Mine Control Operations Engineer | Olympic Dam
Adelaide, SA, AU
3d ago
source : Australian FIFO & Mining Jobs

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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 The Role

About Olympic Dam Mine

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.

  • As an emerging enabler for Value Chain Excellence a Mine Control environment is being established to support Mine Operations, including Development, Mine Services and Production employees;
  • working collaboratively with operations teams on a shift-to-shift basis to make faster decisions improving safety and optimising value.

    Within the OD Mine, you will work with passionate, innovative and results driven individuals who bring the best of themselves to what they do.

    Coming from diverse backgrounds, they embrace new ways of working and benefit from comprehensive training to prepare them for their roles.

    About The Position

    As the Mine Control Operations Engineer you will be based at Olympic Dam operation and will report to the Superintendent Control Operations.

    This position will see you ensure the Mine Control Operations is operating efficiently, effectively and delivering customer requirements.

    You will also investigate, identify and implement improvement opportunities, working closely with other engineering teams.

    This position is being offered on a 5 days on 2 days off / 4 days on 3 days off Dayshift roster. FIFO from Adelaide and Residential options are available.

    Core Responsibilities

  • Providing leadership to Control Operations Mine team & empowering them to support performance of the mine;
  • Have an understanding of all the functions within the Mine Control Operation & mine as a whole;
  • Improve Mine Control Operations processes to deliver improved weekly schedule compliance;
  • Act on escalations from the team to minimise risk and optimise the plan outcome accordingly;
  • Provide insight & guide the team on how to Optimise the week 0 schedule to achieve the best outcome for the mine;
  • Reporting & investigating any significant deviation from the operational plans
  • About You

    As the successful candidate, you will have a tertiary education in Engineering and previous experience working at an underground Mining operation, particularly planning and scheduling.

    Strong communication and interpersonal skills are a must, allowing you to build relationships across departments and to communicate at all levels.

    A strong working knowledge of Power BI, Mining and ERP and the Microsoft Office suite is well regarded.

    You will also experience working within control rooms or control centres as well as your leadership awareness and drive to see you succeed in this role.

    Supporting a diverse workforce

    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 and other extended leave entitlements.


    The safety of BHP’s people and our candidates is our number one priority.

    To protect the health and safety of vulnerable persons in line with current Government advice, you may be asked to undergo a COVID-19 related health assessment.

    Due to the unfolding circumstances of COVID-19 and the Government regulations in place to deal with the pandemic, your working location and / or roster as advertised in this advert may be temporarily subject to change whilst the government regulations are in place.

    This is to ensure the health safety of our workforce, and to implement effective social distancing measures. These changes if applicable will be discussed at screening and interview stage.

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