Rail Network Maintenance Traineeship 2023 | Port Hedland | Residential & FIFO


Location: Port Hedland

Job Type: Full time


About Us

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

We are offering a number of exciting Maintenance Traineeship opportunities within our Rail Network in Port Hedland. The program is designed to develop cultured, engaged, highly skilled and work ready trainees, providing you with nationally recognized qualifications upon successful completion. You will be provided with industry-leading training and mentoring by some of BHP's talented workforce. You will also experience first-rate working conditions with a focus on safety, quality and teamwork.

The traineeship will take you through the Rail Network Maintenance teams that maintain the track, and involve everything from cutting and replacing rail to measuring track geometry and checking data sets.

Successful candidates will start their training on a 5/2 4/3 roster, then move to an 8/6 day shift only roster when operational. (Subject to change with operational requirements). The roles are either offered FIFO from Perth or Residential if you are already based in Port Hedland.

We will take your experience from other industries and help you apply it to mining, Why not You? Why not now? Hear from some of our current employees - BHP Values Your Experience

What can BHP Iron Ore offer you?

  • A two year intensive Traineeship with the industry leader;
  • Nationally accredited Certificate II in Rail infrastructure maintenance.
  • Specialised training;
  • Competitive remuneration package;
  • Long term employment opportunities;
  • Mentoring and guidance; and
  • Full uniforms and PPE

Eligibility Criteria:

Applicants wishing to apply for the Maintenance Traineeship program must meet the following criteria;-

  • Hold a current and valid WA "C" class Manual driver’s license
  • Strong commitment to your own wellbeing and the wellbeing of others
  • Demonstrate effective communication skills both written and verbal
  • Proven attendance record (recent school or employment history)
  • A high commitment to safety systems and procedures
  • Enthusiasm to learn and motivation to succeed
  • Demonstrate basic administrative and/or computing skills.

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.

BHP also requires employees in Australia to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our people (from the 31st of January 2022 or earlier depending on relevant state health directives). If you are applying for a role at BHP please consider this new requirement when submitting your application. BHP will also adhere to any relevant health directives that may be made that affects our workforce. For further information please see our website (LINK)

Supporting a diverse workforce

At BHP, we recognize 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. Some of our benefits include flexible working options; a generous paid parental leave policy; other extended leave entitlements and parent rooms.

If you would like to be part of a diverse team where you are encouraged to explore your potential and stretch your capabilities in one of the world's most exciting industries, we invite you to apply. All applicants are required to complete an online psychometric assessment as part of the recruitment process. No late applications will be accepted.

To submit your application click on the "Apply" button

  • No late applications will be accepted.
  • We reserve the right to commence recruitment proceedings immediately.
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