Underground Heavy Diesel Fitter | Leinster | FIFO

Date:  21 Nov 2023
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Job State/Province:  Western Australia
Job Location/Region:  Kalgoorlie, Goldfields and Esperance

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 Nickel West


Nickel West is a fully integrated mine-to-market business. Our culture is rich with technical know-how, highly efficient and focused on innovation. The business employs over 2,500 people from five operations across Western Australia comprising of nickel underground and open-cut mines, concentrators, a smelter and a refinery. We also have plans to expand our operations with new mines in the northern Goldfields and a large nickel sulphate plant in Kwinana.


A member of the BHP Group, Nickel West is undergoing an exciting business transformation to become a globally significant supplier of battery materials to the electric vehicle market. Nickel West will soon become the world’s largest producer of Nickel Sulphate, a key ingredient in lithium-ion batteries. As the world’s largest producer of nickel briquettes and nickel powder, Nickel West is leading the new-energy revolution in Western Australia. 


Nickel West has an exciting future ahead. We invite you to join us at Nickel West as we seek to energize our future. 


About the Role

Working in the Mechanical Maintenance Workshop, you will be responsible for preventative and breakdown maintenance of all mobile plant equipment by running diagnostic testing and servicing diesel engine vehicles.  Your duties will include oil changes, testing engine safety, part upgrades, troubleshooting breakdowns, performing preventative maintenance, and repairing faults.  Team members are expected to demonstrate a focus on safety, achievement, and team engagement in all aspects of their work. Opportunities to step up in a supervisory capacity and work with a friendly and engaging crew.

To find out more about working underground and to meet some of our team at Nickel West,
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About Leinster 

Leinster is located 375 kilometres north of Kalgoorlie in Western Australia.  The operation sources nickel ore from the Perseverance Underground Mine and Cliffs Underground Mine before crushing and processing to produce a concentrate.  The Leinster Village and Township offer a unique lifestyle with all the modern conveniences – an Olympic size swimming pool, health and fitness centre, race-course and even an 18 hole golf course. 


About You

•    Trade Qualified Heavy Duty Diesel Mechanic
•    Previous history working on underground equipment such as Caterpillar loaders, Epiroc trucks, Sandvik drill rigs, and Normet equipment is preferred
•    Equipment manufacturer experience highly regarded
•    Hydraulic fault-finding experience would be advantageous
•    Computer literacy and/or experience in 1SAP
•    Experience in an underground mining operations environment is essential
•    A current "C" Class driver’s license or national equivalent
•    Dogging, Rigging, and Forklift Licenses are desirable but not essential


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, 12% superannuation
•    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.

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]


We reserve the right to commence recruitment proceedings immediately

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