Technician Mobile Communications | South Flank WA | FIFO 8/6/7/7 Roster

Date:  23-Jun-2022
Job Posting End Date:  03-Jul-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 BHP South Flank


BHP’s US$3.6 billion South Flank is a greenfield mine and brownfield processing centre created adjacent to and within the Mining Area C operation. Located approximately 130km north-west of Newman, South Flank together with Mining Area C will become one of the largest iron ore hubs in the world, within reach of several billion tonnes of high-grade ore. South Flank will help to maximise the volume and quality of BHP’s iron ore production, which is essential for the world’s steel.


South Flank has recently reached a significant milestone in the delivery of first ore – safely, on time and on budget – underpinned by the hard work and ingenuity of our workforce. 

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


To hear from our South Flank team, about why they choose to work at South Flank (click here).


About the Role


This opportunity will be offered on an 8 days on / 6 days off / 7 nights on / 7 days off roster.


Reporting to the Maintenance Supervisor within the Mobile Equipment Maintenance team.


This role will see you focus on 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 Awareness Systems.
  • Communication Trailers. (LTE, CCTV)
  • 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 will also be considered.
  • Demonstrated experience in a relevant or equivalent role.
  • Experience of (FMS) Fleet Management Systems, GPS and wireless network systems. (preferred)
  • 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).
  • WA “C” class drivers’ licence.
  • Exposure to FIFO or shift work.


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 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.