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Control Systems Engineer I Lifestyle Roster I Perth


Location: Perth

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 the Supervisor Process Control within the Technical Function (Technology), this role provides 24 x 7 first response process control support for breakdowns and investigations in our Fixed Plant assets across Mines and Port, to ensure IROC Controllers operate equipment in the safest and most efficient manner; Implements improvement projects to achieve safer and more reliable process control thereby maintaining and improving process efficiencies, in line with our business plan.

Duties will include:

  • Demonstrate an overriding commitment to health, safety, environment responsibility and sustainable development.
  • Provide control systems support to breakdowns and production critical issues.
  • Investigate and identify the root cause of related downtime caused by the control systems and identify and execute solutions to prevent repeat events from occurring.
  • Initiate and implement improvement projects to resolve bottlenecks through optimisation of plant performance.
  • Execute PLC/SCADA logic and graphics changes.
  • Contribute to maintaining and optimising alarms on the control systems.
  • Execute control systems design and commissioning for plant modifications and new equipment installation.

This position will work on our Lifestyle Roster, working a pattern of days and nights, with a block of days off at the end of each swing.

Employees on this roster enjoy two full weekends off out of four and will align to the following shift rotation: 2D2N5X, 2D3N4X, 3D2N5X. Shifts are 12.5 hours, including handover, and you will benefit from additional shift allowances, as part of your remuneration package. As an added benefit, those on a Lifestyle Roster will also enjoy an additional week of annual leave per year.

About You

As the preferred candidate, you will have a trade certificate or tertiary qualification in Electrical Engineering, Control Systems Engineering, Instrumentation or similar discipline, with a minimum of 3 years relevant post-qualification experience. Ideally, you will have worked in large scale bulk handling operations, encompassing crushing, screening, stacking, reclaiming, automated train loading and unloading, and ship loading operations in the past, though not essential. You will have substantial PLC and SCADA experience (preferably Allen Bradley PLCs and Citect SCADA), though GE, Schneider or similar equivalents will be acceptable.

As the successful candidate, you will be highly organised and possess excellent analytical and problem-solving skills (including root-cause analysis) with the ability to prioritise effectively in a high-pressure environment. You are likely to have some field network experience (DeviceNet, ControlNet, EthernetIP, Profibus, Profinet, Modbus) and be familiar with sensors and actuators (variable speed drives and analogue and discrete sensors). Professional certifications in ISA or TUV will be well regarded, as will CPEng status but not mandatory. Familiarity with programming (FBD, LD, ST, SFC, batch, SPC, PID, defensive) is advantageous, as is experience supporting or implementing continuous improvement initiatives.

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.