Skip to content

Superintendent Fixed Plant Maintenance | Iron Ore | Mining Area C

Job No. 40376517
Work Type Full Time - Permanent
Location Australia - Western Australia
Categories Mining/Mina, Operations/Operaciones
Published | W. Australia Standard Time
Applications close | W. Australia Standard Time

About us

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

About the role

South Flank is a brownfield site, located approximately 8 km to the south of BHP's existing Mining Area C operation. This role will form part of the management team that will work towards establishing a site with processing capacity up to 80 million tonnes per annum. This project has potential to become one of the largest standalone iron ore processing centres in the world, within reach of several billion tonnes of high-grade ore. This is a rare opportunity for a dynamic individual that would like to be part of an innovative team, playing a pivotal role in creating a world class mine.

We currently have an exciting opportunity for a high performing professional to join the leadership team at our Mining Area C mine site in the Pilbara. This is a pivotal role in leading the onsite Fixed Plant Maintenance Department to ensure the planning and safe execution of maintenance activities to optimise plant availability. As an effective leader, you will be responsible for developing and building the capability of your team. You will lead the team to operate in a climate of continuous improvement, being accountable and ensuring that all work is aligned with business critical success factors.

Reporting to the Manager Fixed Plant Maintenance, your key accountabilities will include:

  • Positively influence and shape the work culture to ensure a safe, productive, quality, sustainable and disciplined approach to work.
  • Develop business plans consistent with site strategies/ plans and implement within the Fixed Plant Maintenance area.
  • Set and communicate targets and expectations aligned with the site and Fixed Plant Maintenance Department goals and BHP Iron Ore values.
  • Lead, coach and mentor employees to ensure an engaged, inclusive and diverse culture, where everyone is motivated to their full potential.
  • Managing performance targets and plans aligned with the business processes.
  • Improve productivity and disciplined application of the BHP Operating Model, and its standards, processes and systems.
  • Monitor compliance against SHE policies, procedures and systems through an effective audit process.

About you

To be successful in this role, you will have an Engineering qualification at Trade, Diploma or Degree level or possess equivalent industry experience, with a minimum of 5 years in a relevant role. With exposure to asset management principles, notably overall equipment effectiveness and a strong understanding of maintenance system processes, you will be confident in working through change management in a complex environment.

You will be a seasoned professional with strong communication, negotiation, influencing and relationship management skills and a passion for leading, mentoring and coaching teams including staff at supervisory level. A Diploma in Frontline Management and qualification in Six Sigma is favourable.  

You will have a proven track record of safety management, continuous improvement, and a working knowledge of Mine Safety & Inspection Act & Regulations. Experience in Reliability Centred Maintenance program implementation and large-scale materials handling or ore processing operations is highly desirable.

A Minimum of C class manual drivers licence is a requirement for this role.


You will be based at our ‘Mining Area C’ mine site on a fly-in fly-out 5/2 4/3 9/5 roster.  Our Mining Area C mine is located approximately 100kms North West of Newman, West Australia. The outstanding facilities at the FIFO village include; a fully equipped gym, swimming pool, netted cricket pitch, tennis and basketball court, beach volleyball court and recreation room including a pool table, darts, table tennis, TV and DVD player. All rooms at the village have their own ensuite bathroom, television, refrigerator and air-conditioning.

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.  As part of our commitment to inclusion and diversity, we offer a range of family friendly work practices, including flexible work arrangements, and a substantial parental leave policy, which now includes retirement savings / superannuation contributions during parental leave.   Find out more about our benefits in each location on our People & Careers Page at our website.

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.

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.

Reference Number – 40376517

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

Refer to a friend

Loading the player...