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Mount Keith - Supervisor Maintenance (Mobile Equipment)

Job No. 795430
Work Type Full Time - Permanent
Location Australia - Western Australia
Categories Maintenance/Mantenimiento, Mining/Mina
Published | W. Australia Standard Time
Applications close | W. Australia Standard Time

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.

Mount Keith – Supervisor Maintenance Mobile Equipment

  • Competitive salary on offer plus 12% superannuation and a range of company benefits
  • Flu in Fly out roster 7 days on, 7 nights on and 7 days off
  • Nickel West value and respect employees, offering an inclusive and diverse environment

About the Role

Our operations are part of a fully integrated Nickel business Unit of which all operations are critically interdependent. In this environment, maintenance reliability, equipment capability, compliance to business process and an ongoing focus on cost effectiveness is critical. The success of the Cliffs Mount Keith Operation and our ability to extend the life of this asset is closely linked to the effective application of preventative maintenance, uptime analysis, cost reduction and the effective application of capital.

In this context, the Maintenance Supervisor is responsible for the leadership and development of their team in the maintaining of all mobile equipment, working with the highest priority to safety at all times, striving to complete work within agreed time frames and in doing so, supporting the Mount Keith Nickel Operation by being industry leaders in maintenance.

You will be responsible for managing a dynamic and enthusiastic team ensuring that all designated work operations are carried out and that this maintenance will be performed in a safe and cost effective manner ensuring the continuity of the mine and its operation.

About you


  • Currently employed in a similar role with a solid history of leading a team
  • Trade Qualified in an Engineering, Mechanical or Technical discipline
  • Post-Trade qualifications will be well regarded
  • High levels of experience with Cat, Atlas Copco , Liebherr , Komatsu machinery essential
  • Demonstrated strong leadership and communication skills
  • Experience with 1SAP desirable or knowledge of modern maintenance planning concepts and computerised maintenance planning systems
  • Sound time management, problem solving and analytical skills
  • Ability to develop and mentor team members
  • Strong commitment to maintaining operational disciplines and meeting agreed targets
  • A current manual Australian driver's license

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.Company Description - Nickel West

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

Supporting a Diverse Workforce

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.

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 31st of October 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.Please note:  It is a requirement that all internal applicants advise their immediate line manager of their application. 

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.

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