Operator Drilling | IO Asset | Jimblebar | 8/6;7/7 Roster

Location: Western Australia Posted Date: November 15, 2017
Employer: BHP Billiton
Employer Job Id: 40093028 CareerMine Job Id: 1393986

About Us

At BHP Billiton 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.


Reporting to the Superintendent Drill & Blast your duties will include:

  • Operate blast hole drill rigs including Atlas Copco Pit Viper 271 & D65
  • Operate and execute the Production activities to produce the required quantity and quality of blasted floor stocks
  • Execute the Drill & Blast work plan and allocate resources to ensure delivery
  • Monitor and report against the Drill & Blast work plan and elevate unplanned and non-routine activity or performance to the Shotfirer
  • Adhere to defined standard procedures and apply safe work practices
  • Review and request updates to Work Management to ensure timely and accurate execution of work orders (e.g. capturing time and attendance as well as all transactional data about work performed)
  • Monitor and manage quality of product and services provided to Customers
  • Keep abreast with latest technological developments and legislative requirements

Skills and Experience

As the successful candidate you will possess the following:

  • Drill & Blast experience accompanied by a Shotfirer’s Licence highly regarded
  • Western Australian Dangerous Goods Security Card (DGSC) is preferred
  • Sound communication and interpersonal skills
  • Experience in a large scale, open pit mining operation is preferred
  • Strong Initiative and practical problem solving skills
  • Minimum of C class manual drivers licence


You will be based at our ‘Jimblebar’ mine site on a fly-in fly-out 8 days on, 6 days off, 7 nights on, 7 nights off roster. Jimblebar is the first Greenfield mine in over 40 years to be both developed and operated by BHP Billiton Iron Ore and is located 40kms North East of Newman, Western Australia. The outstanding facilities at the brand new FIFO village include; a fully equipped gym, swimming pool, golf driving nets, outdoor cinema, netted cricket pitch, tennis and basketball court; beach volleyball court, games room and TV lounge. All rooms at the village have access to 3G wireless internet and Skype, an ensuite bathroom, flat screen television, refrigerator and air-conditioning.

Remuneration and Benefits

Join us and be rewarded with interesting, challenging work in a supportive team culture. Develop skills for life whilst enjoying access to benefits including: incentive bonus, award winning share scheme, education assistance and a generous parental leave policy, which now includes Superannuation contributions during parental leave.

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.

Reference Number – 40093028

We reserve the right to commence recruitment proceedings immediately
This opportunity is currently only open to candidates with the right to work in Australia
BHP Billiton Iron Ore is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages indigenous Australian and female candidates to apply