Technician Fitter Mechanical FP | Mt Keith

Date:  04-Sep-2022
Job Posting End Date:  09-Oct-2022;11:59:59GMT
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Job State/Province:  Western Australia
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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

The role of Mechanical Technician is responsible for assisting with the maintenance of all plant and equipment onsite at Mt Keith. This is a permanent position on a 7/7 days only roster with occasional night shift on a 5 week cycle. 

Key responsibilities and experiences are;

  • Inspection, servicing, adjustment, troubleshooting and repair of all plant equipment;
  • Overhaul/assembly of equipment in the workshop environment;
  • Ensuring clear communication to Mechanical Supervisor & Mechanical Team Leader in regards to downtime and trouble areas;
  • Raising work requests, requisitioning of parts using 1SAP system;
  • Following specific maintenance programs and procedures;
  • Overriding commitment to BHP Charter, health, safety, environment and sustainable development;
  • Ensuring that all documentation and data entry is accurately completed;
  • Maintain a high level working knowledge of safety processes.


Nickel West Mt Keith is located 460 kilometres north of Kalgoorlie in the Northern Goldfields. Nickel West Mt Keith is a surface mining operation with an open pit and concentrator plant. The operation is surrounded by pastoral stations, with the nearest townships being Leinster and Wiluna. There’s plenty to keep you entertained in the Mt Keith Village. Take the heat off the day and head to the pool - or join in a game of footy. BBQ dinners are regularly held and other social activities include movie nights. Employees commute to and from Perth on a fly in / fly out roster or form regional areas on a drive in / drive out roster.


Nickel West is one of the most sustainable nickel producers in the world and the world's leading nickel supplier to the battery metals market. Work with us to make a big impact on the world, a big impact on your career and a big impact on your life. You just need to have the confidence in your abilities and apply. To find out more: CLICK HERE

About You

Skills and Requirements include:

  • Mechanical Trade Cert (required);
  • A current WA Drivers Licence (MR desirable)
  • Previous experience in fixed plant maintenance on a mine site;
  • Dogging, rigging, EWP, Forklift (desirable);
  • A good understanding of 1SAP system;


What is on offer?

  • Job security with a clear training, personal development and career progression
  • Competitive salary along with annual bonus and generous share match scheme
  • Outstanding world-class FIFO camp facilities
  • Novated leasing or salary sacrifice options available
  • A broad range of discounts through our employee benefits package
  • Ongoing support for you and your family through our Employee Assistant Program

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 affect our workforce. For further information please see our website LINK

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 a 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 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.