Heavy Diesel Fitter | Newman Residential WA | Lifestyle Roster

Date:  11 Jul 2024
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Job State/Province:  Western Australia
Job Location/Region:  Pilbara


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.





The 7,000 strong community of Newman enjoys well-established town facilities including a newly revitalised town centre with shops and restaurants as well as sporting facilities, swimming pool and Gym’s.  Newman is gateway to the Karijini National Park, where you will be in close proximity to spectacular gorges, water courses and stunningly unique landscapes to explore in your free time.   


With housing & relocation packages on offer, in addition to substantial utility subsidies it allows you (and perhaps your family) to build roots and experience a relaxed community lifestyle in the heart of the Pilbara. You will enjoy the benefits of returning home every night.


Our Newman Operations are located approximately 5 to 10kms out of Newman, Western Australia which makes it a short trip to / from work! 


Living and working in the Pilbara provides a climate that allows a life for outdoor living.  With significantly more sunshine, design a lifestyle of your making. Additionally, the team at Newman West are a close-knit supportive team of mining professionals who make going to work a place to enjoy.


A fantastic opportunity to expand your mining career with us at BHP and become part of the community in which you work.


Is now the time to consider a change? Why not you? Why not now? – Newman a community you won’t want to leave! - YouTube



About the Role 


We are currently seeking highly motivated Heavy Diesel Fitters who are interested in moving to Newman and joining our Newman Operations residential teams for upcoming opportunities.

Newman Operations is part of Western Australian Iron Ore and consists of two mining sites in the Pilbara region of Western Australia, on the traditional lands of the Nyiyaparli people. Comprising of Newman East and Newman West - Newman Operations accounts for about 78 million tonnes in total iron ore production.

If you are committed to Safety, have a positive & supportive can-do attitude that will contribute to our great team culture, then we want to hear from you!


Our MEM departments focus on the below equipment. You will have the opportunity to select your area of expertise in your application:

** Currently we are seeking Fitters for our Ancillary Department: mostly CAT - Wheel Loaders, Track Dozers, Graders, Wheel Dozers, Scrapers.


  • Field equipment: (Drills and Excavators) Epiroc drills D65, PV271. Excavators Liebherr 9150, 9400, R996B
  • Trucks (Haul Trucks, Water Carts, Floats, Service Trucks) CAT, Haulmax
  • LV / Auxiliary: Highway Trucks, Service Trucks, MPU's, Lighting Plants, Generators


In your role your primary duties will include but are not limited to the following:


  • Preventative maintenance, inspections, repairs, attending breakdowns and running complex diagnostics/testing and fault finding of mobile fleet
  • Identifying and rectifying faults during inspections and following specific maintenance programs
  • Initiating updates to work procedures to ensure they are accurate and relevant to equipment 
  • Providing input into root cause analysis and subsequent resolution of issues affecting equipment reliability
  • Identifying opportunities for continuous improvement and assist in the implementing of the new initiatives in a constructive way
  • Demonstrating a focus on safety, achievement and team engagement in all aspects of work


Newman residential opportunities are on a lifestyle roster (4 days on - 5 off, 5 nights on - 4 off, 5 days on - 5 off, 4 nights on - 5 off, 5 days on - 4 off, 5 nights on - 5 off).  


About You


Reporting to the Supervisors within the Mobile Equipment Maintenance teams we are looking for candidates who possess the following:


  • Australian Recognised Heavy Mechanical Qualifications
  • Technically/mechanically sound skills with Liebherr, CAT, Cummins and/or Epiroc is highly sought after
  • Demonstrated diagnostics and breakdown experience with ideally both trucks & ancillary equipment
  • Dogging, Rigging and Forklift Licenses are desirable
  • A commitment to safety, quality and attention to detail and procedure 
  • Computer literacy and/or experience in 1SAP
  • Safety first mentality


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].