Mining Engineer | Operations Services | BHP | Western Australia | 5/2/4/3


Location: Western Australia

Job Type: Not Specified


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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

In this role you will be responsible for providing planning and support to Production Superintendents, Using your solid mine planning skills and operational experience you will develop effective working relationships with the operational and planning teams and will ensure the efficient execution of short-term plans and schedules for a drill & blast and production environment.

The roster will be 5/2 & 4/3 FIFO.

Your key deliverables include:

  • Supporting the development of the Mine Short Range Forecast (SRF) and identifying improvement opportunities for increased performance and safety;

  • Identifying and recommending solutions around enabling activities to support the SRF compliance;

  • Analysing and reporting on weekly and monthly performance;

  • Supporting and identifying interactions in week +1 horizon to ensure delivery of SRF;

  • Defining performance trends and making recommendations for improvement;

  • Optimising D&B, dig and dump sequence to maximise productivity.

About Operations Services

Operations Services is providing permanent employment to a growing team of more than 3800 employees. OS is committed to increase employment opportunities for Australian regional communities by delivering stability and sustainability that is good for our people and good for the communities.

Operation Services (OS) employees work in an environment where safety is central to role and support is always at hand. You will work as part of a smaller team so you can expect to build good connections with your supervisors and peers. OS has a high performing culture and encourages continuous improvement and development.

About You

We are looking for an experienced candidate that has proven resource industry and site-based experience and leadership potential. You will be innovative with a bias to action, effectively influence others and have a strong ability to lead change.

Experience with business improvement methodologies such as BHP Operating Systems, and use of data management and analysis tools such as Spotfire or Corvus, would be highly beneficial. Relevant tertiary qualifications would be highly valued.

To be successful you will demonstrate the following:

  • Overriding commitment to safety;

  • Strong problem-solving skills with a collaborative approach to finding practical solutions;

  • Ability to engage with all levels of the business from frontline employees to senior management;

  • Ability to build and report on deployment statistics and performance;

  • Proficient use of production systems, MS Office suite and mining software, including Vulcan.

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.

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