Superintendent Maintenance Execution | Port Hedland | 5:2 | Residential


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

Reporting to Manager Port Maintenance, the purpose of this role is to provide leadership and direction in the maintenance of production plant and equipment (including Car Dumping, Screening, Stockyard and Ship Loading) overseeing compliance to the weekly and shutdown work schedules, work instructions and defined processes to achieve optimal maintenance and operational outcomes.

The core focus of this position will be to lead and promote the continuous improvement efforts of our operation in creating value and driving sustainable outcomes. This is a fantastic opportunity to utilise and continue to develop your leadership experience acquired across industries in your career.

You need to be able to utilise your superior leadership and influencing skills to motivate others to deliver and implement a high level of performance and efficiency.

The role will be based at Port Hedland on Residential basis on 5/2 roster, offering flexible work options.

In this role you will:

  • Demonstrate an overriding commitment to health, safety, environmental responsibility and sustainable development
  • Lead Fixed Plant Shutdown teams and promote operating discipline related to the 1SAP work management processes
  • Focus on identification & prioritisation of projects which provide the greatest value
  • Lead and Coordinate the Production Maintenance Planning standards & processes
  • Identify Production Maintenance Planning improvement initiatives
  • Lead and direct the work for the planning team to ensure that safe & accurate plans & schedules are in place enabling operations to achieve forecast production
  • Ensure execution of maintenance activities in line with the weekly and shutdown schedules and minimise any unscheduled work requirements
  • Prepare business cases as required to support the successful implementation of the maintenance plan
  • Develop budgets and forecasts for Fixed Plant Maintenance area and assist with the creation of overall department budget by reviewing the existing Work Plans and standalone Task Lists

About You

With experience leading large teams and able to balance a tactical and strategic mindset, you will also ideally hold a qualification or a Degree in a relevant maintenance, engineering or technical discipline. Experience in manufacturing, heavy industry or mining environment preferred, however is not a pre-requisite for success. Experience in Continuous Improvement within the manufacturing or mining industries will be highly advantageous.

Technical understanding of, or experience with fixed plant or mobile equipment including dumper, stackers, loaders, graders will be regarded well, however is not essential.

You will utilise your strategic and analytical mind, as well as your excellent business acumen to lead our team in delivering superior results.

You will also be a performance and achievement oriented professional, who is motivated by exceeding expectations and able to use your relationship building and influencing skills in order to deliver positive business outcomes.


In this residential role you will be based in the coastal town of Port Hedland, Western Australia. Port Hedland is home to our port and rail operations and is the largest regional centre in North West Australia. The 20,000-strong population enjoys well-established education services, entertainment, shopping and medical facilities.

The excellent sporting and leisure facilities include; a new aquatic centre, sports stadium and water play park. Its beaches and mangroves are home to an abundance of fish and other wildlife. Within driving distance are the spectacular Broome, Karratha and Karijini National Park.

How to Apply

Please apply online before 11 February 2023.

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

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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