Excavator/Dozer Operators | BHP Iron Ore | Newman Residential | Lifestyle Roster


Location: Perth

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 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

Newman Operations is part of Western Australian Iron Ore and consists of two mining sites in the Pilbara region of Western Australia, on the traditional lands of the Nylyaparli people. Comprising of Newman East and Newman West - Newman Operations accounts for about 78 million tonnes in total iron ore production.

We are currently seeking highly motivated Operators to come join our Newman Operations residential teams. We currently have opportunities in both our Conventional & Autonomy Operations in a variety of roles.

If you are committed to Safety, have a positive & supportive can-do attitude that will contribute to our great team culture, then we want to hear from you!

The successful applicants will have a minimum of 2 years Mining experience in any of the following roles;

  • MineStar Autonomous Field Builder
  • Production Excavator Operator
  • Production Dozer Operator
  • Production Loader Operator

And ideally have experience in (but not limited to) the following equipment:

  • Liebherr 9400 & 996 Excavators or equivalent
  • CAT D10 or D11 Track Dozers
  • CAT 994 Loader

Newman residential opportunities are on a lifestyle roster (4 days on - 5 off, 5 nights on - 4 off, 5 days on - 5 off, 4 nights on - 5 off, 5 days on - 4 off, 5 nights on - 5 off).

About You

Reporting to the Mining Production Supervisor within the Mining Production team we are looking for candidates who possess the following:

  • A Team player who can help influence and shape our culture to ensure a safe, productive, sustainable and disciplined approach to work is maintained.
  • A positive can-do attitude with a strong passion for safety improving mining efficiencies.
  • Minimum 2 Years Production Mining
  • Computer literacy and experience with MineStar or Modular Fleet Management System
  • Experience operating or working as a Field Builder within an Autonomous Mine highly regarded.
  • Experience operating production excavators,dozers and loaders
  • Flexible, team-orientated approach with strong communications skills
  • Minimum C Class Driver’s license unrestricted is essential.


The 7,000 strong community of Newman enjoys well-established town facilities including a newly revitalised town centre with shops and restaurants as well as sporting facilities, swimming pool and Gym’s.  Newman is gateway to the Karijini National Park, where you will be in close proximity to spectacular gorges, water courses and stunningly unique landscapes to explore in your free time.  

With housing & relocation packages on offer, in addition to substantial utility subsidies it allows you (and perhaps your family) to build roots and experience a relaxed community lifestyle in the heart of the Pilbara. You will enjoy the benefits of returning home every night.

Our Newman Operations are located approximately 5 to 10kms out of Newman, Western Australia which makes it a short trip to / from work!

Living and working in the Pilbara provides a climate that allows a life for outdoor living. With significantly more sunshine, design a lifestyle of your making. Additionally, the team at Newman West are a close-knit supportive team of mining professionals who make going to work a place to enjoy.

A fantastic opportunity to expand your mining career with us at BHP and become part of the community in which you work.

Is now the time to consider a change? Why not you? Why not now? – Newman a community you won’t want to leave!

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.

You’ve got this!