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.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.About the role

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.
About You

Trade Qualified Heavy Duty Diesel Mechanic or Auto Electrician;
Previous experience in a similar role in the underground mining environment;
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 experience;
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 Leinster
Nickel 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.

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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