Superintendent - Drill and Blast | South Flank

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Western Australia

Work type

Full Time

Job category


Date published

10 January 2020

Date closing

31 January 2020 at 00:00 GMT

About BHP

The South Flank Project is an expansion of BHP's existing Mining Area C hub, located approximately 130 km by road north-west of the town of Newman. This project has potential to become one of the largest standalone iron ore processing centres in the world, within reach of several billion tonnes of high-grade ore.

Embracing inclusion and diversity to create a vibrant culture that represents the communities in which we live, South Flank is focused on high performance, flexible work arrangements, strong Indigenous participation and gender balance.

This is a rare and exiting opportunity for a dynamic individual to be part of something big – to work in an innovative team, with evolving technology, and playing a pivotal role in creating a world class mine.

About the role

The Drill and Blast Superintendent position will provide leadership and direction as well as oversee, develop, supervise and execute the Drill & Blast work plan in order to achieve the production schedule.

Reporting to the Manager Mining, this role will develop and build the capability of the Drill and Blast team as well as support best practice through developing and embedment of functional systems, monitoring key performance measures and sustaining continuous improvement processes.

This position is fundamental in order to positively influence and shape our culture at South Flank to ensure a safe, inclusive and high performing approach to work across the Mining department.

About You

To be successful for this role, you will have Mining experience within a large-scale open pit mining operation, preferably leading drill and blast function.  You are an influential leader with outstanding interpersonal, communication and negotiation skills with the ability to develop meaningful relationships with diverse stakeholders’ at all organisational levels.

It would be considered for the role you will hold a valid Quarry Manager Certificate or eligibility to qualify for WA Unrestricted Quarry Managers certificate as well as the Dangerous Goods Act & Regulations.

What we offer you

Working on our new South Flank operation, we will provide you an environment where health and wellbeing are seen as a pre-requisite for safety and production. People are empowered, collaboration enabled and teams are connected to the strategy and plan. Our workforce is flexible, inclusive and diverse. The roster will be based on a foundation of 5 days on 2 days off, 4 days on 3 days off,9 days on 5 days on, but those in pursuit of flexible work arrangements are encouraged to apply.

Supporting a diverse workforce

At BHP, we recognise that we are strengthened by diversity with a committed to providing a work environment in which everyone is included, treated fairly and with respect. We are an Equal Opportunity employer and 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.  We offer a number of benefits some of which include flexible working along with a buffet of roster options to choose from, a generous paid parental leave policy and other extended leave entitlements to enable your work to fit in with your life. We support flexible work at BHP, talk to us about the flexible working options in this team.

Please note, screening and interviews may take place prior to the advertised close date.

Reference Number – 158779

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