Boilermaker | Mobile Plant | Newman Residential


Location: Newman

Job Type: Full time


About BHP

At BHP we support our people to grow, learn, develop their skills and reach their potential.
With a global portfolio of businesses and commodities, 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 are enabled to reach their full potential, where they feel strongly connected to our values and objectives, and where the skills and abilities of our people are a key differentiator of our success.

Come and be a part of this success.

About the Role

We are currently looking for qualified boilermakers who have had extensive mining experience in either fixed plant or mobile maintenance. This is a residential role based in Newman, WA on even-time rosters for example 5 Days, 4 off, 4 nights, 5 off, 5 days, 5 off.

Your responsibilities will include but not limited to:

  • Ensure conformance with the BHP Charter, our Code of Conduct and relevant statutory obligations;
  • Overriding commitment to BHP Charter, health, safety, environment and sustainable development
  • Working within the team, you will be responsible for preventative and breakdown maintenance of all equipment. Team members are expected to demonstrate focus on safety, achievement and team engagement in all aspects of their work.
  • Ensuring dispatch and KPI reporting systems are kept up to date and reflect actual equipment status for down time and data is analysed to identify trends and target improvement opportunities;
  • Ensuring adequate scoping of corrective work to facilitate the planning process


In this residential role you will be based in Newman, Western Australia. You will be working at the closely located ‘Mount Whaleback’ mine site, which at more than five kilometres long and nearly 1.5 kilometres wide is the biggest single-pit open-cut iron ore mine in the world. The 7,000 strong population of Newman enjoys well-established town facilities including a newly revitalised town centre and sporting facilities. As a gateway to the Karijini national park, you will be in close proximity to spectacular gorges, water courses and stunningly unique landscapes. As this is a residential position you will also be provided with subsidised rental accommodation in addition to power and water subsidies.

Other residential benefits include:

  • Close proximity to mine site (walk to work)
  • Be home every night
  • We will provide relocation assistance from anywhere in Australia

About You

As the successful candidate you will possess the following:

  • Australian recognised Boilermaker / Fabrication trade qualification
  • Solid field equipment boilermaking maintenance competency
  • Ability to identify opportunities for continuous improvement, be self-motivated and show passion toward the equipment within the department.
  • Experience in mining maintenance environments
  • Capability in 1SAP or similar maintenance management systems (desirable)
  • C Class manual driver’s license

About the 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

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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