Production Engineer

Date:  14 Jun 2024
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Job State/Province:  South Australia
Job Location/Region:  Adelaide



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

Join our dynamic team at Prominent Hill as we embark on a monumental expansion, including the Wira hoisting shaft and a significant increase in annual production. As a motivated and energetic Production Engineer, you'll play a vital role in delivering high quality drill and blast plans to the mining operation whilst working within a fast paced and enthusiastic team.


Location: Prominent Hill, South Australia (60-minute flight from Adelaide / 30-minute flight from Port Augusta)

Roster:  8 days on on-site; 6 days off

Employment Type: Permanent Full-Time


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In this role you will:

  • Develop  drill, blast and production plans.
  • Liaise with all stakeholders to ensure drill and blast designs meet site requirements.
  • Regular time-in-field to ensure drill and blast activities are achievable in a safe and efficient manner.
  • Oversee task observations and Critical Control Verifications (CCV) as required.
  • Undertake QA/QC monitoring for production activities.
  • Monitor and issue of development memos.
  • Undertake stope reconciliations/abandonments on completion.
  • Manage and monitor of the iKon blasting system.
  • Monitor and maintain quality data with respect to underground performance.
  • Undertake any projects as necessary to improve processes and practices.
  • MDP’s required for mine development.
  • Assist other Mining Engineering functions as required.

To apply for this role, you require the following qualifications, accreditations, and licenses:

  • Degree in Mining Engineering or equivalent.
  • A few years’ experience working in an underground, hard rock, metalliferous mine environment.
  • 12 months UG practical experience desirable
  • Proven experience in drill and blast design in sub-level open stoping.
  • Proven ability to work in high pressure and dynamic environments.
  • Microsoft Office and Deswik suite software experience
  • Strong communication and collaboration skills.
  • SA Driver’s Licence or equivalent.


Applications Close: 13 July 2024


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. 

If you are already employed directly by BHP, please log in using your BHP email address or apply via our internal jobs portal. 


Supporting a Diverse Workforce  

The size, stability and magnitude of our business not only provides significant opportunity for professional development, but also attractive salary packages with performance-based bonuses and a best-in-class employee share program. 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.  


At BHP, we know that we are strengthened by diversity. We are an Equal Opportunity employer that is committed to making BHP a safe and inclusive workplace where everyone can thrive and be at their best every day. We are focused on creating a workforce that’s more diverse and represents the communities where we work and live. providing a work environment in which everyone is included, treated fairly and with respect. We are an Equal Opportunity employer and recognise that true diversity includes gender, age, race, disability status, sexual orientation, religion, neurodiversity, education levels, and many more aspects of your identity.


BHP is committed to providing a recruitment process that is fair, equitable and accessible for all. If you have a disability, we know that it may be helpful for us to adjust our process to make it equitable for your individual situation. If you would like to reach out to someone about your situation and our recruitment process, please email us at [email protected].