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BHP Billiton Nickel West – Trade Assistant/Facilities Technician

Job No. 789468
Work Type Full Time - Permanent
Location Australia - Western Australia
Categories Mining/Mina, Operations/Operaciones, Processing/Procesos
Published | W. Australia Standard Time
Applications close | W. Australia Standard Time

The health and safety of our people and our host communities is a value that drives the way we work.  Our consolidated commitment to achieving the highest level of safety performance stands at the forefront of our planning, actions and behaviours.

BHP Billiton Nickel West – Trade Assistant/Facilities Technician

  • 8 Roles Available

  • Locations at our Leinster and Mt Keith Operations

  • Fly in Fly Out roster or residential (Leinster) – 7 days on, 7 days off

Job Description 

The purpose of this role is to provide maintenance support to the maintenance team. You will be directed by the Maintenance Supervisor in a variety of tasks daily. This role maintains the grounds for the Leinster Township and Single Persons Quarters. You will need to be active to succeed in this role as your tasks will vary from mowing, weeding and pruning to assisting trades with excavations, fencing installations and minor renovation projects. In this diverse role you will also be expected to maintaining the grounds at the Aerodromes.

This role comes with an opportunity contribute to an environment where safety is a priority, where integrity is expected, where you have the opportunity to learn, develop and make things happen.


Skills and Requirements  

  • Exposure to either the mining or heavy industry desirable

  • You will have a WA 'C' Class Drivers License

  • Previous exposure using SAP is seen as favorable

  • EWP, Working at Heights, forklift, excavator and skid steer is highly desirable

  • Aerodrome Reporting Officer desirable

  • Experience essential in Grounds Maintenance including chainsaw ticket

  • Truck license (HR)

  • Test and Tag experience and qualification

As part of the recruitment process for this position you may be required to undergo a pre-employment medical and participate in a background screen including a criminal history check, identity check and qualifications check.

Supporting a Diverse Workforce


At BHP Billiton, we recognize 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.

Company Description - Nickel West

A member of the BHP Billiton Group, Nickel West produces nickel in-concentrate and has its operations located throughout Western Australia - comprising mines, concentrators, a smelter and a refinery.

Nickel West Leinster

Nickel West Leinster is located 375 kilometres north of Kalgoorlie in Western Australia.  The operation sources nickel ore from the Perseverance Underground Mine and Cliffs Underground Mine before crushing and processing to produce a concentrate.  The Leinster Village and Township offer a unique lifestyle with all the modern conveniences – an Olympic size swimming pool, health and fitness centre, race-course and even an 18 hole golf course.  As part of our commitment to health and safety Nickel West Leinster is a smoke free operation.

Nickel West Mt Keith

Nickel West Mt Keith is located 460 kilometres north of Kalgoorlie in the Northern Goldfields.  Nickel West Mt Keith is a surface mining operation with an open pit and concentrator plant.  The operation is surrounded by pastoral stations, with the nearest townships being Leinster and Wiluna.  There's plenty to keep you entertained in the Mt Keith Village.  Take the heat off the day and head to the pool – or join in a game of footy.  BBQ dinners are regularly held and other social activities include movie nights.  Employees commute to and from Perth on a fly in / fly out roster or form regional areas on a drive in / drive out roster.

To Apply

Short listing for this position will commence on 3rd of March 2017 however we do reserve the right to close this position earlier than stated.  To enable us to process your application as quickly as possible simply click on the 'apply' button below

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