Technician Electrical Maintenance

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South Australia

Work type

Full Time

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Date published

13 January 2020

Date closing

28 January 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.

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 drives culture and culture drives performance. All incidents are preventable and everyone has a role to play.

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 day/night roster pattern roster arrangement, with DIDO, FIFO or residential options available.

About the role

We currently have a role available for an Electrician with Reticulation experience to join our Mine Maintenance department. In this role you will be responsible for executing planned and unplanned maintenance activities within an underground mining environment. Your work will contribute to optimal production, equipment performance and availability, as well as improving reliability and ensuring that we are well placed for future growth within the mine.

In this role you will:

  • Comply to and consistently follow the standards and procedures designed to enable you to work safely and effectively every day
  • Carry out unplanned and planned routine maintenance, inspections, and checks to underground equipment, or reticulation networks
  • Assist in resolution of electrical issues affecting equipment performance and availability
  • Review and update maintenance schedule plans and equipment history
  • Transport cable and equipment safely to job locations, and assist in the set up and installation
  • Provide electrical trade skills to perform care maintenance tasks within the electrical mine area, to ensure overall reliability and stability
  • Develop and revise operating and maintenance procedures
  • Communicate plant status to appropriate departments
  • Maintain a high level of housekeeping in all work areas

About You

  • Proven commitment to look after your own wellbeing and the confidence to speak up when others put themselves in harm’s way
  • Electrical Trade certificate (essential)
  • South Australian A-class Electrical Workers license (or ability to obtain)
  • Experience working in a similar role with exposure to Reticulation maintenance work
  • Working at Heights and Loadshifting IT Ticket (advantageous)
  • Experience with underground mining environments (preferred)
  • Ability to work autonomously, or as part of a team
  • Ability to confidently make decisions relating to your work, or escalate if needed
  • Adaptable and responsive to change, as well as learning new information

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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