Auto Electrician | Nickel West | Surface & Underground - Your choice | 7:7 & 2:1


Location: Western Australia

Job Type: Full time


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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 are currently seeking highly skilled Auto Electricians to join our mobile maintenance team either Surface (Mt Keith) or Underground (Cliffs, Leinster). The successful individuals will report to the Maintenance Supervisor and will demonstrate the following:

  • Auto Electrical diagnostic process and experience in repairing of Mobile Plant Equipment (CAT, Liebherr, Epiroc & Komatsu - desirable);
  • Experience on both trucks and ancillary equipment (desirable)
  • Commitment to BHP Charter, health, safety focus, environment and sustainable development

About Nickel West

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.

We offer the opportunity to work with modern-fleet and equipment with the right tools to do your job. Passionate people, excellent facilities, a safety-first culture and a prosperous time to join Nickel West.

Nickle West comprises three sites; Mt Keith (surface), Leinster and Cliffs (both underground)

Mt Keith | Surface | 7:7 or 2:1 | FIFO

Mt Keith is a thriving large open pit site, mined for low-grade disseminated sulphide ore and expanding in both size and innovation. Mt Keith is a social camp with excellent facilities & social events known for quality food. This site offers an option for either 2:1 or 7:7 rotating day/night rosters.

Leinster & Cliffs | Underground | 7:7 | FIFO or Residential

Leinster & Cliffs are both underground mines producing our highest-grade nickel suphide ore, the key ingredient for the highest-grade batteries for the electric car market. Both sites offer a 7:7 rotating day/night roster.

Whilst Cliffs is an underground mine, the site presents with a surface workshop for those looking for an alternation of work on surface and underground. A close-knit team of experienced tradesman bring a wealth of knowledge to this site where the team are like family. Additionally Cliffs staff enjoy all the benefits of the Mt Keith camp, adding to the social atmosphere.

Leinster mine offers a recently upgraded world-class state-of-the-art underground workshop with two pits, automated truck wash, crane and an air-conditioned tool centre boasting 6000 tool hooks and a Milwaukee tool centre as well as all the modern fleet and equipment unique to the Australian mining industry which is without question a site to behold for those working underground. Management provide all staff hand-on development and career pathways at Leinster for those who are wishing to develop their career beyond their current role or skill-set.

The Leinster township provides services to Leinster staff offering all the modern conveniences beyond the eateries including swimming pool, health and fitness centre, race-course and an 18 hole golf course. Leinster also offers a residential option with all the benefits of housing provisions with significantly reduced rent, paid relocation and reduced power and utilities for those who may wish to consider this option.

To learn more about Nickel West: Search: BHP Nickel West

About You

As the successful candidate, you will possess the following:

  • Auto Electrician Trade (Australian recognised);
  • Current manual driver licence
  • Experience as an Auto Electrician in a mining environment (desirable)
  • Strong diagnostic process and a methodical way of working
  • Demonstrated computer literacy
  • Sound communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Ability to work well within a team to achieve outcomes

What is on offer?

  • Modern fleet & equipment
  • Quality, new parts
  • On-site career training and development
  • Exposure to new equipment/machinery
  • Safety always culture
  • Flexible working culture
  • Family atmosphere
  • Excellent facilities including our workshops
  • Highly competitive salary/uplifts
  • Annual bonus scheme
  • Generous share match scheme
  • Novated leasing
  • A broad range of discounts through our employee benefits package
  • Ongoing support for you and your family through our Employee Assistant Program
  • An opportunity to supercharge your career by working on world class projects
  • Further on-going career development across our BHP assets to ensure your career with us is endless

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 affect our workforce. For further information, please see our website LINK

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 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 encourage applications from all qualified applicants regardless of race, colour, sex, national origin, age, religion, people with disabilities, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, citizenship, genetic information, or other protected status under federal, state, or local laws.

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.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, and sex, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, citizenship, genetic information or other protected status under federal, state, or local laws.

BHP is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disability

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