Specialist Improvement | Olympic Dam | Adelaide / Roxby Downs | 5D2X,4D3X


Location: Adelaide

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.

Our Operations

It’s an exciting time to be at Olympic Dam, we are accessing 70% of the orebody that hasn’t been touched in the first 25 years of operation, in one of Australia’s largest mines within a complex minerals processing operation.

Come and join BHP Olympic Dam, a safe, reliable, globally competitive business supported by motivated people. At Olympic Dam, we care that everyone goes home safe to do the things they love.

About the Role

Reporting to the Manager, Continuous Improvement, and working closely with the Principal Improvement, you will be an integral member of an empowered, high-performing team. Improvement Specialists play a pivotal role in driving continuous improvement across all aspects of Olympic Dam Mine – including safety, cost, culture and productivity to support surface and underground production activities.

This role will see you develop influential relationships with multiple functions and stakeholders. You will be required to work collaboratively within the Continuous Improvement Team, and across stakeholder groups, where you will enable the identification of safe and effective continuous improvement opportunities byrespectfullychallenging the status quo and others' thinking, beyond the known/familiar.

This position is based in Adelaide or Roxby Downs, routine site time at Olympic Dam is required.

In this role you will:

  • Collect and analyse qualitative data through research design and the facilitation of ideation/idea generation and synthesise data to generate and enhance insight.
  • Communicate narratives about the problem or idea at hand, using visual representations to engage and motivate the audience.
  • Source information and plans to conduct analysis in support of evidence-based decision making.
  • Determine the underlying cause of problems and evaluate multiple solutions to ensure a planned and structured approach to solving complex problems.
  • Plan and track the delivery of and manage projects to generate value and drive the achievement of project outcomes.
  • Identify, implement and evaluate the success of continuous improvement activities/initiatives to improve the safety, effectiveness and efficiency of BHP systems and processes.
  • Work within a high performing team demonstrating a culture of care.
  • Participate in field leadership activities to drive improvements within our safety culture.

About You

Ideally you have relevant tertiary qualifications, for example engineering, finance, data science, supported by significant mining, or related industry, experience which has enabled you to develop a deep understanding of the key value drivers which inform mine continuous improvement initiatives. You have a strong appreciation for the voice of your customer and pursuing operating perfection.

  • Skills in delivering projects.
  • Previous experience in a process improvement role is preferred.
  • Understanding or exposure to Theory of Constraints, Lean 6 sigma, and Process Control charts would be advantageous.
  • Effective stakeholder engagement and collaboration and problem-solving abilities.
  • Organisational skills for managing multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Demonstrated technical and commercial acumen with problem solving skills.
  • Excellent communication and influencing skills, including the ability to produce concise reports and presentations to senior managers.
  • Proven ability to influence and mentor others in HSEC principles and behaviours.

Reference Number – 59737

  • 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 Friday, 7th October 2022. While Virtual Assessment closes on Sunday, 9th 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.

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