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Supervisor Drill & Blast | South Flank


Location: Western Australia

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 the Role

South Flank is BHP’s newest iron ore mine, and the biggest in 50 years. It expands existing infrastructure at Mining Area C, adding 80 Mtpa of new crushing and screening capacity, an extensive overland conveyor system, expanded stockyards and new train loading facilities to form the Pilbara’s biggest hub. Its brand new mining fleet is the biggest and best in class, and is being progressively converted to autonomous operation, in line with South Flank’s future-facing design.

To hear from our South Flank Team, about why they choose to work at South Flank (click here)

South Flank has now transitioned from its previous 2/1 roster to a 8/6/7/7, 12-hour day/night FIFO roster, allowing you more time to enjoy doing what you love. If you are moving from a 2/1 roster, this means an average of 43 more days at home – including every other weekend off!

This is an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated, dynamic leader to be part of something big - to work in an innovative team, with evolving technology, and playing a pivotal role in creating in our mine.

As the Drill & Blast Supervisor, you will be leading a team of drill & blast personnel as well as plan the forthcoming drill & blast activities. This position plays a pivotal key role in ensuring South Flanks’ daily and weekly production targets are met and the statutory and company audit schedules are maintained. This role will also have a heavy emphasis on ensuring all working standards are compliant and take a proactive stance on continuous improvement initiatives.

You will also be required to lead a team of Drill & Blast personal while effectively run prestart meetings, allocate daily tasks, work closely with various stakeholders in the business, demonstrate a safety orientation mindset, and assist in identifying and implementing initiatives that contribute to current and potential value to the business.

About You

The ideal candidate will have the ability to lead positive change and support continued development. As a leader you will have an absolute commitment to working safely, complying with all site safety standards, mine working procedures and ensure a safe and environmentally healthy workplace. This includes leading and coaching operators in best operating practice, ensuring safety and working standards are maintained to such an extent that work may be stopped if standards are not met.

As the Supervisor, you will have a proven track record in leading a Drilling & Blast team on a large-scale open cut mining operation. By utilising your excellent relationship building and influencing skills alongside your strong technical expertise across blasting and drilling activities, you will be able to coach and mentor your team to support a strong safety culture whilst achieving high performance.

Your scheduling capabilities, knowledge of the Mine Safety & Inspection Act & Regulations in conjunction with your impressive safety record will enable you to success in this job. For this particular role, it is essential to hold a valid Dangerous Goods Security Card. A WA Shot Firer's license is highly recommended, as is previous experience with electronic detonation systems. A Minimum of C class driver’s licence is required.

If you are an outcome focused, energetic leader who is passionate about safety and have the ability to build great relationships within teams, then you will be an ideal candidate to be part of our team.

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.