Specialist Analyst & Improvement | Nickel West | FIFO


Location: Esperance

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.

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About Nickel West

Nickel West is a fully integrated mine-to-market business. Our culture is rich with technical know-how, highly efficient and focused on innovation. The business employs over 2500 people from five operations across Western Australia comprising of nickel underground and open-cut mines, concentrators, a smelter and a refinery. We also have plans to expand our operations with new mines in the northern Goldfields and a large nickel sulphate plant in Kwinana. A member of the BHP Group, Nickel West is undergoing an exciting business transformation to become a globally significant supplier of battery materials to the electric vehicle market. Nickel West will soon become the world’s largest producer of Nickel Sulphate, a key ingredient in lithium-ion batteries. As the world’s largest producer of nickel briquettes and nickel powder, Nickel West is leading the new-energy revolution in Western Australia.

About the Role

Reporting to Senior Data Scientist, you will have responsibility for analysing performance, determining how best to define, prioritise, plan and implement improvements that safely deliver the most value to the business. You will provide specialist advice to the department, execute analysis and benchmarking of Mining Production’s end-to-end performance, and identify and implement improvement initiatives that enable functional excellence. Your responsibilities will also include:

  • Ensure conformance with the BHP Charter, the BHP Group Level Documents, Code of Conduct and relevant statutory obligations.
  • Demonstrate an overriding commitment to health, safety, environment responsibility and sustainable development.
  • Understand the significant HSE risks which are apparent within the mining environment and ensure controls are implemented to mitigate the risk.
  • Take shared accountability for the performance of the team and ensure quality of tasks, services and advice provided to other operations
  • Support and encourage peers and other team members to build a safety orientated, high performance culture, with a strong focus on continuous improvement.
  • Investigate and identify process and equipment related productivity improvement opportunities as required by Superintendent Mining Standards.
  • Initiate & execute improvement activities for production execution improvements related to productivity uplifts or mining cost reduction
  • Prepare the inputs to inform the short and medium term production plan and monitors execution to verify compliance to plan.

About You

You will have:

  • A recognised Tertiary Degree in Mining Engineering, Science or similar.
  • Self-reliant contributor with distinctive proficiency in continuous improvement with a minimum experience of 2 years work experience in open cut mining environment
  • Strong communication, negotiation, influencing and relationship skills
  • Excellent analytical ability
  • Strong planning, prioritizing and organization skills
  • Demonstrated track record of continuous improvement
  • Sound computer skills with Microsoft office (Excel, Power point, Word, etc.).
  • Strong track record of project delivery
  • Experience in remote area work environment
  • Experience using Fleet Software (Minestar, surface manager, DAS experience) is advantageous
  • Experience using Business Objects or Power BI will be highly regarded

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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