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Operations services

Are you ready to make your place at BHP?

What is Operations Services all about? BHP Operations Services (OS) is a production and maintenance workforce. We offer permanent roles within BHP with full-time benefits including flexible working arrangements and more.

Why Operations Services?

 

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BHP’s Operations Services has a different model to the rest of BHP. We offer permanent roles within BHP, but with a focus on our people, how we connect and achieving high performance.

Operations Service is a part of BHP that provides Production and Maintenance services. The jobs we offer are permanent BHP roles with full-time benefits including flexible working arrangements and full leave entitlements, including:

  • Annual leave
  • Personal Leave, and
  • Parental Leave

You have the option to also split up to 18 weeks paid parental leave benefits between parents if both work for OS. Employees will become eligible for parental leave benefits after three months of continuous employment with OS.

With smaller teams, some of the latest technology and constant communication with supervisors in the field, our team is safer, more productive and are building a really enjoyable place to work together.

 

Certainty with flexibility

We offer a range of flexible work options, such as job-share and the flexibility to move across sites. We’re committed to working with you to find the move that will work best for you.

As OS offers permanent positions with full-time benefits, flexible work options such as job share are available to support your needs and preferences. 

One of the great benefits of working at OS is the ability to move across sites. We’ll work with you to ensure a change in location suits you and are open to flexible work options. 

Some of the options available could include, but are not limited to: night-shift only, day-shift only, part time, job share, staggered shifts, casual, 2on/1off or 1on/2off shifts.

 

Empowered teamwork

Our performance culture empowers our team to come forward with ideas. Every individual brings unique skills, experience and perspectives to our workplace. We’re looking for people from a broad range of backgrounds who can bring their passion and enthusiasm to implementing new ideas.

By reducing team sizes, we want to foster performance, safety and growth for our team. People working for OS get more contact with their supervisors and more communication with each other. This approach is making our team safer, more productive and makes the job site a really enjoyable place to work.

Your ideas, suggestions, and passion for team-work and performance will be welcomed. We want to work together to deliver great business outcomes and help you achieve your personal goals.

 

The Mastery program

More than ever, we’re striving to connect our team. It’s more than watching a video or a pre-start, its knowing the people in your team. It’s also speaking up to capture the best ideas from the front line and building a workplace where everyone is listened to. We’re implementing smaller teams with more time in the field for supervisors and superintendents to build better lines of communication making work safer, smarter and more productive.

We want to give our people the opportunity to be able to develop so they can be the best they can be with our Mastery Program. Our people have personalised development plans to take their career to places they never thought possible.

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Frequently asked questions about OS

General FAQ

  • What is the difference between OS and BHP?
    There is no difference. OS is a key component of BHP’s strategy to maintain our competitive edge in the current operating environment.
  • Is OS still BHP?
    Yes. OS is a key part of the BHP’s ongoing strategy to maintain our competitive edge in the current operating environment.
  • What is Operations Services and what will it do?
    Operations Service is a new team within BHP that will provide Production and Maintenance services. Employees of Operations Services will be permanent BHP employees.
  • Why do we need Operations Services?

    As well as being part of a team that values your health and safety above all else, you will also have access to market competitive salaries under specific OS terms and conditions and the following benefits:

    • 10.5% Superannuation
    • Generous parental leave benefits
    • Annual leave
    • Personal leave
    • Bonus based on individual performance
    • Personalised training and development
    • Access to the BHP share matching program
    • Flexible work options
  • What outcomes is the business looking to achieve?
    Operations Services will increase our internal capabilities and address current limitations to labour availability. It will help BHP maintain our edge in a highly competitive operating environment.
  • How involved are you in the communities where you operate?

    We are actively involved in our communities. In addition to employing directly from our local communities we also use local suppliers where practical and work closely with local organisations to collectively enhance the quality of life in our communities.

Recruitment process

  • Can current BHP employees apply for OS roles?
    Yes. Current employees are able to apply for OS roles.
  • I'm already working at a BHP site as labour hire or service contractor, do I still have to go through the Operations Services application process?
    Yes. All applicants will progress through the same process to ensure fairness.
  • How do I apply for a job with BHP?
    The best way is to submit your application online in response to one of our advertised positions. When you have completed the online application process, one of our resourcing specialists will review your application. Make sure you enter all your details correctly so we can contact you.
  • Can I communicate directly with a BHP recruitment or hiring manager?
    It is important that you submit your application through the online process. Should we wish to progress your application, a Talent Acquisition Specialist will contact you about next steps.
  • Can I fax my application to you?
    No, all applications must be submitted online so we can easily track your application and to ensure all applicants are following the same process.
  • Can I apply for more than one (1) job at a time?
    Absolutely. You are welcome to apply for any of our job postings that you believe match your skill-set and career aspirations
  • What are the requirements for the role?

    Operations Services has been intentionally designed to be a great place to work, where your ideas, suggestions and passion for team-work and performance will be welcomed so that we can work together to, deliver great business outcomes and help you achieve your personal goals.


    To find out more about the specific requirements of the roles you are interested in, please navigate to the 'Apply now' section on this page to view our current job advertisements.

  • What happens after you apply for a job?
    We will send you an automated email response confirming receipt of your submission. All communication will be via email so make sure your contact details are always up to date. If your application is successful to progress, we will be in contact to inform you of the next steps. If your application is not successful, your details will be retained for future opportunities.
  • As an applicant of OS, what can I expect from the selection process?

    Our candidate experience may include any or all of the following:

    • Online application (submit your resume and complete the application form),
    • Online abilities testing,
    • Virtual Engagement Centre that includes a behavioural interview, ability assessment and group activity,
    • Pre-employment checks including background checks (police check, rights to work in Australia, drivers licence) and a Pre-Employment medical. 
  • How long does the recruitment process take?

    Shortlisting for roles will commence once the deadline for applications has expired. Due to the high volume of submissions for these roles it is likely to take us longer than the usual time to respond.


    We will be conducting regular Engagement Centres as part of our recruitment process across a number of locations nationally. Our aim is to meet as many applicants as possible in the coming months. If you do not receive an invitation as anticipated it doesn’t mean you have not been successful (you will be notified if this is the case), it is much more likely that we are still working through the applications.

  • What's the level of interest for Operations Services roles?
    We’re pleased to share that there’s been strong interest in the permanent Operations Services roles and we’re currently working our way through the high volumes of applications received.
  • What's BHP's policy on alcohol and drugs?
    Employee safety is paramount for Operations Services. Testing for alcohol and illegal drugs takes place during the recruitment process and across all of our sites. Participation in the testing program for alcohol and drugs is a condition of employment with OS.
  • Who pays for any medical tests conducted as part of the recruitment process?
    The cost of any initial medical testing as part of the Operations Services selection centre will be paid by BHP. Any additional testing required is paid for by yourself.
  • I have no mining experience - are these roles for me?
    Yes. Operations Services hires candidates from a large range of backgrounds, many of which have no previous resources experience. We value diversity of thought and fresh perspectives which someone from outside the sector, with different skills, can bring to our business. Once inside BHP, there are many diverse career pathways you can take that may not have imagined before.
  • I want to get an apprenticeship or traineeship - can you do this in OS?
    Apprentice and Trainee positions will be made available and advertised accordingly. Please sign up for job alerts ‘Here’  so that we can notify you when these opportunities are available.

Lifestyle

  • What does the work roster look like?
    Primarily the roster offered will be a 7on/7off roster. For some Maintenance roles the roster will flex with Shutdown schedules but provide a stable salary as part of the package. Some of the options available could include, but are not limited to: night-shift only, day-shift only, part time, job share, staggered shifts, casual, 2on/1off or 1on/2off shifts.
  • What's life like at Operations Services?
    Operations Services has a focus on permanent operators and maintainers at the centre of everything that we do. If you like working as part of a small team that feels more like a family, you’ll fit right in. Supervisors spend more time in the field and will take the time to get to know the team making it a safer, more productive and really enjoyable place to work. As part of the Mastery program you’ll have your own personalised development plan to take your career to places you never thought possible. Are you ready to make your place?
  • Is OS a diverse and inclusive workplace?
    OS, and BHP, recognise that we are strengthened by diversity and inclusion. Every individual brings unique skills, experience and perspectives to our workplace. We are committed to providing an environment in which everyone is included, treated fairly and with respect, and has the opportunity to maximise their potential.
  • Are flexible work options available

    We want our people to work flexibly and are committed to working with you to find the flexible work option that works best for you.

    Such options may include, but are not limited to: night-shift only, day-shift only, part time, job share, staggered shifts, casual, 2on/1off, 1on/2off

    We are open to discussing any flexible work options, so if you have an idea for a flexible work arrangement that appeals to you, please feel free to discuss it with us during the recruitment process, or your line leader should you join OS.

  • How physically demanding is it to be a Machine Operator - Production?
    We place the highest priority on the wellbeing of our people. With some of the best equipment and mine sites in the industry and we work extensively to engineer our equipment to reduce the physical demands on our people.
  • Where do I live when I'm at the mine site?
    This depends on your individual circumstances and may include camp or residential accommodation.
  • What facilities are located onsite?
    This depends on your individual circumstances and may include access to gyms, swimming pools and local town facilities.
  • Will I have to share a bedroom, bathroom or living facilities?
    No, you will not have to share a bathroom or living facilities. All camp rooms have their own bathroom.

Family

  • What are the leave entitlements and how do they work?

    Full leave entitlements are part of our offering at Operations Services. This includes:

    • Annual leave
    • Personal leave, and
    • Parental leave
  • What is the parental leave policy at BHP?
    We offer up to 18 weeks paid parental leave for employees upon the birth or adoption of a child. Paid parental leave benefits can also be split between parents if both work for OS. Employees will become eligible for parental leave benefits after three months of continuous employment with OS.
  • Are there childcare options available?
    Employees are responsible for managing their own child care needs and requirements.
  • What happens if I'm away from home and one of family members become sick?
     If something happens at home, while you’re at work, please speak with your Supervisor who will ensure you are provided with the necessary support and arrangements.
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