Reliability Engineer - Cliffs - Nickel West

Location: Regional WA
Job Type: Full time
Reference: 55952

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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

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

  • Competitive salary on offer plus 12% superannuation and a range of company benefits
  • Attractive 5 days on 3 days off and 4 days on 2 days off roster
  • Nickel West is positioned well to energise our future

The success of the Nickel West Cliffs operation is closely linked to the effective application of capital, preventative maintenance, uptime analysis and cost. To support this, your objective will be to analyse and improve the mechanical reliability of the mobile equipment assets in the Underground mine at the Cliffs operations. Conduct asset reliability audits and improvements in a cost-effective manner by monitoring equipment performance, reviewing and optimizing equipment maintenance strategies, verifying effectiveness of maintenance plans (SAP), overseeing technical investigations (RCFA), and researching and initiating improvement projects.

Reporting to the Maintenance Superintendent your responsibilities will include guidance and direction of internal and external resources operating on site. In addition, you will assist maintenance execution teams with resolving equipment breakdowns as required. Your other responsibilities will require exposure in the Underground mining environments at Cliffs operations to understand the challenging environments in which the equipment works to provide focussed solutions to reduce equipment downtime.To be considered for this position you will need to have experience in reliability engineering, risk management, life cycle costing and reliability centered maintenance in underground mining operations.

Your experience will include maintaining Underground equipment, experience preferred with Sandvik drills, Caterpillar LHD’s, Atlas Copco underground trucks and Normet ancillary equipment.

You will have a tertiary qualification in Mechanical Engineering and have proven experience in your chosen discipline.

Key attributes that will contribute to your success include an engaging safety focus, effective team player with enabling communication skills, capability in facilitation, strong analytical and problem solving skills, advanced technical report writing ability and a high level of computer literacy. Previous experience with SAP is advantageous.

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 Cliffs****Nickel West Cliffs is located approximately 375 kilometres north of Kalgoorlie in Western Australia. Cliffs underground Nickel Mine is an integral part of Nickel West Leinster comprising of a nickel concentrator and dryer, located 12 kilometres south of Nickel West Mt Keith. Employees at Cliffs reside at the Mt Keith village, some of the amenities at your disposal include internet connection, outdoor swimming pool, health and fitness equipment, indoor cricket, basketball court, BBQ areas plus and arrange of social activities.

As part of our commitment to health and safety Nickel West Cliffs is a smoke free operation and has a clean shaven policy.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.

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.