Indigenous Opportunities | Traineeship - Emergency Services Officer | FIFO or Residential

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Western Australia

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Date published

15 April 2019

Date closing

06 May 2019 at 00:00 GMT

About BHP

At BHP we support our people to grow, learn, develop their skills and reach their potential. We are looking for suitable Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people looking to start or continue their career in mining at BHP. Indigenous Peoples are critical partners and stakeholders in many of BHP operations both within Australia and around the world. Many of our operations are located on or near lands traditionally owned by or under the customary use of Indigenous Peoples and the long-term nature of our operations allows us to establish long lasting relationships with these Indigenous communities.

About the role

We are offering an exciting traineeship for Indigenous Trainee Emergency Services Officers (ESO) to join the Western Australian Iron Ore HSE team. This is an amazing opportunity for candidates to develop and achieve whilst being supported by an engaged leadership team as well as work in a culture of care. You will be assigned a mentor to provide the support to allow you to reach your goals. Successful completion of the Trainee Program will culminate in you completing a nationally accredited Certificate IV Health along with a Certificate lll in Mine Emergency Response and Rescue. 
These Trainee ESO roles will be flexible with options to do fly-in, fly-out or residential from Newman or Port Hedland.

Main responsibilities:
  • Participate in the WAIO Security and Emergency Services Trainee Program and be provided the opportunity to complete the relevant training modules as required in the role outlined in the Trainee ESO Log-book.
  • The role is flexible to the right candidate, therefore the timeframe of completion of the trainee role modules would consider your existing training, personal and cultural needs and therefore may take up to 2 years or more for full completion;
  • You will have the opportunity to work in a “World Class” Emergency Services team supporting our Western Australian Iron Ore Operations.
  • You will have the opportunity to learn and apply the Service Delivery requirements as per the role which may include Medical and Emergency Response, Hearing and Respiratory Fit Testing, Drug and Alcohol Testing, Field Leadership, Site Access, Security and other ad hoc items as per your log-book and learning modules.
  • You will have a clear development plan which is representative of your development needs, as well as Key Performance Indicators linked to your development and behaviors, and have one-on-one meetings with your Leader to review and assess you are successful in meeting the program objectives.
  • You will be provided a mentor to support you through the traineeship.
  • You will learn and apply the BHP Charter Values through your interactions with team members and customers on a daily basis.

About You

  • This role is open to Indigenous candidates only
  • Hold a current and valid WA “C” class manual drivers licence
  • We can be Flexible for the right candidate, roster can be designed to meet your needs in conjunction with business needs.
  • No prior experience is required as this is a Trainee position, you just need the right attitude and behaviours consistent with Our Charter, and belief in yourself.
  • Ability and commitment to attend the training institutions required to achieve the certificates required for the trainee role. 
  • IT literacy, including MS office would be desirable.
  • Demonstrated verbal and written English language proficiency is required.
  • Ability to obtain Police Clearance and obtain an MSIC Card at the Port Hedland Port Authority is required.
  • Communication and interpersonal skills is desired as well as the ability to work in a dynamic team environment

The role is site based, however you may need to travel for Training or Internal Meetings as required; 
The role will be either Fly In Fly Out, Drive In/Drive Out (to local Mines/Rail or Port Facilities) or Residential (residential options are Newman or Port Hedland).

Supporting a diverse workforce

We are a dynamic team that delivers excellence in Health, Safety, Environment, Security and Emergency ServicesWe are strong believers of flexible work, diversity and individuality.

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 this position will only be open to Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander applicants. The filling of this position is intended to constitute a special measure under section 8(1) of the Racial Discrimination Act 1975 (Cth), and s51 of the Equal Opportunity Act 1984 (WA). Providing employment opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people is an important part of our 2017 - 2020 Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP).
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