Manager Production Mt Arthur Coal | NSWEC | Muswellbrook | Residential


Location: New South Wales

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 Mt Arthur Coal

New South Wales Energy Coal consists of the Mt Arthur Coal open-cut energy coal mine in the Hunter Valley region of New South Wales, Australia. The site produces coal for international customers in the energy sector. The mobile mining fleet consists of 70 dump trucks which are loaded by electric rope shovels and hydraulic excavators, and supported by a variety of ancillary equipment.

About the Role

As the Production Manager role at NSWEC’s Mt Arthur Mine you will be a key member of our leadership team with the largest operational portfolio.

Following BHP’s closure announcement of Mt Arthur, the asset continues to work through our ‘path to 2030’ with tight integration between our BAU operations and the Transition Project. Our priority will continue to be safe and sustainable operations, our people, and positively impacting the communities that we operate in, here in the Hunter Valley.

This residential opportunity presents a unique and challenging environment to lead a large team through an important phase of this operations’ history, by achieving safe and sustainable production, sustaining high performance levels, and leading our people through a critical phase as the BHP portfolio strategy continues to progress.

In this role you will:

  • Establish a culture of care by being a visible safety leader, whilst being well versed in engaging, developing, and coaching business wide site leaders
  • Review the risk profile for the Production teams - ensuring and verifying material risk controls are appropriately designed, deployed and effective
  • Sets consistent expectations, ways of working and execution of production processes to enable compliance to plan and performance
  • Identify, build, and develop production talent and capability across the team to ensure best in class talent retention and development
  • Be accountable for delivering safe, stable, and reliable operations for the Production department which includes drill and blast, haulage (dispatch teams), mine services, training execution teams and operational crews
  • Have accountability for delivering short, medium and long-term objectives and key performance measures across health & safety and production
  • Be responsible for full departmental cost control through effective management of people, resources and assets
  • Be one of the key business representatives in dealing with coal labour unions
  • Ensure effective navigation of the functional models and skilled and driving collaborative outcomes with integrated teams

About You

  • Tertiary qualified with previous mining production experience
  • Highly proficient in translating and executing long and medium-term plans and driving execution performance through multiple production teams,
  • Highly capable problem solver who demonstrates thought leadership and informed judgement,
  • Highly resilient team member who can empower teams to thrive in ambiguity
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills are required to support cross-departmental engagement and effective communication throughout multiple levels of the business
  • Positively re-enforcing team member who thrives in working in a fast paced and dynamic environment
  • Planned and organised with high attention to detail
  • Proven in empowering teams to make effective decisions aligned to the asset’s strategic direction
  • Foundational leadership experience and engagement of teams that support high quality and engaged delivery
  • Experience implementing continuous improvement strategies with financial and commercial acumen

How to Apply

Please apply online before 4 December 2022

You may be requested to complete a short video assessment as part of your application.

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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