Mechanical Fitter | Fixed Plant | Residential - Port Hedland

Date:  23-Jun-2022
Job Posting End Date:  22-Apr-2022;11:59:59GMT
Job Country: 


Job State/Province:  Western Australia
Job Location/Region:  Pilbara

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 Role

This is a fantastic opportunity for experienced fixed plant mechanical technicians to join the Port Maintenance team! This is a permanent role based residentially in Port Hedland on a lifestyle friendly even-time roster. 


Reporting to the Supervisor - Mechanical Maintenance, you will be responsible for executing a planned weekly maintenance schedule on fixed plant equipment. You will be actively involved in the planning and scoping of work to be executed in PM outages and making maintenance and operating decisions either as individuals or as a team to ensure the safety, reliability and efficiency of our assets. 


Your duties will include:

  • Ensure conformance with the BHP Charter, the BHP Group Level Documents, Code of Conduct and relevant statutory obligations.
  • An overriding commitment to health, safety, environment responsibility and sustainable development.
  • Undertaking preventative maintenance inspections in accordance with maintenance planning systems and recommending appropriate follow-up action
  • Undertake and implement Improvements to work instructions and planned maintenance strategies
  • Working from hydraulic schematic drawings, prints, plans or manuals
  • Carrying out all activities within the whole-of-job scope, including pre-work, preparation of JHAs and/or DWPs, organising materials, execution, testing and completion of tasks.
  • Be self-directed, ensuring that operating and maintenance targets are achieved.
  • Take responsibility for the safe and efficient operation and maintenance of fixed plant.



In this residential role you will be based in the coastal town of Port Hedland, Western Australia. Port Hedland is home to our port and rail operations and is the largest regional centre in North West Australia.  The 15,000-strong population enjoys well-established education services, entertainment, shopping and medical facilities.

The excellent sporting and leisure facilities include; a new aquatic centre, sports stadium and water play park. Its beaches and mangroves are home to an abundance of fish and other wildlife.  Within driving distance are the spectacular Broome, Karratha and Karijini national Park. As this is a residential position you will also be provided with subsidized rental accommodation in addition to power and water subsidies.

About You

As the successful candidate, you will possess the following:

  •            Mechanical Trade Certificate (Mechanical Fitter, Fitter & Turner/Machinist or Hydraulics)
  •            Minimum of C class Manual Driver’s License.
  •            Breakdown/Fault finding experience.
  •            Experience working with heavy fixed plant.
  •            Component changeouts and experience with gearbox/pulley alignments, also the use of laser alignment equipment.
  •            HRWL, Rigging (Basic), EWP, Working at Heights, Confined Space training and current MSIC.


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. 


To ensure the safety and wellbeing of our people, BHP requires employees in Australia to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 in line with BHP’s Covid Policy and any relevant State health directives. If you are applying for a role at BHP please consider this requirement when submitting your application. BHP will also adhere to any relevant health directives that may be made that affects our workforce.


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 a 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.