Underground Auto Electricians | Leinster | FIFO 7/7


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

  • Family friendly roster working 7 days on 7 days off, dayshift/nightshift rotation
  • Nickel West value and respect employees, offering an inclusive and diverse environment
  • Competitive salary on offer with attractive short term incentive program, 12% superannuation and a range of company benefits

We are currently seeking highly skilled Underground Auto Electricians to join our Maintenance team at Leinster. Team members are expected to demonstrate focus on safety, achievement and team engagement in all aspects of their work. Opportunities to step up in a supervisory capacity and working with a friendly and engaging crew.

Nickel West is undergoing an exciting business transformation to become a globally significant supplier of battery materials to the electric vehicle market. Nickel West will soon become the world’s largest producer of Nickel Sulphate, a key ingredient in lithium-ion batteries. 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.


Leinster mine offers a recently upgraded world-class state-of-the-art underground workshop with two pits, automated truck wash, crane and an air-conditioned tool centre boasting 6000 tool hooks and a Milwaukee tool centre as well as all the modern fleet and equipment unique to the Australian mining industry which is without question a site to behold for those working underground. Management provide all staff hand-on development and career pathways at Leinster for those who are wishing to develop their career beyond their current role or skill-set.

The Leinster township provides services to Leinster staff offering all the modern conveniences beyond the eateries including swimming pool, health and fitness centre, race-course and an 18 hole golf course.

About You

  • Auto Electrician Trade (Australian recognised)
  • Experience working as an Auto Electrician in a mining environment
  • Auto Electrical diagnosing and repairing of underground machinery (Caterpillar loaders, Atlas Copco trucks, Sandvik drills, Volvo IT L50/L120, Normet spray and charge rigs, KT4, and 2900R Loaders
  • Diagnose and repair RCT remote control system faults on Caterpillar loaders and assist with level set up design of RCT remote control systems in the mine
  • Ensure that all documentation and data entry is accurately completed
  • Maintain a high level working knowledge of safety processes
  • Computer literacy in 1SAP is highly regarded

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.

If you are already employed directly by BHP, please log in using your BHP email address or apply via our internal jobs portal.

Supporting a diverse workforce

The size, stability and magnitude of our business not only provides significant opportunity for professional development, but also attractive salary packages with performance-based bonuses and a best-in-class employee share program. 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. 

At BHP, we know that we are strengthened by diversity. We are an Equal Opportunity employer that is committed to making BHP a safe and inclusive workplace where everyone can thrive and be at their best every day. We are focused on creating a workforce that’s more diverse and represents the communities where we work and live. providing a work environment in which everyone is included, treated fairly and with respect. We are an Equal Opportunity employer and recognise that true diversity includes gender, age, race, disability status, sexual orientation, religion, neurodiversity, education levels, and many more aspects of your identity.

BHP is committed to providing a recruitment process that is fair, equitable and accessible for all. If you have a disability, we know that it may be helpful for us to adjust our process to make it equitable for your individual situation. If you would like to reach out to someone about your situation and our recruitment process, please email us at inclusion@bhp.com.

We reserve the right to commence recruitment proceedings immediately

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