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Specialist Improvement | Operations Services | Goonyella


Location: Bowen

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 Operations Services

BHP Operations Services delivers industry leading mining services across BHP operations Australia-wide with specialist capabilities in load and haul, fixed plant maintenance and mobile maintenance. BHP Operations Services has a strong focus on people capability and culture. Our people are our greatest asset and are at the centre of everything that we do. We focus on high performance safety and productivity through our people. With world-class training that is unmatched in the industry and the opportunity to advance your career across locations and commodities, join the team and make your place in BHP.

About the Role

In this role you will be reporting to the Operations Services (OS) Production Manager and responsible for providing support and guidance on production and improvement opportunities utilising standardised work in our operations. Using your solid mine planning skills and operational experience you will monitor production performance and identify and coordinate continuous improvement initiatives. You will work closely with OS Production Engineers and develop effective working relationships with the site operational and planning teams to ensure the efficient execution of short-term plans and schedules in an autonomous haulage environment.

The roster will be 4/3 with the option of DIDO/FIFO.

Your key deliverables include, but are not limited to:

  • Monitor and review the Production team's performance, establishing benchmarks, defining trends, identifying and implementing continuous improvement initiatives supporting business priorities;

  • Apply problem-solving techniques and root-cause analysis to enable continuous improvement by eliminating waste, hazards and variability;

  • Analysing and reporting on daily, weekly and monthly performance;

  • Diagnose, plan, develop and deliver Standardised Work packages for our Production operations. Monitor, report and perform lessons learnt post implementation;

  • Foster positive & productive working relationships and team culture

  • Lead and support continuous improvement opportunities

Experience with business improvement methodologies such as Six Sigma, BOS or Lean Manufacturing, and use of data management and analysis tools would be highly beneficial.

About You

We are looking for an experienced candidate that has proven resource industry and site-based experience and leadership potential. You will be innovative with a bias to action, effectively influence others and have a strong ability to lead change.

Experience with business improvement methodologies such as BOS, Six Sigma or Lean Manufacturing, and use of data management and analysis tools such as Spotfire or Corvus, would be highly beneficial. Relevant tertiary qualifications would be highly valued.

To be successful you will demonstrate the following:

  • Overriding commitment to safety;

  • Strong problem-solving skills with a collaborative approach to finding practical solutions;

  • Ability to engage with all levels of the business from frontline employees to senior management;

  • Project Management and/or engineering experience is preferred, not essential

  • Effectively identifying ways to eliminate hazards, waste and variability

  • Proficient use of production systems, MS Office suite and mining software, including Vulcan, Deswick, Spry.

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.