Underground Truck Operator - Nickel West - Leinster

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Region

Australia

Location

Western Australia

Work type

Full Time

Job category

Production Mining/ Operations

Date published

30 April 2019

Date closing

31 May 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.

About Nickel West 
Nickel West is a fully integrated mine-to-market business. Our culture is rich with technical know-how, highly efficient and focused on innovation. The business employs over 2500 people from five operations across Western Australia comprising of nickel underground and open-cut mines, concentrators, a smelter and a refinery. We also have plans to expand our operations with new mines in the northern Goldfields and a large nickel sulphate plant in Kwinana.A member of the BHP Group, Nickel West is undergoing an exciting business transformation to become a globally significant supplier of battery materials to the electric vehicle market. Nickel West will soon become the world’s largest producer of Nickel Sulphate, a key ingredient in lithium-ion batteries. As the world’s largest producer of nickel briquettes and nickel powder, Nickel West is leading the new-energy revolution in Western Australia.Nickel West has an exciting future ahead. We invite you to join us at Nickel West as we seek to energize our future.

About the role

  • Family friendly roster 7 days on/6 days off, 7 nights on/8 days off roster
  • Nickel West is positioned well to energise our future
  • Nickel West value and respect employees, offering an inclusive and diverse environment
 As part of the Leinster underground mining team, the Truck Operators operate our underground diesel trucks moving both ore and waste with a foremost focus on safety and productivity. A focus for our employees’ development is on multi–skilling so that team members work as one team and support each other in the work areas underground as required. This includes operating other mining equipment, manual handling duties, and transporting materials into the mine.

Truck Operators are required to operate vehicles to best practice methods and ensure damage to tyres, gearboxes and the equipment in general is minimised.

The successful candidate will also be trained and required to perform other tasks such operating other underground equipment as part of their development.

About You

  • Experience in underground Truck Operating in an underground environment
  • Self-motivated with a strong commitment to working in a team
  • Ability to assess risk and drive safety
  • A valid Australian Driver's license
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and work within a busy environment
 As part of the recruitment process for this position you may be required to undergo a pre-employment medical and participate in a background screen including a criminal history check, identity check and qualifications check.

Nickel West Leinster
Nickel West Leinster is located 375 kilometres north of Kalgoorlie in Western Australia.  The operation sources nickel ore from the Perseverance Underground Mine and Cliffs Underground Mine before crushing and processing to produce a concentrate.  The Leinster Village and Township offer a unique lifestyle with all the modern conveniences – an Olympic size swimming pool, health and fitness centre, race-course and even an 18 hole golf course.  As part of our commitment to health and safety Nickel West Leinster is a clean shaven site.

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.

On offer is a range of employee benefits including development and career opportunities together with competitive remuneration package, including share options, generous superannuation contributions, 18 weeks of paid parental leave, performance based bonuses and a great working environment. 
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