Various Opportunities | Maintenance Technicians | Kalgoorlie & Kambalda

Date:  24-Nov-2021
Job Posting End Date:  31-Dec-2021;08:29:59GMT
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Job State/Province:  Western Australia
Job Location/Region:  Kalgoorlie, Goldfields and Esperance

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.


The three streams of nickel concentrate from Mt Keith, Leinster & Cliffs sites come together at the Nickel West Kalgoorlie smelter, a vital part of our integrated business. The smelter uses a flash furnace to smelt concentrate to produce nickel matte. Nickel West Kwinana then refines granulated nickel matte from the Kalgoorlie smelter into premium-grade nickel powder and briquettes containing 99.8 per cent nickel. Nickel matte and metal are exported to overseas markets via the Port of Fremantle. Over 75% of BHP’s nickel is now sold to global battery material suppliers. 


About the role


We are seeking applications from qualified candidates for a number of Maintenance Technician vacancies.  Working within an experienced Maintenance team you will be carrying out preventive, general maintenance and repair work.


At present we have multiple opportunities available for a range of qualified Maintenance Technicians including:

•    Mechanical Fitters (Fixed Plant)
•    Boilermakers
•    Electricians



In this role you will:

•    Inspect, diagnose, service and repair a wide range of plant and equipment
•    Overhaul and installation of equipment
•    Utilise computerised maintenance management systems
•    Maintain a high level of housekeeping in the workshops
•    Undertake training and upskilling as required


These roles are for candidates currently residing in the Kalgoorlie region or interested in relocating and offer a Family friendly 5/2 roster (Monday - Friday).


Kalgoorlie is the largest inland city in Western Australia and due to its central location is positioned at the heart of the Goldfields as a vibrant mining town and a major gateway to the Eastern States. The City of Kalgoorlie/Boulder offers modern shopping facilities including big brand and local independent retailers, 4wd & cycle tracks, plenty of parks and playgrounds and schooling for all ages up to high school.  There are contemporary housing options for all budgets.  


To get a closer look at our Nickel West operations CLICK HERE



About you

•    Relevant Australian recognised Trade Qualification (essential)
•    Previous experience working in operational maintenance (preferred but not essential)
•    Computer literacy and experience in 1SAP or similar applications
•    Current full WA Drivers Licence (or ability to obtain one)
•    Flexible, team-orientated approach with proactive communications skills


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 www.bhp.com