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Mining Engineer | Olympic Dam | FIFO or Residential

Date:  20-Sep-2021
Job Posting End Date:  04-Oct-2021;11:59:59GMT
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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 Role


Working in both our newly accessed Southern Mine Area (SMA) and our tertiary Northern Mine Area (NMA), you will provide specialist advice and execute analysis and benchmarking of Underground Production’s end-to-end performance. You will identify and implement a portfolio of improvement initiatives that enable excellence and support business priorities for continuous improvement.


Please note this position is based at Olympic Dam, operating on an 8/6 or 5/2 roster, with residential or FIFO options available.


Core responsibilities are:


  • Compile reports & provide expertise to other teams in analysis of production performance indicators and metrics
  • Prepare inputs to form the production budget and produce operating standards, procedures and work instructions
  • Analyse and determine equipment capability assumptions
  • Identify functional capability gaps and recommend improvement opportunities
  • Liaise with underground crews to ensure that new ideas are developed and practically implemented and build cross-team relationships
  • Provide feedback to the Planning & Technical teams to improve future execution plans, designs, schedules and forecast
  • Engage with Reliability teams for modifications needed to plant and equipment, and with Technology teams to explore new capabilities.


About You


  • You will be Degree qualified Mining Engineer or a closely related field and operational underground mining experience is preferred
  • You will have thorough understanding of the underground production cycle, including stope drilling and blasting, truck loading and haulage, and raise drilling
  • Experience in managing and implementing improvement initiatives will be highly regarded
  • You will consistently follow the standards and procedures designed to enable you to work safely and effectively every day




As one of Australia’s largest mines and most complex minerals processing operations, it’s quite unique in that we produce Copper, Uranium, Gold and Silver. The local township of Roxby Downs is an active and progressive community offering a variety of modern, well-equipped housing, educational, health, sporting, leisure, shopping and cultural facilities.

Remuneration and Benefits


Join us and be rewarded with interesting, challenging work in a supportive team culture. Develop skills for life whilst enjoying access to benefits including incentive bonus, award winning share scheme, education assistance and generous superannuation scheme. As part of our commitment to inclusion and diversity, we offer a range of family friendly work practices, including flexible work arrangements, and a substantial parental leave policy, includes retirement savings / superannuation contributions during parental leave.

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.


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.

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