Technician Processing Level 3 | Carapateena

Date:  22 May 2024
Job Posting End Date:  21-Jun-2024;10:29:59GMT
Job Country: 


Job State/Province:  South Australia
Job Location/Region:  Roxby Downs



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


As an experienced Level 3 Technician you will be familiar with general plant operations which include crushing, grinding, flotation, filtering and support activities including tails dam operation and surface fleet operation.

With your highly developed Processing Technician skill set you will be able to safely follow detailed procedures and instructions to undertake isolation activities, to enable safe access to plant and equipment for maintenance purpose across our Carrapateena Operations.


Location: Carrapateena, South Australia (60-minute flight from Adelaide / 30-minute flight from Port Augusta)

Roster:  8 days on; 6 days off then 7 days on 7 days off

Employment Type: Permanent Full-Time

In this role you will:

  • Foster a strong safety culture based on open and transparent communication with all process plant stakeholders. Including active involvement and engagement in the safety management framework of the shift team, department, and site.
  • Support continuous improvement within the operating teams, by active participation in Lean improvement programmes.
  • Enable an inclusive environment within the Carrapateena site, by supporting activities associated with developing a strong team culture.
  • Execute plant housekeeping requirements to a high standard to ensure safe daily operation as well as long term asset integrity.
  • Develop and maintain competency in operational areas, against the competency-based training and assessment framework outlined in the onboarding process.
  • Work with department technical staff to meet or exceed operational targets of throughput, recovery, product quality and cost.
  • Interface with other departments on a day-to-day basis to maximise value across the business chain, including the mine, SOC and maintenance teams to the benefit of the total asset rather than the department or the individual.
  • Take direction from shift leadership team to undertake activities in a safe and competent manner within the processing facility.
  • Develop a high capability in the operating areas of the plant, which comprise crushing, grinding, flotation, filtering and support activities including tails dam operation and surface fleet operation, depending on operational needs.
  • Follow detailed procedures and instructions to undertake isolation activities which enable safe access to plant and equipment for maintenance purposes.

About You


  • Highly experienced within a minerals processing operations environment. 
  • Demonstrated experience and understanding of crushing and grinding circuits.
  • Prior experience in pressure filtration, paste plant, flotation and tails dam operations.
  • Experience in building and maintaining effective systems that will deliver the highest levels of safety and performance whilst achieving production targets.
  • Strong safety leadership skills to work with and across all teams and areas on site.
  • Previous experience and ability to work in a highly effective team
  • Must be able to work well in an agile, lean and accountable team committed to achieving the departmental strategic objectives.
  • Demonstrated understanding and exposure of relevant legislation and mining regulations including occupational health and safety.
  • Highly developed Literacy and Numeracy skills to read and interpret work instructions, detailed operating procedures, and undertake data entry and information logging



To apply for this role, you require the following qualifications, accreditations, and licenses:

  • Certificate III in Metalliferous Mining (Highly Desirable)
  • Valid Work Safely at Heights, Enter & Work in Confined Spaces, Forklift, Dogging, Boom Type Elevated Working Platform, Excavator, Front End Loader, Skidsteer (Desirable) 
  • Drivers’ license (Essential)
  • Current National Police check (NPC)

How to Apply


Please apply before 21 June 2024


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. 

If you are already employed directly by BHP, please log in using your BHP email address or apply via our internal jobs portal. 


Supporting a Diverse Workforce  

The size, stability and magnitude of our business not only provides significant opportunity for professional development, but also attractive salary packages with performance-based bonuses and a best-in-class employee share program. 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.  


At BHP, we know that we are strengthened by diversity. We are an Equal Opportunity employer that is committed to making BHP a safe and inclusive workplace where everyone can thrive and be at their best every day. We are focused on creating a workforce that’s more diverse and represents the communities where we work and live. providing a work environment in which everyone is included, treated fairly and with respect. We are an Equal Opportunity employer and recognise that true diversity includes gender, age, race, disability status, sexual orientation, religion, neurodiversity, education levels, and many more aspects of your identity.


BHP is committed to providing a recruitment process that is fair, equitable and accessible for all. If you have a disability, we know that it may be helpful for us to adjust our process to make it equitable for your individual situation. If you would like to reach out to someone about your situation and our recruitment process, please email us at [email protected].