Supervisor | Drill & Blast | South Flank

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Western Australia

Work type

Full Time

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Date published

01 September 2020

Date closing

18 September 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

This exciting role will be leading a team of drill and blast personnel and plan the forthcoming drill & blast activities. This supervisor position plays a key role in ensuring South Flanks’ daily and weekly production targets are met and the statutory and company audit schedules are maintained. This role will also have a heavy emphasis on ensuring all working standards are compliant and take a proactive stance on continuous improvement initiatives.

You will supervise a team of Drill & Blast personal while effectively run prestart meetings, allocate daily tasks, work closely with various stakeholders in the business, demonstrate a safety orientation mindset, and assist in identifying and implementing initiatives that contribute to current and potential value to the business.

About You

As the Supervisor, you will have a proven track record in leading a Drilling and Blast team on a large-scale open cut mining operation. By utilising your excellent relationship building and influencing skills alongside your strong technical expertise across blasting and drilling activities, you will be able to coach and mentor your team to support a strong safety culture whilst achieving high performance.

Your scheduling capabilities, knowledge of the Mine Safety & Inspection Act & Regulations in conjunction with your impressive safety record will enable you to success in this job. For this particular role, it is essential to hold a valid Dangerous Goods Security Card. A WA Shot Firer's license is highly recommended, as is previous experience with electronic detonation systems.

What we offer you

Working on our new South Flank operation, we will provide you an environment where health and well-being 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 14 days on 7 days off and is fly-in-fly-out of Perth.

Due to COVID-19 and corresponding border closures across Australia, you ideally must be located in Western Australia or be prepared to move to Western Australia for this opportunity.  Further information will be provided throughout the recruitment process.

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 – 180523

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Important:  The safety of BHP’s people and our candidates is our number one priority.  To protect the health and safety of vulnerable persons in line with current Government advice, you may be asked to undergo a COVID-19 related health assessment.  Due to the unfolding circumstances of COVID-19 and the Government regulations in place to deal with the pandemic, your working location and/or roster as advertised in this advert may be temporarily subject to change whilst the government regulations are in place.  These measures are to ensure the health safety of our workforce, and to implement effective social distancing measures.  Where applicable these measures will be discussed in the recruitment process.  

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