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Heavy Duty Mechanical Fitter | Iron Ore | Whaleback | Residential

Job No. 40005575
Work Type Full Time - Permanent
Location Australia - Western Australia
Categories Maintenance/Mantenimiento, Operations/Operaciones, Mining/Mina
Published | W. Australia Standard Time
Applications close | W. Australia Standard Time

About Us

BHP Billiton Iron Ore is one of the world’s leading suppliers of iron ore. The Company’s operations currently involve an integrated system of seven inland mines, more than 1,000 kilometres of rail and two separate port facilities; Nelson Point and Finucane Island at Port Hedland.



Reporting to the Supervisor Maintenance, within the Field Equipment Maintenance team your duties will include:

  • Ensure conformance with the BHP Billiton Charter, the BHP Billiton Group Level Documents, Code of Conduct and relevant statutory obligations;
  • An overriding commitment to health, safety, environment responsibility and sustainable development;
  • Working with your Supervisor to ensure collaboration with the Mining Production department in order to agree on a weekly maintenance schedule of 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
  • Complete Field Leadership activities as per KPI’s; and
  • Maintain a valid Pit Permit.


Skills and Experience

As the successful candidate you will possess the following:

  • Heavy Duty Mechanical trade qualification
  • Capability in 1SAP desirable
  • C Class manual driver’s license
  • Experience maintaining large excavator/face shovels, drill rigs and ancillary equipment utilised in a large scale open pit mining operation
  • Self-motivated and ability to lead small team



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.


Remuneration and Benefits

Join us and be rewarded with interesting, challenging work in a supportive team culture. Develop skills for life whilst enjoying access to benefits including: incentive bonus, award winning share scheme, education assistance and generous superannuation scheme.


Reference Number – 40005575


  • We reserve the right to commence recruitment proceedings immediately. This opportunity is currently only open to employees working within Australia.
  • BHP Billiton Iron Ore is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages indigenous Australian and female candidates to apply.


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