Heavy Diesel Fitters | Field Maintenance | Jimblebar | 8/6 7/7 FIFO

Date:  28 Mar 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.


About the Role


We are seeking highly skilled and experienced Diesel Fitters for our Jimblebar Field Maintenance teams.   


Our skilled and experienced Maintenance Technician's work at the closely located Mount Whaleback mine site, which at more than 5 kilometres long and nearly 1.5 kilometres wide is the biggest single pit open-cut iron ore mine in the world and with this comes some very impressive and large-scale machinery.


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


  • Preventative maintenance, repairs, attending breakdowns and running complex diagnostics/testing and fault finding of mobile fleet (specifically diggers and drills) of specialist diesel machinery & equipment of significant scale.
  • Identifying and rectifying faults during inspections and following specific maintenance programs
  • Daily inspections on Mobile Fleet including Liebherr 996 and 9400 Excavators and Atlas Copco Pit Viper 271 and D65 Drills
  • 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





You will be based at our Jimblebar mine site in the Pilbara region of Western Australia on a fly-in fly-out 8/6 7/7, on days and night shift. 
Our FIFO villages have a wide range of facilities and all rooms have their own ensuite bathroom, television, refrigerator and air-conditioning to help you unwind, relax and sleep well.  


About You


As the successful candidate, you will possess the following:


  • Australian Recognised Heavy Mechanical/Vehicle Fitter Qualifications
  • A high level of technical experience with Diggers and Drills
  • Technically/mechanically sound skills with Leibherr, Cat and Atlas Copco are highly sought after
  • Demonstrated diagnostics and breakdown experience with Diggers and Drills
  • 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 and always mentality
  • The ability to work to deadlines and remain calm under pressure
  • A teamwork mentality to achieve result



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].