Technician Mobile Communications | Iron Ore | Area C | FIFO | 2:1 Roster

Date:  29-Jun-2022
Job Posting End Date:  05-Jun-2022;11:59:59GMT
Job Country: 


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


We have an opportunity for a motivated and driven individual to join as a Technician Mobile Communications to become part the team and be able to make meaningful impact. This role is suited to those with experience in communications that have the ability to work autonomously and as part of the team and are looking for further expand their skill set and abilities while taking on a genuine challenge.

Embracing inclusion and diversity to create a vibrant culture that represents the communities in which we live, Area C is focused on high performance, flexible work arrangements, strong Indigenous participation and gender balance.

Reporting to the Supervisor Maintenance, this role will see you providing multi skilled technical and field support to the mining operations for the entire scope of technologies accountabilities, which include but are not limited to:

  • Digital Radio Communication network.
  • Fleet Management and Drill Positioning Systems.
  • Driver Fatigue Monitoring Systems.
  • Collision Avoidance Systems.
  • Communication Trailers.
  • Identifying and rectifying faults during inspections. 
  • Scoping and creating 1SAP notifications for immediate and preventative work on fleet and equipment.
  • Initiating updates to work procedures to ensure they are accurate and relevant to equipment Identifying opportunities for continuous improvement and assist in the implementing of the new initiatives in a constructive way.
  • Executing tasks to a high standard and in a safe and timely matter.

About You


As a successful candidate you will possess the following:


  • Tertiary Qualification or Trade Qualification certification in communications, electronic or digital radio field.
  • Communications background from Telstra/Optus or Military. While it is not mandatory, however military trained personnel are highly desirable.
  • Experience of (FMS) Fleet Management Systems, GPS and wireless network systems. (desirable).
  • Demonstrated minimum 2 years’ experience in a relevant or equivalent role.
  • Multi-skilled across communications and electronics and can interpret and read maintenance plans and technical information.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to problem solve (including root cause analysis).
  • C class driver’s license.
  • Exposure to FIFO or shift work will be advantageous.



In this full-time permanent position, you will be based at our ‘Area C’ mine site on a fly-in fly-out ex Perth on 2 weeks work, 1 week off, rotating days and night shift roster.

Our Area C mine is located approximately 100kms North West of Newman, West Australia. The outstanding facilities at the FIFO village include, a fully equipped gym, swimming pool, netted cricket pitch, tennis and basketball court, beach volleyball court and recreation room including a pool table, darts, table tennis and TV. All rooms at the village have their own ensuite bathroom, television, refrigerator and air-conditioning.


To find out more about working with Iron Ore and to meet some of our team, Click here

Reference Number – 53801


  • This opportunity is currently only open to candidates with the right to work in Australia.
  • We reserve the right to commence recruitment proceedings immediately.
  • You may be requested to complete a video assessment as part of the initial recruitment process. Video assessment is only applied to external applicant.
  • Application closes on Tuesday, 12thJuly 2022. While Virtual Assessment closes on Thursday, 14th July 2022 (not applicable for Internal BHP applicants). Please note late applications will not be accepted.

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. 


To ensure the safety and wellbeing of our people, BHP requires employees in Australia to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 in line with BHP’s Covid Policy and any relevant State health directives. If you are applying for a role at BHP please consider this requirement when submitting your application. BHP will also adhere to any relevant health directives that may be made that affects our workforce.


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 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.