Indigenous Only | Engineers | Nickel West | FIFO and Perth Based

Date:  10 Feb 2024
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Job State/Province:  Western Australia
Job Location/Region:  Perth



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.


We encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people looking to start or continue their career in mining to Think Big with BHP.  At BHP we support our people to grow, learn, develop their skills and reach their potential. Indigenous Peoples are critical partners and stakeholders in many of BHP operations both within Australia and around the world. Many of our operations are located on or near lands traditionally owned by or under the customary use of Indigenous Peoples and the long-term nature of our operations allows us to establish long lasting relationships with these Indigenous communities.   


About Nickel West:


Nickel West is a fully integrated mine-to-market business. Our culture is rich with technical know-how, highly efficient and focused on innovation. The business employs over 2500 people from five operations across Western Australia comprising of nickel underground and open-cut mines, concentrators, a smelter and a refinery. We also have plans to expand our operations with new mines in the northern Goldfields and a large nickel sulphate plant in Kwinana.


A member of the BHP Group, Nickel West is undergoing an exciting business transformation to become a globally significant supplier of battery materials to the electric vehicle market. Nickel West will soon become the world’s largest producer of Nickel Sulphate, a key ingredient in lithium-ion batteries. As the world’s largest producer of nickel briquettes and nickel powder, Nickel West is leading the new-energy revolution in Western Australia.


Nickel West has an exciting future ahead. We invite you to join us at Nickel West as we seek to energise our future.



About the role:


Nickel West is currently looking to engage with Engineers of various backgrounds (Electrical/ Mechanical/ Process/ Reliability/ Structural) who have experience in working within a maintenance and/ or production environment within a mining or construction environment. Various FIFO, residential and Perth based roles.



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 engineering teams are also committed to challenging the status quo through continuous learning and technology.  


We have various FIFO and Perth based positions.


  • You will have an overriding commitment to health, safety and the environment;  
  • You will be self-motivated and driven to succeed;  
  • Ideally, have a qualification and relevant background in engineering (mechanical, electrical, structural, chemical, reliability);
  • Have experience working in maintenance or production within a mining or construction environment;
  • It will be a role requirement that you have a current drivers licence;  


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  

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 this position will only be open to Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander applicants.  The filling of this position/these positions is intended to constitute a special/equal opportunity measure under section 8(1) of the Racial Discrimination Act 1975 (Cth), and s 51 of the Equal Opportunity Act 1984 (WA). 


We strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. In particular, BHP has a deep commitment to the traditional owners of the land upon which it operates. In Western Australia this includes, but is not limited to, the Njamal, Kariyarra, Palyku, Banjima, Nyiyaparli, Ngarla, Ngarlawangga, Yinhawangka, Thalanyji, Tjiwarl, Tarlpa peoples, together with the traditional owners of Kalgoorlie.  Providing employment opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people is an important part of our 2017 – 2021 Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP).  For more information about our RAP, please visit here


These are full time positions. We are open to discussing flexible work arrangements that suit you - including varied roster arrangements, part-time or job share alternatives.