Heavy Diesel Fitter - | Iron Ore | Area C | Field | FIFO | 2:1


Location: Newman

Job Type: Full time


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

As a candidate who enjoys working in a field environment of high safety and operational standard you will:

  • Conduct heavy vehicle field maintenance in all areas of mobile plant – Drills and Diggers.
  • Hold experience in Trucks and Field Work
  • Following specific maintenance programs and procedures and carrying out checks no equipment as required
  • Ensure accurate completion of technical documentation, reports and drawings as required.
  • Be comfortable in the use of computerised maintenance systems (SAP), including time confirmations, raising notifications and closing work orders
  • Take personal responsibility for helping the team achieve expected results by doing what is required and taking timely actions within the scope of competence without being supervised.
  • Contribute to the ongoing development, review and amendment of Quality Assurance documents as required
  • Undertake training on regular basis and provide support and coaching to work mates within the area of competence
  • Assist the maintenance supervisor with rescheduling of work, organising and coordinating resources, scoping of work and determining priorities when required.
  • Promote and consistently follow the standards and procedures designed to enable crews to work safely.

Identifying opportunities for continuous improvement and assist in the implementing of new initiatives in a constructive way.

About You

If you have worked or are new to a maintenance role you believe that your maintenance future could be in mining then we might have a relevant opportunity for you if you hold the following:

  • Australian recognised heavy diesel trade certificate with a minimum of 2 years post trade experience and 2 years’ experience in a relevant or equivalent role, with experience in a mining operation preferential
  • C Class drives licence (HR desirable)
  • Drill and Digger experience required on Epiroc, Liebherr and Cat
  • Desirable – Forklift licence, EWP, Working at heights, Dogman, confined space and CN (Non Slewing Crane)
  • Intermediate computer skills
  • Ability to work of schematic drawings
  • Exposure to FIFO or shift work
  • Strong presentation, communication and coaching skills and the ability to work closely in a team environment
  • Strong heavy vehicle field fitting maintenance competency with sound diagnostic abilities.
  • Proven commitment to look after your own wellbeing and the confidence to speak up when others put themselves in harm’s way.
  • Be focused on working collaboratively within your team to achieve results.


You will be based at our Area C Mine Site in the Pilbara region of Western Australia, on a fly-in fly-out, 2 weeks on 1 week off, 7 day shifts, 7 night shifts, 1 week off roster.

Our Area C mine is located approximately 100kms North West of Newman, Western Australia. The outstanding facilities at the FIFO village include; a fully equipped gym. Swimming pool, netted cricket pitch, tennis and basketball court, beach volleyball court and recreation room including a pool table, darts, table tennis, TV and DVD player. All rooms at the village have their own ensuite bathroom, television, refrigerator and air-conditioning.

For information on Area C visit Mining Area C | BHP or search "Mining Area C | BHP"

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.

BHP also requires employees in Australia to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our people (from the 31st of January 2022 or earlier depending on relevant state health directives). If you are applying for a role at BHP please consider this new requirement when submitting your application. BHP will also adhere to any relevant health directives that may be made that affects our workforce. For further information please see our website.

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.

Apply today to find out more about the opportunities on offer.

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