Technician Mechanical | FIFO 2/1 | Eastern Ridge

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Western Australia

Work type

Full Time

Job category


Date published

14 June 2019

Date closing

24 June 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.

About the role

We are seeking a Mechanical Technician who has Field Equipment Maintenance experience to join our team in Eastern Ridge! Reporting to the Supervisor Maintenance, your duties will include:
  • Understand the significant HSE risks for which you have principal responsibility and ensure controls are implemented
  • Assist the Maintenance Supervisor in identifying and implementing initiatives that contribute value to the business from a MEM perspective, ensuring compliance to the Change Management Procedure
  • Heavy Vehicle Mechanical Maintenance in Mobile Plant, 
  • Following specific maintenance programs and procedures
  • Operation of mobile equipment within limits of competence, training and experience.
  • Carrying out checks on equipment as required
  • Accurate completion of technical documentation, reports and drawings as required.
  • Use of computerised maintenance systems (SAP), including time confirmations, raising notifications and closing work orders
  • Take personal responsibility for helping the team achieve expected results by doing what is required and taking timely actions within the scope of competence without being supervised
  • Contribute to the ongoing development, review and amendment of Quality Assurance documents as required
  • Assist the Maintenance Supervisor with rescheduling of work, organising and coordinating resources, scoping of work and determining priorities when required
  • Identifying opportunities for continuous improvement and assist in the implementing of the new initiatives in a constructive way

About You

As the successful candidate you will ideally possess the following:
  • Heavy Vehicle Mechanical Fitter Trade Qualification with proven post trade work experience. Any previous experience on Liebherr R9400 Excavators, Atlas Copco PV271 and D65 Drills will be highly regarded.
  • C and HR Driver's License
  • Forklift Licence
  • EWP, Working at Heights, Dogman
  • Confined Space, CN (Non Slewing Crane), CV (Hiab) - Desirable
  • Strong presentation, communication and coaching skills
  • Ability to work closely in a team environment
  • Strong heavy vehicle mechanical fitting maintenance competency, with sound diagnostic abilities
  • Computer skills – using Microsoft Office suite, SAP, Excel
  • Ability to work of schematic drawings
  • Competent with systems such as SIS & VIMS
  • Exposure to asset management principles 


With this role, you will be fly in fly out from Perth to Newman on a 2/1 (7 days, 7 nights, 7 off) roster and be based at our Eastern Ridge mine. The outstanding facilities at the FIFO village include; a fully equipped gym, swimming pool, netted cricket pitch, tennis court, basketball court and recreation room including a pool table, darts, table tennis, TV and DVD player. All rooms at the village have their own ensuite bathroom, 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.  

Reference: 92415


Please note, screening and interviews may take place prior to the advertised close date.