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Maintenance Associate (Locomotives) | Port Hedland | Residential


Location: Western Australia

Job Type: Not Specified


Be brave, not perfect.
- Reshma Saujani

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 looking for Maintenance Associates to join our team in Port Hedland. This is a residential role offering an 8/8 roster; 4 days, 4 Nights, 8 days off.

Reporting to the Supervisor Locomotive Overhaul Shop, you will be responsible for assisting a team of BHP employees and contractors, working towards improving and maintaining the reliability and availability of the locomotive fleet.

Responsibilities include:

  • Maintaining standardised work processes and driving standardised work improvements in locomotive maintenance
  • Contributing to continuous improvement in locomotive maintenance
  • Contribute to high fleet availability through routine maintenance, focused on quality work and a defect elimination mindset
  • Assist Locomotive Maintainers with routine preventative maintenance
  • An overriding commitment to Health, Safety and Environment within Rail
  • Adherence to Work Management principles and discipline
  • Strong commitment to the field leadership

About You

As the successful applicant, you will ideally possess the following:

  • Experience in mining, heavy industry or locomotive industry is desirable but not essential
  • Willing to upskill into an apprenticeship in the future
  • Hold a valid and unrestricted Australia ‘C’ Class Licence
  • Ability to work autonomously to meet deadlines
  • Experience in Microsoft Office Applications is desirable
  • Experience in 1SAP Work Management is desirable but not essential
  • Experience in managing risk e.g. JHA’s, Take 5‘s
  • An energetic and enthusiastic approach to work, with a drive to develop and learn
  • Ability to problem solve and react to unplanned situations in a controlled manner
  • Strong safety skills and history of field leadership participation
  • A teamwork mentality to achieve results
  • Strong verbal and written communication 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.

To ensure the safety and wellbeing of our people, BHP requires employees in Australia to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 in line with BHP’s Covid Policy and any relevant State health directives. If you are applying for a role at BHP please consider this requirement when submitting your application. BHP will also adhere to any relevant health directives that may be made that affects our workforce.

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.