Excavator Operator/Shovel Operator position | Nickel West | Mt Keith | FIFO 7/7 & 2/1 Roster

Date:  27 Nov 2023
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Job State/Province:  Western Australia
Job Location/Region:  Kalgoorlie, Goldfields and Esperance

About BHP


At BHP we support our people to grow, learn, develop their skills, and reach their potential with extraordinary career opportunities. Our strategy is to focus on creating a safe work environment where our employees are strongly connected to our values and objectives, and where the capability of our people is key to our success.


Nickel West is one of the most sustainable nickel producers in the world and the world's leading nickel supplier to the battery metals market and part of our Minerals Australia business. Nickel West is a fully integrated mine-to-market business operating in various locations across Western Australia. All nickel operations (open-cut and underground mines, concentrators, a smelter and refinery) are located in Western Australia. 


A look inside Nickel West’s Mt Keith Mine - https://youtu.be/Wb2fu18bEqE


Come meet our employees at our Mt Keith Mine, who work together to help BHP produce the nickel that’s essential for decarbonising the world. BHP’s Mt Keith Mine is located about 460 kilometres north of Kalgoorlie in the Northern Goldfields of the Western Australia (WA), on the traditional lands of the Tijwarl and Wiluna people. Our team enjoys the benefits of a fly-in fly-out roster from Perth, WA, which provides them with financial stability and strong future career options. If you want to think differently about your career then BHP’s Mt Keith might be for you!?


If you are interested in applying for a role at BHP’s Nickel West, head to www.bhp.com/careers to find out more. 


About the Role


We are currently seeking Shovel/Excavator Operators, who have production experience operating the below machines in an open-pit mining environment. 


  • Liebherr 9200, 994/9400, 996/9600,
  • Terex O&K RH340
  • Experience on following also considered – Hitachi 3600, 5600, Cat6040, Cat6040

About You


This role will offer individuals the opportunity to work as part of a team while providing flexibility to perform various duties.  You will be part of a productive team, that is committed to operating with an engaged and empowered workforce. Our mining teams are also committed to challenging the status quo through continuous learning and technology.  


You will report to a Production Supervisor, and will demonstrate the following:


•    Overriding commitment to BHP Charter, health, safety, environment and sustainable development
•    Work effectively with other team members
•    Contributing to our safety and continuous improvement culture
•    Maintain a high-level working knowledge of safety processes
•    Strong communication and interpersonal skills
•    The ability to work to deadlines and remain calm under pressure 
•    A strong desire to learn and a high level of enthusiasm to develop a range of new skills
•    Current Australian manual C class driver's licence


This role offers a great opportunity to maintain a work life balance with FIFO ex Perth, 7/7 or 2/1 roster (including nightshift).


To find out more about working at BHP, and to meet some of our team, click here.


About Our Process


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


At BHP, we are committed to employing individuals who align with the BHP Charter Values and who can meet the responsibilities 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. 


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].