Mechanical Fitter - Nickel West

Location: Regional WA
Job Type: Full time
Reference: 47947

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.

About 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. Nickel West is rich in technical know-how, innovative and focused on transforming our business. We are taking advantage of the significant changes we can see occurring around the world, by supplying nickel sulphate to the New Energy market.

Nickel West Kalgoorlie is seeking an experienced Maintenance Technician (Mechanical Fitter) to join the MN20 Services Workshop Mechanical Maintenance team. This workshop is accountable for Sulphuric acid Process area, Oxygen Plant, Waste Heat boiler, Power house, Effluent plant, Compressor house, Gas and dust handling , High Speed rotating equipment , road and rail acid unloading and storage facility, fire, water and air services. Successful applicant will need to have a commitment to safety, attention to detail and have a great work ethic. The primary function of the MN20 Maintenance Technician is to support the preventative maintenance team, whose responsibilities include; inspection, diagnostics, servicing, adjustment and repair of fixed plant equipment and the overhaul and assembly of equipment in the Services area of Nickel West Kalgoorlie Smelter.

  • Mechanical Fitter trade qualification is


  • Solid post apprenticeship heavy industry

experience in fixed plant maintenance is required

  • Experience with rotating machinery, compressors,

lubrication systems, acid plants, cooling towers, heat exchangers,

hydraulic, dust handling, dry precipitation and pneumatic conveying

equipment will be advantageous, however, not compulsory

  • Sound problem identification and solving skills
  • Ability to work autonomously but with a team


  • Proven experience in being a safe and responsible

tradesperson with a "can do" attitude

  • Ability to perform overtime and participate in an

on-call roster

  • Current WA C class drivers licence
  • Working at Heights, Confined Space, Forklift and

EWP tickets are beneficial

  • Computer Literacy with Microsoft suite and

experience with SAP will be advantageous

At BHP, we recognise 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. 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.