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Maintenance Execution Specialist I Nickel West I Mt Keith I FIFO from Perth 5:2 4:3

Date:  10-Jun-2021
Job Posting End Date:  25-Jun-2021;11:59:59GMT
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Job State/Province:  Western Australia
Job Location/Region:  Kalgoorlie, Goldfields and Esperance

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 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 energize our future. 


About the Role


As the Maintenance Execution Specialist within the Mount Keith Nickel Operations Fixed-Plant Team, you will have the opportunity to support and guide a talented multi-disciplinary group tasked with achieving world-class equipment availability.


Reporting to the Superintendent of Maintenance Execution, this role is Fly-in, Fly-out between Perth and Mount Keith on a 5/2/4/3 roster.


In this role you will:


  • Initiate, Implement and report on maintenance improvement and safety projects
  • Improve the quality of planned maintenance work through detailed scoping and prioritisation of tasks, with a view to achieving long-term objectives
  • Support the execution supervisors with routines including purchasing, inventory management and master data
  • Conduct safety & risk audits and manage subsequent improvement projects

About You


To be successful in this role you will have an overriding commitment to health, safety and environmental responsibilities. You will support the health, wellbeing, and development of team members, and foster an inclusive and diverse culture.


You will be a motivated and passionate professional, committed to technical excellence and sustainable improvement. You are comfortable working autonomously, and agile in your thinking and able to quickly adapt to changing demands.


In addition, you will have the following skills:


  • A trade qualification is desired; however, it is not essential
  • Experience within a concentrator or processing plant with a good understanding of maintenance tasks
  • Ability to engage and influence multiple levels within an organisation
  • Have a well-developed continuous improvement focus and be comfortable in working within systems and processes in order to facilitate change
  • Be able to interpret, make decisions and determine corrective actions based on data
  • Understand maintenance risk management and mitigation processes with regard to safety, plant reliability and availability
  • Possess advanced computer skills including Microsoft Office Suite and SAP




Nickel West Mt Keith is located 460 kilometres north of Kalgoorlie in the Northern Goldfields.  Nickel West Mt Keith is a surface mining operation with multiple open pits and a concentrator plant.  The operation is surrounded by pastoral stations, with the nearest townships being Leinster and Wiluna.  There’s plenty to keep you entertained in the Mt Keith Village. Take the heat off the day and head to the pool – or join in any number of social activities. Employees commute to and from Perth on a fly in / fly out roster or form regional areas on a drive in / drive out roster. 


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 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.


Reference Number – 37902


  • You may be requested to complete a video assessment as part of the initial recruitment process
  • We reserve the right to commence recruitment proceedings immediately.
  • This opportunity is currently only open to candidates with the right to work in Australia.


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