Maintenance Technician - Drills

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South Australia

Work type

Full Time

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Date published

11 July 2019

Date closing

01 August 2019 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 roster arrangement, with residential, DIDO or FIFO options available.

About the role

We are currently have multiple roles available and are inviting applicants to join the Mine Maintenance team, in the role of Technician Mechanical Maintenance Drills. This role provides support to the team, by adhering to operating requirements and ensuring individual, team and site objectives are met, while maintaining an enthusiastic and safety focused approach.

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
  • Provide mechanical trade skills to perform unplanned and/or breakdown maintenance on our Drill fleet
  • Assist with planned maintenance work where applicable
  • Develop a close working relationship with Mine personnel to ensure that all plant downtime issues are escalated correctly and rectified immediately

About You

  • Proven commitment to look after your own wellbeing and the confidence to speak up when others put themselves in harm’s way.
  • Demonstrable experience post trade in hydraulics/pneumatics, preferably within a similar environment
  • Previous experience with Atlas Copco M2C Boomer and L6C Simba would be highly advantageous, along with riggers, doggers, crane and NF01/NF02 welding tickets
  • A team player with the ability to communicate effectively across all levels

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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