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Superintendent Mine Production - Underground job in South Australia

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Job Ref:  786664
Employer:  BHP Billiton
Industry:  Mining
Job Type:  Permanent
Country:  Australia
County/State:  South Australia
City:  South Australia
12/10/2016 21:05

BHP Billiton's Olympic Dam, located 560 kilometres north of Adelaide, South Australia, is one of Australia's largest underground mines, incorporating a complex minerals processing operation, producing copper cathode, uranium oxide concentrate, gold and silver.

On offer is a range of employee benefits including development and career opportunities together with a competitive remuneration package including employee share options, generous superannuation contributions, 18 weeks paid parental leave, performance based bonus scheme and flexible work arrangements.

About the role

Leading the largest underground production fleet in Australia, the Superintendent Mine Production is a crucial role at Olympic Dam and will play a significant part in ensuring the ongoing success, safety and profitability of our operation.

Please note this position is based at Olympic Dam on an 8/6 roster however a FIFO arrangement may be approved for the right candidate.

Reporting directly to the Manager Mine Production, you be leading a team of over 350 personnel, operating production plant, equipment and infrastructure overseeing compliance with operating standards, procedures, work instructions and defined processes to achieve optimal production outcomes.

Strong engagement of your workforce will enable you to improve work practises and generate ideas for the continuous improvement program. Building and maintaining effective working relationships with Execution Load & Haul, Drill & Blast, Maintenance and Engineering will allow you to prioritise the improvement programs and ensure your resources are deployed efficiently.

Above all else, you will be an excellent leader who both inspires and leads change through engagement, and be able to demonstrate a proven ability to build a diverse culture of high performance, focusing on effective delivery and strong accountability. You will be expected to challenge and drive continued improvement on cost, capital and productivity initiatives

While not essential, you will ideally be tertiary qualified in a relevant engineering discipline, have previously managed sizeable teams and have significant experience in an underground operation.

Here at Olympic Dam we have embarked on an exciting journey, with a clear focus on achieving our ambitious targets by focusing on Performance, Simplicity and above else, Safety. Join us.

Please note this position is based at Olympic Dam, operating on an 8/6 roster arrangement, with residential or FIFO options available.


Olympic Dam is located approximately 10 kilometres from Roxby Downs, a community of 3,500 people with an active and progressive community network. Roxby Downs is home to a variety of modern, well equipped housing, educational, health, sporting, leisure, shopping and cultural facilities.

How to Apply

Apply online before 5pm, 30 th October 2016.

BHP Billiton Olympic Dam is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages females and Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people to apply.

BHP Billiton employees should advise their immediate line manager of their application.

BHP Billiton has an overriding commitment to safety and environmental responsibility.
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