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Open Cut Examiners


BHP Billiton Mitsubishi Alliance (BMA) is a world class business, built on the strengths of BHP Billiton and Mitsubishi. BMA is part of the world's largest diversified resources company managing seven mines and a port in Central Queensland.

BLACKWATER - One of the world's largest open cut coal operations, producing 11.7Mtpa of metallurgical and thermal coal. The town has over 5,000 residents, excellent amenities and is a comfortable drive from Emerald, Rockhampton and the Capricorn Coast. A great team spirit, on and off the job, makes for an enviable work/life balance.

We presently have opportunities for permanent, team orientated and results focused individuals to perform the role of an Open Cut Examiner, whose primary responsibility will be to ensure the safety and health of all persons and equipment in and around the mining operations.

Duties and Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Statutory inspections of the surface excavations and the part of the mine near the excavation where activities, including mining activities, are to be or are being carried out;
  • Proactively identify and reduce unacceptable levels of risk;
  • Active involvement in the site safety audits, inspections and investigations including assisting employees to develop appropriate corrective and preventative measures where appropriate; and
  • Participate in developing and reviewing the site safety and health management system.

To be successful in this role it is essential that you have an absolute commitment to working safely and complying with all site safety standards and mine working procedures.

Successful applicants will have the ability to work autonomously with an energetic and proactive work approach as well as extensive experience working within open cut mining operations. You will possess excellent verbal and written communication skills and will be comfortable working as part of a highly focused team operating within a climate of continuous improvement.

The following certifications are required for this role:

•  A current Open Cut Examiners ticket;

•  G2 and S1, S2, S3; and

•  A current First Aid certificate.

Qualifications and experience operating heavy mining equipment will be highly regarded.

This is an outstanding opportunity to work with our team within the Blackwater Mining Operations Department. Employment conditions will be as per the BHP Coal Pty Ltd Workplace Agreement 2007.

BHP Billiton has an overriding commitment to safety and environmental responsibility and is an equal opportunity employer.

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