High Voltage Electricians | Port Hedland | FIFO or Residential


Location: Port Hedland

Job Type: Full time


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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 Port

At the end of our West Australian Iron Ore supply chain, the Port team are critical in ensuring our assets are empowered to deliver exceptional performance. Whether deploying innovative new technologies or challenging what good looks like, we support our people to learn new skills and reach their full potential.

With people at the centre of our mission to improve port every day, we are on an exciting journey to improve safety, our contribution to the local community and productivity.

Challenge yourself, and come be a part of this success!

About the Role

We are currently looking for Permanent HV Electricians at our Western Australia Iron Ore Mine Sites. Reporting to the Electrical Supervisor the role will require the safe operation of the BHP Port Hedland transmission and distribution systems for high and low voltage. Role will include the maintenance, testing, commissioning and breakdown recovery of all parts of BHP Port transmission and distribution systems.

Duties include:

  • Plant Maintenance and testing of switchgear, cabling and transformers
  • Protection relay secondary injection and protection scheme testing
  • HV Installation & Commissioning
  • Perform routine maintenance & breakdowns on open cut heavy mining equipment
  • Fault-finding and diagnosing
  • Raising notifications and work orders
  • Preparing and executing high voltage switching programs and isolations
  • Ensure all procedures are followed to maintain safety standards
  • Contribute to ongoing team and self-development

About You

As the successful candidate, you will possess the following:

  • Current WA Electrical Licence
  • High Voltage Switched Ticket
  • High Risk Licence (EWP, Confined Space, Forklift, Dogging and Rigging)
  • Proven experience in PLC systems and control communication systems
  • The ability to work to tight deadlines
  • Previous experience in high voltage electrical maintenance in mining, industrial or utilities sectors
  • Demonstrated fault-finding and diagnostic experience
  • A strong commitment to safety

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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