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The Big Australian calls out to Hill

Saturday, 27th May, 2017

Construction on the Olympic Dam’s Southern Mine Area is underway. PICTURE: Supplied Construction on the Olympic Dam’s Southern Mine Area is underway. PICTURE: Supplied

By Kara de Groot

BHP has announced some 350 jobs are opening up at its Olympic Dam mine in South Australia.

Australia’s largest underground mine is looking to expand operations into the Southern Mine Area of the site, and BHP Olympic Dam Asset President Jacqui McGill said people from Broken Hill are encouraged to apply.

“We would encourage residents, particularly women, from BHP’s birthplace of Broken Hill who are safety focussed, team players and who have the confidence to speak up and share their ideas to consider applying for roles available,” she said.

“Our recruitment covers a range of roles, including new positions in the Southern Mine Area as well as operator, trades and functional support roles in Health, Safety and Environment across the underground and surface operations.”

Ms McGill said they are looking for contractors as well as permanent positions, based in Adelaide as well as on site at Olympic Dam.

At this stage the Southern Mine Area of the site is central to Olympic Dam’s future growth, with about half of the jobs available supporting new production from the area.

There will also be team roles focussed on delivering major infrastructure and growth projects on smelter construction, the Whenan Shaft rehabilitation and the Brownfield Expansion Project.

“Many of our roles are suitable for people who haven’t worked in the resources industry before, we are looking for people with transferable skills,” Ms McGill said.

“We are investing hundreds of millions of dollars in our operations, infrastructure and people so it’s a very exciting time to join the BHP Olympic Dam team,” she said.

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