BHP is hiring!

Underground Entry Level Miners

Mine Operator

Role: Mine Operator

Employment: Not specified

Location: South Australia, Australia


  • Parental leave

  • Job Overview

    Date: 18 Apr 2024

    Job Posting End Date:

    Job Country: Australia

    Job State/Province: South Australia

    Job Location/Region: Roxby Downs

    About BHP

    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 the Role

    We are currently seeking expressions of interest from candidates whom are looking to join our underground mining operations. These Entry Level positions, will ensure you come to site and get the appropriate training within our Production (Load & Haul) environment, to then be considered for other roles within our Development & Services departments, as you become more familiar with our underground operations, safety procedures & underground road network.

    In this role you will:

    • Promote and consistently follow the standards and procedures designed to enable you to work safely and effectively every day.

    • Identify and implement opportunities to improve productivity, efficiency and cost effectiveness.

    • Ensure all safe work systems, procedures and standards are adhered to through frequent inspection of the workplace.

    • Please note these roles will be available from June 2024 – December 2024

    About you

    • Proven commitment to look after your own wellbeing and the confidence to speak up when others put themselves in harm’s way.

    • Be focused on working collaboratively within your team to achieve results.

    • Able to follow relevant processes and procedures within your department.

    • Be a team player who is self-motivated.

    • Willing to learn and contribute to promoting a supportive and positive team culture.

    • A valid Driver’s Licence with significant experience driving a manual vehicle.

    To be considered for these positions it is not considered essential to have prior experience within the Mining industry. We are seeking applications from individuals who are keen to learn new skills, have a proactive attitude and willing to be part of a high performing, collaborative team.

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    About Our Process

    At BHP, we are committed to employing individuals who align with the BHP Charter Values and meet the requirements of the role. As part of the recruitment process, there are a number of checks which may be conducted to demonstrate applicants suitability for a role including police / criminal background checks, medical, drug and alcohol testing, due diligence checks, right to work checks, and/or reference checks.

    If you are already employed directly by BHP, please log in using your BHP email address or apply via our internal jobs portal.

    Supporting a Diverse Workforce

    The size, stability and magnitude of our business not only provides significant opportunity for professional development, but also attractive salary packages with performance-based bonuses and a best-in-class employee share program. 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.

    At BHP, we know that we are strengthened by diversity. We are an Equal Opportunity employer that is committed to making BHP a safe and inclusive workplace where everyone can thrive and be at their best every day. We are focused on creating a workforce that’s more diverse and represents the communities where we work and live. providing a work environment in which everyone is included, treated fairly and with respect. We are an Equal Opportunity employer and recognise that true diversity includes gender, age, race, disability status, sexual orientation, religion, neurodiversity, education levels, and many more aspects of your identity.

    BHP is committed to providing a recruitment process that is fair, equitable and accessible for all. If you have a disability, we know that it may be helpful for us to adjust our process to make it equitable for your individual situation. If you would like to reach out to someone about your situation and our recruitment process, please email us at


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