Indigenous Opportunity - Field Technician | Newman | FIFO 8:6 or Residential

BHP Western Australia

Location:Western Australia
Job Type:Full Time
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We are looking for suitable Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people looking to start or continue their career in mining at BHP.

At BHP we support our people to grow, learn, develop their skills and reach their potential.

Indigenous Peoples are critical partners and stakeholders in many of BHP operations both within Australia and around the world. Many of our operations are located on or near lands traditionally owned by or under the customary use of Indigenous Peoples and the long-term nature of our operations allows us to establish long lasting relationships with these Indigenous communities.

Come and be a part of this success.As a Field Technician, working for Geoscience Exploration Projects, you play a meaningful role in the safe and efficient execution of exploration field activities across the Eastern Pilbara Project sites Newman, Western Australia.

Your duties will include:

  • Demonstrate leadership and an over-riding commitment to health, safety, environment responsibility and sustainable development.
  • Delineation and signage of infrastructure including tracks, laydowns and water sources.
  • Flagging or pegging of heritage, environmental and program requirement (holes or proximity collars).
  • Creation or setup of water access, laydown, caravan, generators, fuel tanks or other mobile facilities.
  • Undertake project closeout activities including collar cutting, collection of signage, removal of waste materials.
  • Maintain the relevant core yard facilities to the desired standard. Maintain the process for waste management.
  • Support the Field Supervisor in managing the maintenance of equipment and the housekeeping of work areas.
  • Sampling and Geology Support.
  • Undertake all sampling related tasks, including the recording of information into electronic systems, sample/core pickup and dispatch.
  • Collect bulk samples at the request of the geochemistry team.
  • Raise the relevant request for analysis (RFA).
  • Support technical geology team through the creation of chip trays, photography of core or as requested by Field Supervisor.
  • Responsible for the management of vehicle recovery and lifting gear (Inspections and Tagging).
  • Carrying out regular audits such as consumable and laydown audits and inspections such as Daily Work Place Inspections (DWI’s).
  • Effective and seamless handovers with back-to-back Field Technicians.

As the successful candidate, you will be highly motivated with drive to build a career long-term with BHP. You will ideally possess the following:

  • Can work well in a team, are a good communicator and have the ability to work autonomously
  • Enjoy work outdoors and are comfortable undertaking a range of activities in your day-to-day role
  • Exposure to operational work in Exploration or Mining (desirable)
  • Current and active “C Class” West Australian Driver License (mandatory)
  • Good numeracy, literacy and communication skills required
  • Good computer literacy with working knowledge of Microsoft Office products


With this role, you have the choice of either being residentially based in Newman or fly-in fly-out from Perth to Newman on an 8 days on, 6 days off roster. You will be based from ‘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.

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 this position will only be open to Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander applicants. The filling of this position is intended to constitute a special measure under section 8(1) of the Racial Discrimination Act 1975 (Cth), and s 51 of the Equal Opportunity Act 1984 (WA)].Providing employment opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people is an important part of our 2017 – 2020 Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP).These are full time positions. We are open to discussing flexible employment arrangements that suit you - including varied roster arrangements, part-time or job share alternatives.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 also include a generous paid parental leave policy which now includes Superannuation contributions during parental leave.

How to applyReference Number – 80091Please note, screening and interviews may take place prior to the advertised close date.We support flexible work at BHP. Talk to us about the flexible working options in this team.**