Rio Tinto

Tradesperson Electrical

Rio Tinto
Invercargill, Invercargill, NZ
Nov 21, 2020
Dec 21, 2020
Trade & Skilled
Work Term
Work Load
Full Time
Tradesperson Electrical
  • Pioneers in producing low carbon, high purity aluminium
  • Gain invaluable expertise maintaining complex machinery
  • Attractive remuneration and benefits

About the role

All progress begins with pioneers. At Rio Tinto, it begins with you

Reporting to the Maintenance Superintendent the role of Tradesperson Electrical will focus on identifying opportunities to extend critical equipment component life and to prevent early life equipment failure. With a demonstrated commitment to improving safety, cost and productivity you will follow structured processes to optimise preventative maintenance tactics and minimise overall business costs.

This role is a great opportunity for a safety focused, team player who has strong problem-solving skills. Responsibilities include:
  • Identifying and conducting planned and unplanned repair and diagnostic work within production time constraints on a wide variety of equipment.
  • Promoting and identifying HSE opportunities to improve equipment, processes and behaviours.
  • Adding value through identifying and implementing improvement initiatives and applying robust defecting elimination practices.
  • Managing your workload and being a point of contact on jobs.
  • Continually developing and improving how you work.

What we offer
  • A work environment where safety is always the number one priority
  • A competitive base salary reflective of your skills and experience with annual incentive program
  • Comprehensive medical assistance scheme
  • Attractive share ownership plan
  • Leave for all of life's reasons (vacation/annual, paid parental, sick leave) including long service leave
  • Access to transport assistance between Invercargill and Tiwai.
  • Competitive superannuation programme
  • Career development & education assistance to further your technical or leadership ambitions

What you'll bring

To be successfully considered for this role, you will have:
  • NZ Electrical registration and a current practising licence.
  • A high degree of flexibility and strong problem-solving skills to identify and conduct planned and unplanned repair and diagnostic work.
  • Demonstrated a commitment to safety and continuous improvement.

It will also be beneficial if you have:
  • Field experience in industrial automation (PLC and VSD), and HMI and SCADA systems experience.
  • Experience diagnosing and repairing hydraulic systems within the heavy industry or large scale complex continuous processing operations.

About Rio Tinto

Every idea, every innovation, every little thing the world calls 'progress' begins with a first step, and someone willing to take it: explorers, inventors, entrepreneurs. Pioneers.

For nearly 150 years, Rio Tinto has been a company of pioneers generations of people spanning the globe, all with the grit and vision to produce materials essential to human progress.

Our iron ore has shaped skylines from Shanghai to Sydney. Our aluminium the world's first to be certified "responsible" helps planes fly and makes cars lighter. Our copper helps wind turbines power cities and our boron helps feed the world and explore the universe. Our diamonds help us celebrate the best parts of life.

Where you'll be working

Rio Tinto Aluminium Pacific Operations

Rio Tinto is a global leader in aluminium, one of the world's most widely used metals.

Active in the sector for more than 110 years, today we operate large-scale, high-quality bauxite mines and alumina refineries, and have the world's most modern and competitive aluminium smelter portfolio.

Our Pacific Operations sites are located along the east coast of Australia, at the tip of the Northern Territory and in New Zealand's south. With more than 6,000 employees, we operate a full value chain approachmining, refining and smelting. Our portfolio includes four bauxite mines, two refineries, four smelters and one power station, and is supported by technical experts located in our Brisbane hub, including a fully operational Operations Centre for our bauxite mines.

Every Voice Matters

At Rio Tinto, we particularly welcome and encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, women, the LGBTI+ community, mature workers, people with disabilities and people from different cultural backgrounds.

We are committed to an inclusive environment where people feel comfortable to be themselves. We want our people to feel that all voices are heard, all cultures respected and that a variety of perspectives are not only welcome they are essential to our success. We treat each other fairly and with dignity regardless of race, gender, nationality, ethnic origin, religion, age, sexual orientation or anything else that makes us different.