Rail Controller | IROC | Perth

Last updated 8 days ago
Location:Perth
Job Type:Full Time

BHP is one of the world's largest global resources company, with operations throughout Australia and around the world. The iron ore, copper, coal, nickel, oil and gas we produce is used to grow cities all around the world, helping to build schools, hospitals, bridges and transport as well as the household appliances, modern electronics and new technology millions of people use every day.

We've been supporting people and communities all across the countries in which we operate, from the Pilbara to the Atacama Desert in Chile, for generations by creating jobs, backing businesses and investing in social programs. And it's our purpose and privilege to continue to keep bringing people and resources together to build a better world.

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 IROC


Perth City Square is home to BHP Iron Ore’s state-of-the-art Integrated Remote Operations Centre (IROC). Our Control Centre operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week using advanced, real-time technology to enable visibility and control, across the entire Iron Ore supply chain.


As a technology enabled centre of excellence, IROC employees work collaboratively with site on a shift-to-shift basis to make faster decisions improving safety and optimising value across the supply chain.


Within IROC, you will work with passionate, innovative and results driven individuals who bring the best of themselves to what they do. Coming from diverse backgrounds, they embrace new ways of working and benefit from comprehensive training to prepare them for their roles.

Job Description

As a Rail Controller you will be based within our IROC Rail Control team taking ownership for the safety of our people in the field, achieving production targets, by enabling the effective operation of our rail network. Rail Control aims to be part of a culturally diverse team.


Reporting to the Supervisor Rail Control, your duties will be to focus on planning, coordination and implementation of mainline and yard movements. Working together as a team to ensure that the rail safety management plan is adhered to and daily train schedules met, will result in an ongoing supply of iron ore from the Mines to the Ports whilst providing for safe operations for track maintenance, signals and communication maintenance teams. You will take an active role in ensuring compliance to schedule and operating philosophies, driving a culture that not only conforms to company safety standards, but also seeks to continuously improve operating efficiency and realise cost benefits.

Our Rail Controllers are expected to exercise considerable latitude and independent judgment in the day-to-day conduct of the work.


Lifestyle Roster


This position will work on our Lifestyle Roster, working a pattern of days and nights, with a block of days off at the end of each swing.


Employees on this roster enjoy two full weekends off out of four and will align to the following shift rotation: 2D2N5X, 2D3N4X, 3D2N5X. Shifts are 12.5 hours including handover and you will benefit from additional shift allowances, as part of your remuneration package. As an added benefit, those on a Lifestyle Roster will also enjoy an additional week of annual leave per year.

Skills and Other Qualifications

To be successful in this role, it is critical that you possess previous Rail Control Experience preferably in a mining environment.


Strong Leadership skills, and strong technical skills is desirable. You will be comfortable with detailed reporting and analytics, as well as drawing concise data from these activities to identify faults and optimise operational outputs.

Supporting a Diverse Workforce

The size and magnitude of our business not only provides significant opportunity for professional development, but also attractive salary packages with performance based bonuses and unique BHP employee share program.


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. These benefits include flexible working options, a generous paid parental leave policy, other extended leave entitlements and parent rooms.

BHP is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disability.

Please note, screening and interviews may take place prior to the advertised close date.