Specialist Trainer Drill & Blast | Iron Ore | Jimblebar | FIFO 4/3

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Western Australia

Work type

Full Time

Job category

Production Mining/ Operations

Date published

07 January 2020

Date closing

26 January 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

As the Drill & Blast Trainer/Assessor reporting to the Supervisor Training you will:
  • Liaise with the Mining Supervisors and Training Supervisor on operator training required.
  • Review performance of equipment/personnel and implement training in line with business drivers.
  • Ensure technical training of the Drill & Blast department is implemented as planned.
  • Maintaining a training matrix for personnel.
  • Ensure training materials are developed and updated in line with WAIO standards.
  • Ensure adequately skilled operators are available across all shifts to ensure safe and effective production.
  • Participate and support the Operator Driven Reliability (ODR) initiatives.

About You

An experienced Trainer Assessor with previous experience as an appointed shot firer you will assist in the implementation of training plans and resource material for training of operators used within the Drill & Blast Department ensuring a high level of operator competency. Your previous experience operating machinery in Drill & Blast open pit mining operations will provide you with a foundation of knowledge to support your success in this role. Strong interpersonal and communication skills will be essential to ensure you to effectively engage with a range of stakeholders on training requirements. A Certificate IV in Training and Assessing is preferred for this position or at minimum the ability to progress towards this qualification. 

Required: HR class WA driver’s licence


You will be based at our new ‘Jimblebar’ mine site on a fly-in fly-out 4/3 roster. Jimblebar is the first Greenfield mine in over 40 years to be both developed and operated by BHP Billiton Iron Ore and is located 40kms North East of Newman, Western Australia.  The outstanding facilities at the brand new FIFO village include; a fully equipped gym, swimming pool, golf driving nets, outdoor cinema, netted cricket pitch, tennis and basketball court; beach volleyball court, games room and TV lounge. All rooms at the village have access to 3G wireless internet and Skype, an ensuite bathroom, flat screen television, refrigerator and air-conditioning.

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.  

Reference Number – 159010
  • We reserve the right to commence recruitment proceedings immediately.
  • This opportunity is currently only open to candidates with the right to work in Australia.
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