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Be punctual, be alert on safety and hazards, be aware of your work areas, be clear in your verbal correspondence to radio control communications, be nice to people, attitudes saves lives , your safety is others safety


Beautiful comfortable mining atmosphere everything you need is in camp


Hours are long But reasonable personal issues from home life can interfere, talking to your management is the best insurance of safety and awareness
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Very non productive. Dishonest and unskilled managers.

Managers not there for the job or the people or the company. They fabricate outcomes. Investigations are driven by the desired outcome. Weak and easily intimidated by skills and knowledge. Purple circles. Poorest culture of any place i have ever worked. They are not watching you are being watched. Try it see for yourself.


No free lunch


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Boys club

Definetly depends on the area you are assigned to. My experience was a complete s#!% show from the get go. I really enjoyed the physical work, but never stood a chance in the boys club.
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dont do a traineeship

lots of bullying by older males towards younger trainees and females. Terrible money if doing a traineeship. get paid for 12 hours a day but ends up more like 13 - 14.


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Fun one day, not enjoyable the next

Area C is a secure site to work at having years and years of mine life left. The equipment isn't too bad, starting to get shabby in places. I did enjoy my time there, an average day will have you question why you are doing the job a certain way but it's best not to think about it and just do it how they tell you to. The crews are good, friendly people and helpful too. I always said I didn't want to work for BHP, but they do pay good money and the job security is excellent in the Mining industry.


Good Salary


Long hours like an FIFO job
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Production Technician 9/89 - 9/2015

Had many varying and different positions throughout the extent of my working career at Western Mining / BHPBilliton, learning and operating various different pieces of equipment, including molten metal handling, processing anode furnace and casting anodes, forklift driving, control room operator and acid plant technician.
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Team Work

Doing FIFO work for ten years you are always meeting new friends, I loved this part of the job meeting new people, management were always easy to talk to and quick to resolve matters that arised, family was very important and being away sometimes for 4 weeks at a time missing family events would have to be the hardest part. As far as driving I had a mobile office which the scenery was different every day, I enjoyed driving. I have made some wonderful friends and I enjoy their company on the R & Rs. Safety is a huge issue and so it should be I learned to never be complacent as each day I learned something new.


stable job


family times
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The enviroment at times was fun but in a split second it could be frustrating.

The guys were great but management needs a overhaul. To watch my back. The correct way to maintain a locomotive. The hardest part of the job was being told you are doing incorrect work from management who of have never done the job before. The most enjoyable part of the job was working with friends and flying home.




Ignorant management
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great crew

Mt Keith was enjoyable to work at, the crew was great upper management was wonderful. Everyone watched out for each other.


great friends made from crew


no cons
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Good company to work for. Gave me a start in the industry (I was completely green) and provided opportunities for learning new skills.

Worked on the 'Sportsman roster' (5/5, 4/4 5/4 rotating) but would have preferred 8/6 or 2/1. Employed me as a complete newbie, and having no experience in the industry, provided ample opportunities to learn new skills and advance into my role. Like all large organizations, there were probably too many middle management, which could sometimes hamper decision making, thus resulting in jobs and tasks perhaps taking longer than they really should have. Having said that, the safety culture was good and the lifestyle and salary not too bad.


Learning opportunities, quarterly bonuses.


Long bus ride to site (not fifo).
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Good salary

prefer new starters, dont listen to experience,full of problems no manager wants to fix,be part of a prestart or toolbox see for yourself


Lots of experience


All out of school management
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production is a must but great working atmosphere

great company to work for,good roster and good team enviroment which makes the day more pleasant as you are working long hours.The tonnes we aim to achive on a shift can be done without taking short cuts in a safe manner which gives you good job satisfaction.When you have management that is prepared work with and listen to experienced workers some ideas is always a win win and by far makes it a more enjoyable place to work.
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3.9 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
4.2 out of 5 stars for Salary/Benefits
3.5 out of 5 stars for Job Security/Advancement
3.6 out of 5 stars for Management
3.8 out of 5 stars for Culture

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