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Superintendent Maintenance Execution - Electrical, Instrumentation and Control Systems | Nickel West


Location: Australia

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 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 to capitalise on growing demand in the battery materials sector. As the world’s largest producer of nickel briquettes and nickel powder, Nickel West is leading the new-energy revolution in Western Australia.

Nickel West has an exciting future ahead. We invite you to join us at Nickel West as we seek to energize our future.

About the Role

Reporting to the Maintenance Manager, you will have responsibility for safety, budget and costs, shutdown and daily work execution of the Electrical, Instrument and Control Systems team. You will also be responsible for plant availability/reliability as it relates to the HV and LV electrical infrastructure and equipment at the Kalgoorlie Nickel Smelter.

This role will be a residential based role in Kalgoorlie..

In this role you will also:

  • Providing leadership to, and managing the activities of the NKS Electrical and Instrument Maintenance Execution team
  • Maximise plant availability through the execution of quality maintenance work
  • Continually improve plant reliability and maintenance work practices
  • Manage the risk review process for the HV and LV electrical infrastructure and equipment
  • Develop operating and capital forecasts and budgets for the department
  • Monitor and approve operating and maintenance expenditure for the department
  • Provide Contractor Leadership and communication as contract owner
  • Deliver BOS principles with all teams and driving improvement in all areas

About You

To be considered for this role, previous Electrical Maintenance leadership experience in a mining, heavy industrial or chemical plant operation together with relevant tertiary engineering qualifications is desirable. Will consider applicants with trade backgrounds with demonstrated success at Superintendent Level. Experience with SAP maintenance work management systems would be beneficial.

Personal qualities that you bring will include strong leadership skills, a high level of safety awareness, excellent communication and strong operational discipline. The ability to use initiative, be flexible and contribute effectively to a multi-disciplinary team is essential along with a focus on customer service.

In addition, we are ideally looking for the following skills and experience:

  • Tertiary qualified (Engineering) or relevant maintenance experience in process plants.
  • Significant experience in leadership roles of large teams.
  • Experience working in complex facilities will be advantageous.
  • Proven track record of working with external and functional teams.
  • A proven track record in safety management.
  • Demonstrated success building cohesive and effective teams.
  • Solution-focused with the ability to work well under pressure.
  • Excellent communication skills; both written and verbal.
  • Deep foundational leadership which supports team growth and development.
  • A continuous improvement mindset.

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.