TES Lead – Equipment Strategy | WAIO | Maintenance – Fixed Plant | Perth, WA – Mon to Fri

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Western Australia

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Full Time

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Date published

26 June 2020

Date closing

05 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.

Total Equipment Strategy (TES)

Design and deliver strategies to create value, reduce cost and embed maintenance as a profession to support people to operate at their best. We achieve this by creating best-practice strategies across equipment classes, and making sure we are doing the right maintenance work to maximise reliability, availability and equipment life at efficient cost.

You will be leading a team that designs and delivers comprehensive strategies to create value and reduction in downtime across our fixed plant assets. This includes from run of mine (ROM), screen houses and conveyors, through to stackers, reclaimers, car dumpers, train loadouts, rail network, ship loaders and ancillary equipment.

About the role

We’re looking for a TES Leader to provide crucial support to our Fixed Plant TES team, and enable us to achieve excellence in reliability and maintenance execution outcomes. You’ll be trusted to support the delivery of strategies and key project milestones so we can safely optimise productivity and operating costs.

Leading a multidisciplinary team of up to 15, you’ll be providing technical subject matter expertise, in a role which is constantly evolving and fast-paced. We’ll also be asking you to implement practical data-driven decisions, whilst applying effective project execution methodologies and closely monitoring risks. Your team and key stakeholders will be drawing from your knowledge of defect elimination, life cycle costing, process and reliability modelling.

Safety is proudly at the forefront of everything we do, so this role will require a working knowledge of relevant Australian Standards, Mining Regulations and monitoring of compliance with BHP procedures / Codes of Conduct. 

You’ll be collaborating with external vendors, site based maintenance teams, our Maintenance and Engineering Centre of Excellence; Planning, Master Data and Strategy Optimisation teams. We’ll also invite you to freely share your opinions if you identify ways to improve our reliability and maintenance strategies.

About You

Consider yourself to be an expert in fixed plant equipment maintenance strategies? Want to tackle some unique challenges and become a trusted business advisor? If so, you’ll definitely enjoy this role.

This role presents a terrific opportunity for a Superintendent, Principal or Technical Lead to step up into a more senior role. We welcome applications from individuals with relevant experience in mining, oil & gas or heavy industry.

A stickler for detail, you appreciate the importance of data integrity, analytics and document control. You’re also familiar with best practice project and work management methodologies. Leading and advising should come naturally, and you can easily communicate, collaborate with, and positively influence broad stakeholder groups. 

We’re looking for someone with can lead, mentor and develop capability of a small team, work well under pressure, and be trusted to act on behalf of their Manager as required.

The following attributes will greatly assist your success in role:
  • A genuine commitment to safety and sustainable development.
  • Tertiary level qualifications in Engineering (Mechanical or Electrical).
  • Familiarity with work management, strategy development and Asset Performance Management systems.
  • Commercial and technical acumen.
Kindly note, due to expected timelines for delivery, we will require commencement in the role before the end of August, 2020 at the very latest.

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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