Technician Mechanical Dewatering | Iron Ore | Jimblebar | FIFO 8:6 / 7:7

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Western Australia

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Full Time

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Date published

22 June 2020

Date closing

01 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.

About the role

We are currently seeking Dewatering Mechanic’s to join our Maintenance Execution team at Jimblebar. 
These roles are fly-in, fly-out, from Perth to Newman, on a 8 days on, 6 days off, 7 nights on, 7 off, roster.
We are in a position where we are looking for diverse experiences to join our team. We are passionate about diversity in experience and the team and so we foster team building relationships for everyone in the department. We have strong focus on high performance, indigenous participation and gender balance.
This is an opportunity for an energetic individual, who enjoys physical work, to work across a variety of equipment and situations. Maintaining and installing new dewatering infrastructure and pipework – installation of bore pumps, removing equipment for blasting, re-stalling equipment, monitoring equipment and water tables. 
Partnering with experienced Technicians, you will be encouraged to grow your breadth of experience with full support. You will also contribute to continuous improvement projects in order to maximise productivity and safety outcomes. 
Reporting to the Maintenance Supervisor, additional responsibilities will include:
  • Ensure conformance to the BHP Billiton Charter, Group Level Documents, Code of Conduct and relevant statutory obligations; 
  • Display an overriding commitment to Health, Safety, Environmental Responsibility and Sustainable Development;
  • Report all incidents;
  • Attend and participate in pre-start and safety meetings; and
  • Participate in continuous improvement and non-conformance register process.

About You

To be considered for the role we are seeking candidates with the following skill-sets:
As the successful candidate, you will possess the following:
  • Madatory: Trade qualification as either a mechanic, fitter or plumber; and
  • Mandatory: WA C Class Licence (HR Licence is desirable).
Experience, skills and knowledge desirable:
  • Previous mining experience within a dewatering team;
  • Experience with installation and removal or bores and sump/transfer pumps;
  • Experience driving fuelling service truck;
  • Experience working 12  hour shifts in field/pit;
  • HRWL: Forklift, Dogging, CV, CN; and
  • Valid Poly Welding certification - 
    • PMBWELD301 - Butt weld polyethylene plastic pipelines;
    • PMBWELD309 - Weld plastic using extrusion techniques; and
    • FPICOT2204A/FPICOT2206A Maintain and use chainsaw.
Jimblebar is now an autonomous truck mine the first Greenfield mine in over 40 years to be both developed and operated by BHP Billiton Iron Ore. It is located 40kms North East of Newman, Western Australia. The outstanding facilities at the brand new FIFO village include; a fully equipped gym, swimming pool, golf driving nets, outdoor cinema, netted cricket pitch, tennis and basketball court; beach volleyball court, games room and TV lounge. All rooms at the village have access to 3G wireless internet and Skype, an ensuite bathroom, flat screen television, refrigerator and air-conditioning.

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.  How to Apply Reference Number – #169071
  • We reserve the right to commence recruitment proceedings immediately.
  • This opportunity is currently only open to candidates with the right to work in Australia.
  • BHP Billiton Iron Ore is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages indigenous Australian and female candidates to apply.
#LIWAImportantThe safety of BHP’s people and our candidates is our number one priority. 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. This is to ensure the health safety of our workforce, and to implement effective social distancing measures.  These changes if applicable will be discussed at screening and interview stage. 
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