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Reliability Engineer | Operations Services | Bowen Basin

Date:  21-Jul-2021
Job Posting End Date:  04-Aug-2021;09:59:59GMT
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Job State/Province:  Queensland
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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 BHP Operations Services
Operations Services (OS) was established with the single goal of focusing on front line operators and maintainers. Completing work previously performed by service contractors, Operations Services is providing permanent employment to a growing team of more than 3700 employees. OS is committed to increase employment opportunities for Australian regional communities by delivering stability and sustainability that is good for our people and good for the communities.

About the Role

Reporting to the Superintendent, these roles will provide both initial and ongoing coaching to Supervisors and the general workforce in the application of tools and methods, and work to embed the OS way of working. Providing assistance to the teams to ensure performance metrics are achieved and operational processes are continually improved with safety first manner. The roster will likely be 4/3 with the option of FIFO, but is open to discussion for the right candidate. 

Your key deliverables include:

  • The development of front line capabilities and fostering the development of teams through the adoption and application of practises to achieve high performance through diagnosis, planning, coaching and execution practises;
  • Focus on upskilling OS teams in problem solving skills and sustaining the new ways of working. Working to embed tools among the supervisors and frontline personnel to drive continuous improvements in frontline safety, productivity, and cultural metrics;
  • Gather and examine basic reliability data from field studies or database and correlates the data for analysis using maintenance engineering techniques, principles and procedures;
  • Initiates engineering studies into equipment/process failures and presents RCA or equivalent  analysis details to more experienced teams/engineers for approval/feedback;
  • Having ownership of the equipment reliability by supporting the synergies between site teams and corporate functions;
  • You will gain insight and training in the methodology and are expected to upskill others through your work on site;
  • Originate and develop analysis methods to determine reliability of components, equipment and processes;
  • Define reliability problems, trends and make recommendations for improvements;
  • Prepares reliable and cost advantages of alternatives and develops action plans that comply with internal/external customer demands to increase machine reliability to avoid failures;
  • Progress reports on implementation and other BOS tools with each deployment.

About You

We are looking for individuals that possess business knowledge, demonstrate excellence in leadership on a day-to-day basis, who are innovative with a bias to action, effectively influence others and have a strong ability to build capability in others and lead change. To be successful you will demonstrate the following:

  • The ability to effectively identify opportunities to increase value and eliminate hazards, waste and variability from work processes and practices;
  • A tertiary qualification in engineering or Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) field;
  • Overriding commitment to safety;
  • Strong problem solving skills with a collaborative approach to finding practical solutions;
  • Ability to understand production/maintenance (systems) data;
  • Ability to engage with all levels of the business from frontline employees to senior management;
  • Knowledge of condition monitoring techniques advantageous;
  • Experience as a reliability engineer or execution supervisor will be advantageous;
  • Understanding defect elimination, RCA’s with a mindset for preventative maintenance;
  • The ability to work collaboratively with team members and other stakeholders in order to deliver safety, process optimisation, improvements and down time eliminations;
  • You will be hands on in implementing systematic improvement and be central to the spread of best practices across Operations Services teams;
  • Experience developing and managing Maintenance Strategies in mobile equipment in Mining and understanding of SAP Master Data.

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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