Shot Firer - Nickel West

Location: Regional WA
Job Type: Full time
Reference: 58884

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 value and respect employees, offering an inclusive and diverse environment Working as part of the Drill and Blast team you will be committed to safety while assisting to achieve production targets and low cost mining
  • Permanent opportunity on offer - Roster 14 days on/ 7 days off
  • Competitive salary on offer plus 12% superannuation and a range of company benefits

You will be part of a Drill and Blast Team committed to operating a Safe and Productive operation with an Engaged and Empowered workforce. Our Drill and Blast Team is committed to challenging the status quo through continuous learning and improvementsNickel 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 an open pit and 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 Village. Take the heat off the day and head to the pool - or join in a game of footy. BBQ dinners are regularly held and other social activities include movie nights. Employees commute to and from Perth on a fly in / fly out roster or form regional areas on a drive in / drive out roster.Skills and Requirements include:

  • Current relevant experience working as a shot

firer or blast crew member

  • WA Shot Firer’s Licence
  • A current Australian manual driver's license.
  • Experience with pyrotechnic and electronic

detonation systems

  • Good communication skills and a can do


Beneficial, but not mandatory

  • Experience operating production drills
  • Experience operating mining production

equipment such as haul trucks, loaders, dozers, excavators or graders.

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.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.