Maintenance Associate Traineeships | BHP FutureFit Academy | Perth

Date:  05-Mar-2023
Job Posting End Date:  06-Jan-2024;08:59:59GMT
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Job State/Province:  Western Australia
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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 opportunity

BHP is offering Maintenance Associate Traineeships at the FutureFit Academy, a purpose-built center to designed to fast track your learning journey. Our Maintenance Associate Traineeships are a 12-month program after which you will graduate with a Cert II in Engineering. After graduation you will continue your employment with BHP and move into a Maintenance Associates role on site. Maintenance Associates inspect equipment and perform preventative maintenance to keep it in good working order to reduce breakdowns.


The FutureFit Academy currently offers 2 streams of Traineeships which teach you how to maintain different types of equipment.


  • Diesel Fitting – This steam is focused on learning to maintain the equipment that moves on a mine site. This equipment is responsible for getting the resources out of the ground and taking it to the processing plant. Common equipment in this field are Dump Trucks, Dozers, Graders and Excavators.
  • Mechanical Fitting (Fixed Plant) – This stream offers the opportunity to learn about the equipment that processes the mined material and produces the end product. Some examples of fixed plant equipment you would encounter are Conveyors, Crushers, Apron Feeders and Rock Breakers.


The training involves a mixture of classroom and theory learning, as well as practical workshop training. You will learn to interpret mechanical drawings, the basics of hydraulic engines and about the variety of tools we use to maintain these machines.

Training is undertaken at our training academy in Perth. While training you will be working a roster of 7 Days / 7 Off / 7 Nights / 7 Off, day shift hours are 6am to 4:30pm and night shift hours are 1:30pm to 12:00am. These positions do not offer transport or accommodation, you will be required to live within 1 hours driving distance to the Academy. Once you have graduated, you will be entitled to accommodation at one of our sites.


BHP has sites across Australia, and it is important to understand that you may be required to relocate (including interstate) once you complete your training. This is based on demand for your skillset across our mine sites. 

To find out more about the FutureFit Academy, please visit our website Here


About you
We’re looking for people from a broad range of backgrounds. Previous maintenance training is not necessary however you will have a genuine interest in fixing, repairing or tinkering. Ideally you will have proven examples of getting hands-on (through a hobby, or previous work experience) and a desire to learn more.

As these training programs contain fast-tracked learning, you will need to commit to attendance and have a personal situation and/or support network that will allow you to live local to the FutureFit Academy and work your training roster.


To set you up for success, you will need:

  • A high commitment to safety is a must
  • An interest in problem solving, fixing things and working with your hands
  • A strong desire to learn and develop a range of new skills
  • Motivation to achieve goals & enjoy a mixture of classroom and hands-on learning
  • Experience working on machinery/vehicles through a hobby or work is highly regarded, but not essential


Benefits of program

If successful, you will be paid to study whilst working on industry leading equipment, and will have the opportunity to learn about BHP systems and processes.

As a permanent employee with BHP you will receive an attractive salary and a wide range of benefits such as;

  • Career development / training opportunities i.e. Mastery Program
  • Community and wellness programs
  • Discounted Leisure & Entertainment Memberships
  • SharePlus Program



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.

BHP also requires employees in Australia to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our people (from the 31st of January 2022 or earlier depending on relevant state health directives). If you are applying for a role at BHP please consider this new requirement when submitting your application. BHP will also adhere to any relevant health directives that may be made that affects our workforce. For further information please see our website (LINK)

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 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 encourage applications from all qualified applicants regardless of race, colour, sex, national origin, age, religion, people with disabilities, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, citizenship, genetic information or other protected status under federal, state or local laws.

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.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, citizenship, genetic information or other protected status under federal, state or local laws.

BHP is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disability.