Underground Mobile Maintenance Team Leader (Leading Hand) - Nickel West - Leinster

BHP Western Australia

Location:Western Australia
Job Type:Full Time
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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.

**About Nickel West****Nickel West is a fully integrated mine-to-market business. Our culture is rich with technical know-how, highly efficient and focused on innovation. The business employs over 2500 people from five operations across Western Australia comprising of nickel underground and open-cut mines, concentrators, a smelter and a refinery. We also have plans to expand our operations with new mines in the northern Goldfields and a large nickel sulphate plant in Kwinana.A member of the BHP Group, Nickel West is undergoing an exciting business transformation to become a globally significant supplier of battery materials to the electric vehicle market. Nickel West will soon become the world’s largest producer of Nickel Sulphate, a key ingredient in lithium-ion batteries. As the world’s largest producer of nickel briquettes and nickel powder, Nickel West is leading the new-energy revolution in Western Australia. Nickel West has an exciting future ahead. We invite you to join us at Nickel West as we seek to energize our future.

  • Family friendly 7x7

roster flying in and out of Perth (dayshift and nightshift required)

  • Nickel West value and

respect employees, offering an inclusive and diverse environment

  • Competitive salary on

offer plus 12% superannuation and a range of company benefits

We are currently looking for four qualified and experienced hands on Mobile Maintenance Team Leaders (Leading Hands) to join our underground mobile maintenance team at Leinster. Reporting to Underground Mobile Maintenance Supervisor and working in a fully equipped underground workshop, you will be responsible for Step up leadership which includes directing work priorities for preventive and breakdown maintenance of all underground mobile maintenance plant. You will also be working with the highest priority to safety at all times, striving to complete work within agreed timeframes and in doing so, supporting Leinster by being industry leaders in maintenance.

  • Trade Qualified Heavy Duty Diesel Mechanic or Auto Electrician;
  • Previous experience in a similar role in the underground mining


  • Well established previous history working on Underground equipment

such as Caterpillar Loaders, Atlas Copco MT6020 trucks and Sandvik &

Atlas Copco drill rigs;

  • High level of computer literacy, preferably accompanied by 1SAP


  • A current "C" Class driver’s license or national

equivalent; and

  • Strong orientation to safe work

practices, demonstrating a "can do" attitude.

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.

Nickel West LeinsterNickel 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.

At BHP, 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.

On offer is a range of employee benefits including development and career opportunities together with competitive remuneration package, including share options, generous superannuation contributions, 18 weeks of paid parental leave, performance based bonuses and a great working environment.**