 October 2019

Date closing

25 October 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 the role

One of Australia’s largest mines and a complex minerals processing operation, Olympic Dam, is unique in that we produce Copper, Uranium, Gold and Silver. This role is based in Adelaide, offering quality standard of living without the high costs of most other Australian capital cities. Adelaide offers a Mediterranean climate, beach-side lifestyle, cosmopolitan cafés and restaurants and world class wine regions just an hour away.  All this plus an annual international festivals and events calendar makes Adelaide a vibrant, cultured, friendly environment to live, work and play in. 

Please note this position is based in Adelaide, Monday to Friday.

About the role Reporting to the Senior Operational Readiness Specialist, this role is key to supporting and ensuring success of Olympic Dam Integrated Operations, Modifications and Operations Projects, through execution of operational readiness deliverables.
In this role you will:
  • Comply to and consistently follow the standards and procedures designed to enable you to work safely and effectively every day
  • Efficiently deliver the operational readiness deliverables for Olympic Dam Integrated Operations, Modifications and Operations Projects
  • Develop operations and maintenance strategies for new plant equipment  
  • Develop work instructions & isolation documents in alignment with the maintenance strategy and requirements for operations and maintenance tasks
  • Develop master data for projects including functional location structures, cataloguing, equipment bills of materials, task lists and maintenance plans
  • Manage contractors (where required) to ensure that operational readiness deliverables are completed on schedule and under budget

About You

As the successful candidate, you will possess the following:
  • Proven commitment to look after your own wellbeing and the confidence to speak up when others put themselves in harm’s way
  • Mechanical/Electrical trade or technical background – with experience in both fixed plant and mobile fleet as well as knowledge of functional safety highly regarded
  • Sound technical writing skills
  • Knowledge of Master Data Management, Planning & Scheduling processes
  • Exposure and understanding of Computerised Maintenance Management Systems (SAP preferred) and advanced Microsoft Office skills, previous experience with AWB software highly regarded 
  • Able to interpret technical manuals, engineering standards and drawings, and consequently communicate effectively with technical specialists, management and operators
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks and complete scheduled tasks in a timely manner with appropriate prioritisation of work
  • Previous exposure to RCM and FMEA principals

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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