Underground Loader Operator (Former Employee) – Leinster, WA – 24 May 2014
A typical day at work would start with an update from the previous shift and a safety brief. During the time I spent with BHP I learnt to operate a number of differing equipment and machinery and my certification was always kept up-to-date. I enjoyed working as part of a team that worked together for a common goal. Because there was a relatively low turnover of staff, you got to know each other well and became much like a family. The hardest times were breakdowns that required time for repairs and left me behind target. The worst part of my experience with BHP was the earthquake that created substantial damage to the mine I was working in and the subsequent closure of that operation. Something you cannot prepare yourself for and was quite unexpected. The best times were always when the equipment was functioning properly and I could work an uninterrupted shift and make good progress.
Plant operator (Former Employee) – Whaleback – 5 January 2017
Plant operator experienced in large mining equipment for production of iron ore fill in supervisor hours of the position can be hard as you are away and isolated for two weeks at a time but if you consertrate on the job on hand you can overcome this
Project Supervisor (Current Employee) – Olympic Dam – 7 March 2015
Work 6.15am smoko at 10am lunch at 14.00 knock off at 17.30 -10 days on 4 off fly in fly out, 6 month contract, EW CSM Wash Tank Replacement project. My Background is primarily heavy construction, with some civil, commercial building and Shop fitting thrown in.so this job has been a change of scenery with instrumentation, valves, fabrication of the tank, pipe spools and chasing information, culminating with a 10 day shut down to change the new for old including an upgrade in the citec system to automate the operation. Its been a great learning curve.
Finishing Dozer Operator D6T (Former Employee) – Jansen, SK – 4 March 2014
Very large site, new potash mine build. Safety rules are 10 years in the future to most construction in the prairies but can easily be part of workers every day activities if aware of surroundings and accept responsibility for his/her own life safety and others around them
Recruitment Administrator (Current Employee) – Toronto, ON – 18 October 2012
Overall, working for BHP has been a very positive experience, I learned many new skills. The management style is transparent and honest. My co-workers were great as well. The most enjoyable part of the job was the variety my role provided and liaising with different cities for recruitment related activities.