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Supervisor Production | Caval Ridge


Location: Bowen

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.

Caval Ridge Mine is owned and operated by BMA and is a large scale open cut coal operation, producing more than 10Mtpa of hard coking coal as a complex along with Peak Downs Mine. Caval Ridge has an opportunity for Pump Crew Supervisors to join our team, based in the Production Coal Department.

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About the Role

As a crucial part of our mining production team, you will utilise your superior people management, strong decision making skills and extensive mining experience to lead the pumping and dewatering team at our Caval Ridge Mine. Your main focus will be to provide a safe working environment that helps to enable the mine plan.

The roles are based at Caval Ridge Mine in Central Queensland working on a 7 days on 7 days off shift roster (Dayshift only).

Reporting to the Mine Services Superintendent, in this role you will:

  • Have an overriding commitment to health, safety, environment responsibility and sustainable development;
  • Build and maintain strong relationships with key production supervisors, coordinators and superintendents on site,
  • Safely execute pumping and dewatering activities including the management of people and equipment;
  • Lead, coach, motivate and mentor a crew of diverse multi-skilled operators into a high performing team;
  • Identify improvement opportunities and work collaboratively with other departments to ensure safety, efficiency and production is maximized.

About You

Your proven ability to motivate and manage teams is essential to your success in this role. Supervisory experience within a civil or mining environment is desirable, as is exposure to large pumping installations, open cut pit dewatering, water management and technical pumping theory.

You will utilise your ability to manage multiple conflicting priorities, strong decision-making skills and your ability to stay calm under pressure in order to achieve the best outcome for your crew and production.

You will also be a performance and achievement oriented professional, who is motivated by exceeding expectations and able to use your relationship building and negotiation skills in order to influence others and hold them to account.

In addition the ideal candidate will have the following:

  • 5 Years open cut experience with pumping water
  • Poly welding qualifications and experience will be highly regarded
  • Experience in a Leadership role in the mining sector

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.