Chemist - Quality Supervisor

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South Australia

Work type

Full Time

Job category

Production Mining/ Operations

Date published

30 January 2020

Date closing

19 February 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. Join Olympic Dam a safe, reliable, globally competitive business delivered by our people. At Olympic Dam we care that everyone goes home safe to do the things they love. We believe Leadership drive culture and culture drives performance. All incidents are preventable and everyone has a role to play. 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 and the roster is fifo (from Adelaide) 5/2, 4/3, or residential 5/2,5/2.

About the role

Reporting to the EW,GR and Labs Production Superintendent, you will lead and develop the OD Final Products team including GD/MS, Water / Enviro, Metbal and Refinery team members.

The supervisor role has the responsibility for managing all aspects of shift performance, including providing a safe working environment, achieving budget targets, promoting continuous improvement, reviewing work practices, controlling costs, prioritising training needs and opportunities, completing investigations on safety / Laboratory issues and actively managing employee performance.   Responsibilities will include, but not are limited to:
  • Ensure all safe work systems, procedures and standards are adhered to through frequent inspection of the workplace (Field Leadership);
  • Review, manage and investigate safety and quality incidents in accordance with BHP policies;
  • Facilitate and participate in workplace investigations as required and provide adequate documentation;
  • Ensure the laboratory provides a quality service to all clients;
  • Responsible for laboratory quality, final products, environmental and radiochemical analyses;
  • Responsible for final products, quality, training  and day analysts;
  • Ensure personnel allocated to tasks are appropriately trained and competent to perform required work;
  • Lead the implementation and monitor effectiveness of improvement initiatives;
  • Build relationships with other departments and employees to ensure problems are addressed and resolved effectively in a timely manner;
  • Ensure personnel allocated to tasks are appropriately trained, ticketed and competent to perform required work;
  • Apply financial management in relation to team operations and budgets;
  • Lead, coach and mentor team members to ensure delivery against performance targets;
  • Ensure all laboratory equipment is operational and maintained;
  • Liasing with metallurgists to meet customer requirements.

About You

You will be degree/diploma qualified in Science/Chemistry and possess relevant experience in an Analytical Laboratory and have a broad understanding of the mining and processing industry.  Other qualities and experience may include:
  • Leadership, management and planning;
  • Quality Control & Quality Assurance;
  • Trace analysis;
  • Equipment - XRF, AAS, ICP, GDMS, Arc Spark, IC, Eltra and GC.

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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