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Supervisor Improvement Projects | Nickel West | Leinster | FIFO | 7D7X


Location: Esperance

Job Type: Not Specified


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 2500 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 energise our future.

About the Role

The purpose of this role to provide leadership support to NiW Asset Integrity team to improved delivery and performance.

Reporting to the Leinster Asset Integrity Superintendent, this is an ideal role for a motivated and passionate individual to progress your career within mineral processing and be part of improving and upgrading the Leinster operations.

Key projects and initiatives this role will lead, or support include:

  • Implementation and scoping of minor capital improvement programs.
  • Supporting site to execute continuous improvement initiatives.
  • Leading key productivity improvement projects for site.

This opportunity allows for the development of experience across all aspect of the Concentrator operation with support by experience teams and well-developed processes.Leads a team focussed on the management and delivery of maintenance execution activities (eg maintaining plant, equipment, processes and/or infrastructure). Leads others to ensure safety, productivity and engagement.

About You

To be successful in this role you will have a background in mine processing and or maintenance combined with genuine passion for continuous improvement, are results focused with a demonstrated track record working with others to achieve successful business outcomes.

In addition, we are ideally looking for the following skills and experience:

  • A passion for leadership and development of both technical and production teams in an operating environment.
  • A consistent focus on safety and production through leading and coaching.
  • The ability to work autonomously to develop and implement programs/projects which may also be across multiple work groups across the concentrator.
  • Previous exposure to operations such as Mineral Processing, Refining, Maintenance or similar.
  • The ability to collaborate and build positive business partnerships.


In this full-time permanent position, you will be based at Leinster on either Fly-in, Fly-out from Perth or Residential with housing provided and working on 7 days on, 7 days off.

Leinster is located in the northern region of the Goldfields. The Leinster Village and Township offer a unique lifestyle with all the modern conveniences – an Olympic size swimming pool, health, and fitness center, race-course, and even an 18 hole golf course. Employees commute to and from Perth on a fly-in / fly-out roster or have the option to live residentially in Leinster.

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Reference Number – 59727

  • This opportunity is currently only open to candidates with the right to work in Australia.
  • We reserve the right to commence recruitment proceedings immediately.
  • You may be requested to complete a video assessment as part of the initial recruitment process. Video assessment is only applied to external applicant.
  • Application closes on Tuesday, 4th October 2022. While Virtual Assessment closes on Thursday, 6th October 2022 (not applicable for BHP Internal applicants). Please note late applications will not be accepted.

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.