Metallurgist Processing Planning & Technical | Nickel West | 7:7 FIFO


Location: Esperance

Job Type: Not Specified


About BHP

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About the Role

We are currently looking for a Metallurgist Processing Planning and Technical role within our Metallurgy Department to carry out metallurgical accounting and short to medium term planning. This role comes with an opportunity to contribute to an environment where safety is a priority, integrity is expected, you have the opportunity to learn, develop and make things happen.

In this role you will be a member of a close-knit team, responsible for providing direct feedback to Mining and Processing teams for production plans. The role is based in Mt Keith on a 7/7 roster, flying out of Perth.

Reporting to the Production Planning Lead, duties include:

  • Metallurgical accounting across daily, weekly and monthly timeframes
  • Rolling Weekly planning and coordinating the alignment of Monthly planning horizons
  • Provision of technical support to the Processing team
  • Achievement of safety, environmental and technical goals

About You

You must be a self-motivated and organised person who works well within a team environment, demonstrates a high level of communication and interpersonal skills, along with strong problem solving and analytical ability.

The following attributes will be well regarded:

  • Previous experience in operational role within processing plant and/or metallurgical accounting and planning will be highly regarded
  • Computer literacy particularly Microsoft Office suite also highly regarded
  • Ability to communicate and work effectively with operational teams


Nickel West Mt Keith is located 460 kilometres north of Kalgoorlie in the Northern Goldfields. Nickel West Mt Keith is a surface mining operation with multiple open pits and a concentrator plant. The operation is surrounded by pastoral stations, with the nearest townships being Leinster and Wiluna. There’s plenty to keep you entertained in the Mt Keith Village. Take the heat off the day and head to the pool – or join in any number of social activities. Employees commute to and from Perth on a fly in / fly out roster.

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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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