Engineer Mine Production | Olympic Dam | 8/6 FIFO, DIDO, Residential

Date:  11 Sep 2023
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Job State/Province:  South Australia
Job Location/Region:  Roxby Downs



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 Olympic Dam


Join Olympic Dam - a safe, reliable, globally competitive business delivered by our people. We care that everyone goes home safely to do the things they love. Leadership is key to driving a positive workplace culture, and this drives performance. All incidents are preventable and everyone has a role to play.

As one of Australia’s largest mines and most complex minerals processing operations, it’s quite 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.

About the Role


Reporting to the Superintendent Mine Production Engineering, you will be an integral member of a large, dynamic and results driven team.


Primarily focusing on mining safety, incident investigations, production reporting and business improvement underground, you will provide specialist advice and execute analysis and benchmarking of Underground Production’s end-to-end performance.

You will identify and implement a portfolio of improvement initiatives that enable excellence and support business priorities for continuous improvement.


This position is based at Olympic Dam, on an 8/6 roster, with FIFO ex-Adelaide, DIDO or residential options available.

In this role you will:


  • Prepare inputs to form the production budget;
  • Analyse and determine equipment capability assumptions;
  • Provide feedback to the Planning & Technical teams to improve future execution plans, designs, schedules and forecasts;
  • Compile reports & provide expertise to other teams in analysis of production performance indicators and metrics;
  • Identify functional capability gaps and recommend improvement opportunities to department leadership;
  • Liaise with underground crews to ensure that new ideas are developed and practically implemented, and build cross-team relationships;
  • Produce operating standards, procedures and work instructions; and
  • Engage with Reliability teams for modifications needed to plant and equipment, and with Technology teams to explore new capabilities.

About You


  • You will consistently follow the standards and procedures designed to enable you to work safely and effectively every day, with a proven commitment to the wellbeing of those around you, demonstrating confidence to speak up when others put themselves in harm’s way
  • Operational mining experience is essential, with underground experience preferred
  • Tertiary qualified in engineering or an aligned discipline
  • Demonstrated ability to work together with multiple stakeholders of varying backgrounds and deliver project outcomes
  • Experience managing and implementing improvement initiatives will be highly regarded
  • Ability to self-manage your workload and determine priorities for yourself and others under your guidance

How to Apply


Please apply online before 24 September 2023


About Our Process 


At BHP, we are committed to employing individuals who align with the BHP Charter Values and meet the requirements of the role. As part of the recruitment process, there are a number of checks which may be conducted to demonstrate applicants suitability for a role including police / criminal background checks, medical, drug and alcohol testing, due diligence checks, right to work checks, and/or reference checks. 

If you are already employed directly by BHP, please log in using your BHP email address or apply via our internal jobs portal. 


Supporting a Diverse Workforce  

The size, stability and magnitude of our business not only provides significant opportunity for professional development, but also attractive salary packages with performance-based bonuses and a best-in-class employee share program. 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.  


At BHP, we know that we are strengthened by diversity. We are an Equal Opportunity employer that is committed to making BHP a safe and inclusive workplace where everyone can thrive and be at their best every day. We are focused on creating a workforce that’s more diverse and represents the communities where we work and live. providing a work environment in which everyone is included, treated fairly and with respect. We are an Equal Opportunity employer and recognise that true diversity includes gender, age, race, disability status, sexual orientation, religion, neurodiversity, education levels, and many more aspects of your identity.


BHP is committed to providing a recruitment process that is fair, equitable and accessible for all. If you have a disability, we know that it may be helpful for us to adjust our process to make it equitable for your individual situation. If you would like to reach out to someone about your situation and our recruitment process, please email us at [email protected].