Underground Communications Supervisor

BHP - Roxby Downs SA
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 looking for an experienced Underground Communications Supervisor to join our Operational Technology (OT) team! This role will be responsible for supervising the one of our OT Execution team’s work activities in the Olympic Dam underground operation in compliance with the weekly work schedule, operating standards, procedures, work instructions and defined processes to achieve optimal maintenance outcomes.


This role is a 7 Day, 7 off, 7 nights, 7 off roster with the opportunity for either FIFO/BIBO or Residential in Roxby downs, South Australia.


The successful candidate will be working towards the delivery of value-adding maintenance and improvement initiatives to ensure a high level of availability for our underground communications infrastructure.


Main job responsibilities will include but not limited to:


  • Demonstrating commitment to customer service both internal and external to the team
  • Coaching, mentoring and building capability within your team
  • Pursuing operating perfection in work practices and approach
  • Empowering the team to deliver and improve on results through continuous improvement
  • Supervising the execution of the weekly work schedule and approved break in work
  • Monitoring and verifying the competency of team in the safe performance of their duties
  • Assessing and approving and prioritising work related to communications equipment
  • Allocation of resources to achieve optimal maintenance outcomes
  • Reporting of events and hazards in a timely and accurate manner
  • Managing multiple stakeholder engagement
About You

As the successful candidate you will possess the following:


  • Technology/Communications related qualification, or background in a technical field
  • Proven leadership experience and capability, including performance management
  • SAP and work management experience
  • Exposure to mining environments or heavy industry risk management
  • Equipment experience / exposure to (desirable)
o Analogue and digital radio systems
o Fibre & CCTV management
o Wifi and IP network understanding
o PED transmission systems
o Mobile HV equipment on board technologies
o PLC networks 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.


BHP also requires employees in Australia to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our people (from the 31st of January 2022 or earlier depending on relevant state health directives). If you are applying for a role at BHP please consider this new requirement when submitting your application. BHP will also adhere to any relevant health directives that may be made that affects our workforce. For further information please see our website

Supporting a Diverse Workforce

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


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. 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.

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