IROC Brisbane | Mine Controller | BMA | Talent Pool

Date:  8 Jul 2024
Job Posting End Date:  01-Oct-2023;09:59:59GMT
Job Country: 


Job State/Province:  Queensland
Job Location/Region:  Brisbane

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


The IROC (Integrated Remote Operations Centre) at BHP are expanding and are looking for new team members to join their growing team. As a remote operations Mine Controller, you will be optimising our truck fleet in central Queensland fro the heart of the Brisbane CBD. Being part of the Mine Control team, you will work together with our onsite operations teams and liaise with other controllers to optimise production at our operations and across the coal value chain.

You will work in an environment which is dynamic and striving to continuously improve performance, and with this, you will be involved in continuous improvement projects to help us become even better! 

In this role you will:


  • Deliver the production schedule in accordance with the plan (with operational teams)
  • Develop and foster positive relationships with our site operations, including travel to our mine sites
  • Monitor compliance with control operational benchmarks and reduce variance
  • Collaborate across teams to implement improvement initiatives
  • Gain exposure to the whole coal supply chain, working with our other IROC teams to optimise interfaces
  • Be part of our cutting edge machine learning programs to improve CHPP quality management
  • Manage and optimise our Truck fleet to support and improve safety, production and cost outcomes for the business
  • Work in in the heart of the Brisbane CBD on an even time, rotating day & night 12.5 hour shift roster
  • Experience a long term career with goals and career changing opportunities


We have current vacancies across multiple teams, with permanent and fixed term roles available.


About you


As part of a team of IROC Controllers you will be responsible to work with our site based mining teams to optimise safe production against the operational plan.  This will involve monitoring operational performance, applying defined shift processes and identifying variance from plan within shift.  Your role is then to reduce variance from plan through feedback and short interval control and implement improvement initiatives. This work will test your ability to learn the agreed work processes, use operational control systems effectively and apply these skills to both control activity.  We will be looking for your ability to both, work within the shift to optimise performance, and to think more broadly to identify opportunities to improve systems and processes.


The successful candidate will display all of the key capabilities of a successful controller – a commitment to personal and team safety, calm disposition under pressure, an enthusiasm to learn, full of initiative and a drive for performance. Previous control experience within a mining environment will be highly regarded. 


  • You will be a motivated individual who can use their relationship building and negotiation skills in order to influence others and achieve desired outcomes.
  • Have a proven track record of applying work processes in a disciplined way to deliver results and respond to changes accordingly.  
  • Have the capacity and ability to work 12.5hr rostered shift work patterns involving nightshift and weekend work, and travel to site if necessary. 


Your core accountabilities will include but not limited to:


  • Experience using a Fleet Management system is a significant advantage in particular CAT MINESTAR 
  • Ability to analyse, drive performance, collaborate and influence 
  • Strong analytical skills including the ability to define causes and build rectification plans
  • Operational, planning or engineering experience in a mining environment or an industry with transferable skills is highly desirable
  • You will exhibit strong computer skills with the ability to learn new systems
  • You are able to work in high pressure environments with tight deadlines




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. 


Please note as part of this recruitment process the successful applicant will need to conduct a Queensland legislated coal mine workers’ health assessment.


From 1 April 2023, ResHealth will be mandatory for the completion of coal mine workers’ health assessments, allowing you to submit, monitor and review the progress of your health assessment in a secure online environment.

For more information please go to the ResHealth website.


Supporting a Diverse Workforce  

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


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. 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.