Job description


  • Entry level
  • No Education
  • Salary to negotiate
  • Perth


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.

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.As 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.
About the role

Exciting opportunity for an experienced and versatile Geologist to be an integral part of the Mt Keith and Satellite Mine project team
Competitive salary on offer plus 12% superannuation and a range of company benefits
Family friendly FIFO roster - 7 days on 7 days off (5 days on 2 days off 4 days on 3 days off roster available for a right candidate)
The main aspects of this role are to provide timely, high quality geological input into the mining process and promote safe working practices in the Mine Technical Services Department. This role will also focus on the day-to-day mining operations at the current Mt Keith open cut operation plus creating and executing the pre-work linked to the development of the Mt Keith Satellite Mine project based on the Yakabindie deposit. The candidate will have the opportunity to be involved in setting up a long-term open cut operation which has the potential to lead into greater roles and responsibilities. We are looking for the right candidate who is team focused and able to lead through innovation and performance.

Approximately 50% of the Mine Geologist's time is spent in the field and the remainder in the office. The key functions provided by the Mine Geologist role include:
The collection of high quality data and interpreting, modelling and reporting of the results
Creating ore blocks
Completion of daily and monthly reports through the use of Minemarket
Assisting with the daily delineation of ore in the field and direct the digging of different ore types
Supervise drilling contractors on their rotation and design grade control drilling programs
Assisting in developing systems to manage material movement from new ore sources at they come online
Demonstrating the overriding commitment to our philosophy of Zero Harm.
About You

Substantial experience in open pit operations, accompanied by a tertiary qualification in Geology
Extensive knowledge of open pit mining is preferred with a sound Geological understanding of Nickel deposits would be advantageous but not limited to.
Solid understanding or previous exposure to near-mine exploration or setting up young mine- site will be beneficial.
Previous experience in QAQC and end of month reconciliation.
Experience using Minesight 3D will be highly regarded.
Proven commitment to organisational OHS rules and a positive "can do" attitude with potential leadership skills.
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 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 multiple open pits and a 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

About the company

BHP Billiton is the world's largest mining company. Its origin comes from the merger (2001) of the Australian company Broken Hill Proprietary (BHP) and the British company Billiton.

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