Supervisor Mechanical - Fixed Plant

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South Australia

Work type

Full Time

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Date published

22 June 2020

Date closing

02 July 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.

Our Operations

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. 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 7/7 roster pattern arrangement.

About the role

This role is based within our Fixed Plant Mine Maintenance area, as the Supervisor Mechanical Maintenance you will be an integral part of the team and report to the Fixed Plant Maintenance Superintendent. In collaboration with the other supervisors you will be a key contributor in building a team of Technicians that ultimately deliver maintenance activities to ensure compliance with weekly maintenance schedules, operating standards, procedures and defined processes to achieve optimal maintenance outcomes for Fixed Plant operations.

In this role you will:

  • Be first and foremost focused on creating a culture of care by being a visible safety leader, engaging, developing and coaching your team
  • Identify, build and develop team capability through ongoing and regular coaching and development
  • Prioritise the execution of work based on condition of risk of equipment to prevent unplanned failures and supervise the execution of the weekly work schedule
  • Plan and schedule break in work as based on risk of equipment failure within a 7 day period
  • Identify and implement Maintenance Execution improvement initiatives with support from the Reliability team
  • Allocate resources to achieve optimal maintenance outcomes as part of work activity planning
  • Offer continued development and mentorship to your team and ensure competency of individual maintainers in the safe performance of their duties

About You

  • Demonstrate the confidence to lead by example, hold yourself and others accountable and coach others in ‘Safety Leadership’
  • Tertiary or trade qualifications in relevant maintenance field(s), or engineering discipline(s)
  • Experience with local safety and statutory regulations will be advantageous, as well as Front Line Management qualifications
  • Quality focussed with a drive to achieve results for the team
  • Ability to balance multiple incoming priorities and effectively deliver on customer expectations
  • Confidence to work across a range of disciplines and levels to foster mutually beneficial and cohesive relationships

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.  


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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