Indigenous Only | Production Operators | Nickel West | Western Australia | FIFO

Date:  21 Nov 2023
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Job State/Province:  Western Australia
Job Location/Region:  Kalgoorlie, Goldfields and Esperance

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 the role  


Nickel West is currently looking to engaged with Dump Truck, Ancillary and Excavator Operators, who have production experience in an open-pit mining environment.


Experience operating two or more of the following pieces of equipment is highly regarded:


  • Excavators - Liebherr 9200, 994/9400, 996/9600, Terex O&K RH340
  • Hitachi 3600, 5600, Cat6040, Cat6040
  • CAT D10 or D11 - Track Dozers
  • Loaders - 1 CAT 992, 980M, 930H
  • Wheel Dozer - 854K
  • Graders - CAT 16H, 18M, 16M & 24M
  • Small excavators & rock-breakers - CAT325, CAT 349
  • Haul Trucks - CAT 793 & 785
  • Komatsu 830e/930e, Terex 4400


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:


  • You will have an overriding commitment to health, safety and the environment;  
  • You will be self-motivated and driven to succeed;  
  • You work well in a team, are a good communicator and have the ability to work autonomously;  
  • You enjoy work outdoors and are comfortable undertaking a range of activities in your day-to-day role;  
  • You have experience in the development and following of plans;  
  • It will be a role requirement that you have a current drivers licence;  


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.