Technical Quality & QAQC Specialist - Geochemistry | Iron Ore - Perth CBD


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

The Geoscience team within Western Australian Iron Ore (WAIO) is responsible for ensuring the quality of all geochemical sampling and assays, from the long-term strategic exploration drill programs through to short-term grade control sampling, where WAIO uses advanced downhole assay tools. We are seeking a Technical Quality & QAQC Specialist who is passionate about quality and driven to improve processes and systems. You will join our Geochemistry and Geophysics team and will be the key point of contact with our internal and external laboratories and drilling contractors. You will be responsible for monitoring and communicating key quality metrics on a weekly, monthly, and quarterly basis and ensure geochemical sampling and assaying is maintained to a high standard. You will work with the team to drive improvements across all geochemical sampling horizons from Strategic, Tactical and Grade Control sampling.

Key responsibilities:

  • Ensure geochemical data collected in Geoscience work programs satisfies required technical quality standards.
  • Reporting of Quality Assurance and Quality Control (QAQC) results for Resource Estimation in compliance with JORC and SEC requirements.
  • Drive improvement projects aimed at improving quality of sampling systems and processes.
  • Keep abreast of new sampling, preparation and analytical technologies, practices, and standards.
  • Training and mentoring geologists and laboratory operators on sampling and analytical techniques.

About You

You will have strong analytical skills, be very proactive, and driven to improve processes and systems. Stakeholder engagement skills are essential allowing you to build relationships and to communicate technical and quality outcomes.

  • Tertiary qualifications in geoscience or chemistry.
  • Previous experience working in or with laboratories and knowledge of laboratory quality control systems and processes.
  • Exposure to drilling and geochemical sampling processes would be advantageous.
  • Computer literacy and exposure to data analytics tools such as PowerBI, Spotfire, ioGAS etc.

You will have a passion for quality control and assurance, problem solving and driving improvement initiatives.

The role has the potential for job sharing and this role is well suited to a flexible work arrangement, including working from home. Visits to site and internal and external laboratories will be required on a semi-regular basis.

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.

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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