Electrical Maintenance Technician | Olympic Dam | 7/7

South Australia
May 24, 2024
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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.

Come and be a part of this success.

Join Olympic Dam a safe, reliable, globally competitive business delivered by our people. At Olympic Dam we care that everyone goes home safe to do the things they love. We believe Leadership drives culture and culture drives performance. All incidents are preventable and everyone has a role to play. 

One of Australia’s largest mines and a complex minerals processing operation, Olympic Dam, is unique in that we produce Copper, Uranium, Gold and Silver. The local township of Roxby Downs is an active and progressive community offering a variety of modern, well equipped housing, educational, health, sporting, leisure, shopping and cultural facilities. 

Please note this position is based at Olympic Dam, operating on a 7/7 day/night roster pattern roster arrangement, with residential, DIDO or FIFO (from Adelaide) options available. 

We currently have a role available for an Electrician with maintenance experience to join our team. In this role you will be responsible for executing planned and unplanned maintenance activities within an operational mining and minerals processing environment. Your work will contribute to optimal production, equipment performance and availability, as well as improving reliability and ensuring that we are well placed for future growth within our operations.

In this role you will:

  • Comply to and consistently follow the standards and procedures designed to enable you to work safely and effectively every day
  • Carry out unplanned and planned routine maintenance, inspections, and checks to a range of equipment, and/or electrical networks
  • Assist in resolution of electrical issues affecting equipment performance and availability
  • Review and update maintenance schedule plans and equipment history
  • Provide electrical trade skills to perform care maintenance tasks within the area, to ensure overall reliability and stability
  • Develop and revise operating and maintenance procedures
  • Communicate plant status to appropriate departments
  • Maintain a high level of housekeeping in all work areas

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About you

  • Proven commitment to look after your own wellbeing and the confidence to speak up when others put themselves in harm’s way
  • Electrical Trade certificate (essential)
  • South Australian A-class Electrical Workers license (or ability to obtain)
  • Experience working in a similar role with exposure to maintenance work
  • Experience with mining/minerals processing environments (preferred)
  • Ability to work autonomously, or as part of a team
  • Ability to confidently make decisions relating to your work, or escalate if needed
  • Adaptable and responsive to change, as well as learning new information


About Our Process 

At BHP, we are committed to employing individuals who align with the BHP Charter Values and meet the requirements of the role. As part of the recruitment process, there are a number of checks which may be conducted to demonstrate applicants suitability for a role including police / criminal background checks, medical, drug and alcohol testing, due diligence checks, right to work checks, and/or reference checks. 

If you are already employed directly by BHP, please log in using your BHP email address or apply via our internal jobs portal. 

Supporting a Diverse Workforce  

The size, stability and magnitude of our business not only provides significant opportunity for professional development, but also attractive salary packages with performance-based bonuses and a best-in-class employee share program. 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 include flexible working options, a generous paid parental leave policy, other extended leave entitlements and parent rooms.  

At BHP, we know that we are strengthened by diversity. We are an Equal Opportunity employer that is committed to making BHP a safe and inclusive workplace where everyone can thrive and be at their best every day. We are focused on creating a workforce that’s more diverse and represents the communities where we work and live. providing a work environment in which everyone is included, treated fairly and with respect. We are an Equal Opportunity employer and recognise that true diversity includes gender, age, race, disability status, sexual orientation, religion, neurodiversity, education levels, and many more aspects of your identity.

BHP is committed to providing a recruitment process that is fair, equitable and accessible for all. If you have a disability, we know that it may be helpful for us to adjust our process to make it equitable for your individual situation. If you would like to reach out to someone about your situation and our recruitment process, please email us at inclusion@bhp.com.