Mechanical Fitting Trainer, Mackay FutureFit Academy


Posted on:  26th Mar 2024

About BHP Operations Services

BHP Operations Services delivers industry leading mining services across BHP operations Australia-wide with specialist capabilities in load and haul, fixed plant maintenance and mobile maintenance. BHP Operations Services has a strong focus on people capability and culture. Our people are our greatest asset and are at the centre of everything that we do. We focus on high performance safety and productivity through our people. With world-class training that is unmatched in the industry and the opportunity to advance your career across locations and commodities, join the team and make your place in BHP.​

About the Role

Through BHP’s Future Fit Academy we are providing a nationally standardised curriculum for trade apprenticeships and maintenance traineeships. Campuses have been established in Forrestfield in Perth and Mackay in Queensland. They include virtual reality simulation training and full mobile equipment and fixed plant workshops. We are seeking an experienced and skilled Mech/Plant Fitter to come and be part of this amazing opportunity to develop our future workforce at our Mackay facility. The role is based in Mackay and will involve working an 8/6 roster – (8 days on, 6 days off, 1 day on, 7 afternoons on, 6 days off), rosters are subject to change based on business requirements.  These roles are town based, not FIFO, meaning you will be home after every shift. The Trainer - Apprenticeships will work closely with the students in both classroom and workshop sessions as well as working with the Supervisor Apprenticeships, Specialist Apprenticeships and relevant subject matter experts to ensure that the training materials are kept current and relevant.

About You

If you have experience in Mech/Plant Fitting and are passionate about developing others, we are looking for you. While a Cert IV TAE is highly desirable, we may be able to assist in attaining this for the right candidate. Ideally you will possess a number of the following skills and qualifications:  

  • Experienced in Mechanical Fitting.
  • Certificate IV in Workplace Training and Assessment desirable. We can assist in attaining this qualification for the right candidate.
  • Willingness to set example and implement change, as well as influence, coach and model BHP values and behaviours.
  • Willingness to learn and grow within the role. Diversity of thought and practical experience will be embraced.
  • Positive attitude, strong interpersonal skills and ability to build effective working relationships across a range of team members and stakeholders.

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 [email protected].

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