Blast Crew | Area C | 2:1 FIFO Roster


Location: Western Australia

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 the Role

  • Permanent opportunity
  • 2 weeks on / 1 week off & Flex rosters available, FIFO from Perth.

The Mining Area C hub, located approximately 130 km by road north-west of the town of Newman. This project has potential to become one of the largest standalone iron ore processing centres in the world, within reach of several billion tonnes of high-grade ore.
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 unique BHP employee share program.

We are currently seeking experienced Drill and Blast Technicians to join our Drill & Blast team. As an experienced Drill & Blast Technician, you will safely execute the different tasks undertaken by the technician on a daily basis, safe handling of explosives, safe and productive operation of a drill rig.

Our Production Technicians are exposed to all facets of drill & blast activities with a large variety of physical tasks.

About You

To be successful for this role, you will be a meticulous operator and committed team player with a strong emphasis on safety and a mindset that promotes a culture of zero harm.
As the successful candidate, you will possess the following:

  • C Class Drivers Licence is required, however a Heavy Rigid (HR) licence will be considered highly advantageous
  • WA Dangerous Goods Security Card
  • Experience in large scale open pit equipment operation
  • Have a working knowledge of Mine Safety & Inspection Act & Regulations
  • Demonstrated commitment to continuous improvement

Desirable but not Essential:

  • WA Shotfiring Licence (Shotfirer’s)
  • Experience in D65 Epiroc Rigs
  • Experience in Pit Viper 271 Rigs
  • Experience with electronic firing systems experience preferred

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

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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