Supervisor Drill & Blast|Mining Drill & Blast | South Flank | 8/6 Roster

Date:  25-Nov-2021
Job Posting End Date:  08-Dec-2021;08:59:59GMT
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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


The South Flank Project is an expansion of BHP's existing Mining Area C hub, located approximately 130 km by road north-west of the town of Newman. This project has potential to become one of the largest standalone iron ore processing centres in the world, within reach of several billion tonnes of high-grade ore. Embracing inclusion and diversity to create a vibrant culture that represents the communities in which we live, South Flank is focused on high performance, flexible work arrangements, strong Indigenous participation and gender balance.


This is an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated, dynamic leader to be part of something big - to work in an innovative team, with evolving technology, and playing a pivotal role in creating in our mine. As the Drill & Blast Supervisor, you will be leading a team of drill & blast personnel as well as plan the forthcoming drill & blast activities. This position plays a pivotal key role in ensuring South Flanks’ daily and weekly production targets are met and the statutory and company audit schedules are maintained. This role will also have a heavy emphasis on ensuring all working standards are compliant and take a proactive stance on continuous improvement initiatives.


You will also be required to lead a team of Drill & Blast personal while effectively run prestart meetings, allocate daily tasks, work closely with various stakeholders in the business, demonstrate a safety orientation mindset, and assist in identifying and implementing initiatives that contribute to current and potential value to the business.

About You


The ideal candidate will have the ability to lead positive change and support continued development. As a leader you will have an absolute commitment to working safely, complying with all site safety standards, mine working procedures and ensure a safe and environmentally healthy workplace. This includes leading and coaching operators in best operating practice, ensuring safety and working standards are maintained to such an extent that work may be stopped if standards are not met.


As the Supervisor, you will have a proven track record in leading a Drilling & Blast team on a large-scale open cut mining operation. By utilising your excellent relationship building and influencing skills alongside your strong technical expertise across blasting and drilling activities, you will be able to coach and mentor your team to support a strong safety culture whilst achieving high performance. Your scheduling capabilities, knowledge of the Mine Safety & Inspection Act & Regulations in conjunction with your impressive safety record will enable you to success in this job. For this particular role, it is essential to hold a valid Dangerous Goods Security Card. A WA Shot Firer's license is highly recommended, as is previous experience with electronic detonation systems. A Minimum of C class driver’s licence is required.


If you are an outcome focused, energetic leader who is passionate about safety and have the ability to build great relationships within teams, then you will be an ideal candidate to be part of our team.

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.


BHP also requires employees in Australia to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our people (from the 31st of January 2022 or earlier depending on relevant state health directives). If you are applying for a role at BHP please consider this new requirement when submitting your application. BHP will also adhere to any relevant health directives that may be made that affects our workforce. For further information please see our website .

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 encourage applications from all qualified applicants regardless of race, colour, sex, national origin, age, religion, people with disabilities, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, citizenship, genetic information or other protected status under federal, state or local laws.


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.



BHP is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disability.