Production Operators | NSWEC | Mt Arthur Coal

Date:  11 Jul 2024
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Job State/Province:  New South Wales
Job Location/Region:  Hunter Valley

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!




Mt Arthur Coal is an open-cut coal mine 100 per cent owned by BHP. Located in the Hunter Valley, New South Wales it's the largest producer of energy coal in the region, operating alongside olive growers, wine makers, horse breeders and the nearby residential community of Muswellbrook.  


Our greatest asset is and has always been our people and communities, which is why we are committed to working together on our Pathway to 2030 – a program to responsibly close Mt Arthur Coal. We are about doing the right thing and working with everyone to co-create a shared vision for the future of the region.


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About the Roles


Mt Arthur Coal are currently seeking to employ multiple Production Operators to join our high performing team. These opportunities are being offered on a residential basis in the beautiful Hunter Valley region of NSW. You will enjoy working a four panel, straight 5/4 roster, allowing flexibility throughout the week to complete daily activities if needed. BHP has a strong exciting future transitioning a large scale operation to closure.


These opportunities are well suited to someone who enjoys a challenge, enjoys working on large equipment and has experience in operating different types of mobile plant machinery.  



About You 


As the successful candidate, you will demonstrate the following:

  • Overriding commitment to safety and BHP Charter Values
  • Dedicated and enthusiastic
  • Work effectively with other team members
  • Keen to learn and a willingness for self-improvement
  • Able to work to deadlines and remain effective under pressure
  • Effective listener and have well developed interpersonal skills
  • Minimum C class Driver’s Licence 


Experience operating CAT 789, 793, Liebherr T282, or other equivalent sized haul trucks is required, whilst experience operating two or more of the following equipment groups is highly regarded:

  • Excavators – Liebherr 994/9400, 996/9600, 9800, Hitachi 3600, 5600
  • Shovels – P&H 4100XPC
  • Track Dozer – CAT D10 or D11
  • Wheel Dozer – CAT 844 or 854
  • Loaders – CAT 992, 993, 994
  • Graders – CAT 16, 18, 24
  • Watercarts – CAT 777


Candidates with current site experience and exposure, along with those that are suitably qualified as Trainer Assessors, are encouraged to apply.


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. 


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].


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