Line Technical Specialist

Date:  11 Sep 2023
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Job State/Province:  Saskatchewan
Job Location/Region:  Saskatoon

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 Potash

In 2021, BHP approved a CA$7.5 billion investment in Jansen Stage 1 in Saskatchewan, Canada, which is aligned with their strategy of growing exposure to future facing commodities in world-class assets. Potash opens a new front for growth and is an expandable resource that can support a century or more of operations. Potash provides BHP with greater diversification by commodity, country, and customer.


Reporting to the BHP Operating System (BOS) Line Coach, the BOS Line Technical Specialist contributes to identifying, scoping, and delivering ongoing business improvement opportunities to the Jansen Potash Operations. 

Work Location

This position will be based out of the downtown office in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, and will be regularly scheduled to work at the Jansen Potash site. 40 hours per week. Hybrid working (flexible, shared workstations and a combination of office and work from home) is standard for BHP.

About the Role

  • Drives business improvement through the measurement of BHP's performance
  • Coaches individuals and teams in the application of BOS principles, practices, and tools by building rapport, providing feedback and overcoming barriers to BOS implementation to support the achievement of the global BOS transformation
  • Applies an understanding of business terminology, key operational processes, and key business activities within and between functional areas (e.g., finance, supply, procurement, work management)
  • Identifies, implements, and evaluates the success of continuous improvement activities/initiatives to improve the safety, effectiveness and efficiency of BHP systems and processes

About You

Experiences for the role:

  • Proven experience influencing leaders and teams
  • Facilitating change management
  • Assessing capability and providing critical feedback
  • Experience with continuous improvement tools is an advantage

Skills, accreditations, and qualifications:

  • A passionate improvement mindset is key to this role
  • Relevant qualifications and/or experience and exposure to the mining industry
  • Knowledge of mining or Potash mining business operations, processes, and functions is an advantage
  • Ability to sustainably implement continuous improvement behaviours
  • Experience as a supervisor or coaching operational leadership

About the 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 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.

BHP offers relocation support and assistance to new employees and their immediate family members, should it be required. More details on the relocation policy could be shared with candidates during the interview and offer stages.

The application due date is September 25, 2023.

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 unique BHP employee share program.

At BHP, we recognize 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.