Rio Tinto

Tradesperson Electrical

Rio Tinto
Invercargill, NZ
Jan 14, 2021
Feb 13, 2021
Trade & Skilled
Work Term
Work Load
Full Time
HV Electrical Maintainer / Trainee Rectifier Control Officer

NZAS makes some of the purest aluminium in the world, using renewable hydro-electricity, and we are proud of the fact that NZAS is one of only a handful of smelters that can market under Rio Tinto's RenewAl brand. This guarantees that our aluminium is made from traceable raw materials and is produced with electricity from low carbon sources, using world class smelting processes.

The Opportunity

We currently have a vacancy for High Voltage Maintainer/Rectifier Control Officer (RCO) in our Power Supply team. The successful applicant will be maintaining NZAS high voltage assets to maximise equipment availability and minimise disruption to production lines.

Initially you will work as a HV industrial electrician undertaking regular planned maintenance and HV Switching in a high voltage switchyard.

Training to become an RCO will commence simultaneously while in the HV Electrical Maintainer role, as advised by your Supervisor. Therefore, we are looking for someone who is capable and willing to train as an RCO as required.

What you will need for this role

Requirements for this role include:
  • New Zealand Electrical registration and a current practising license
  • Skills in formal fault finding, diagnosis and defect elimination techniques
  • A demonstrated ability to learn new concepts quickly
  • Flexibility to work shift work

The following would be highly desirable:
  • Field experience in High Voltage industry
  • Competency in use of SAP maintenance systems
  • Comprehensive knowledge of risk management and change recording
  • Comprehensive knowledge of maintenance strategies and tactics.
  • Experience in the application of lean manufacturing and reliability / condition monitoring techniques
  • Formal training in problem solving (e.g. Apollo Root Cause Analysis)

What the role entails

This is a Roster 2 shift work role (2 x 12 hours days, 2 x 12 hour nights, 4 days off) with a generous shift allowance provision.

You will possess a personal commitment to safety and teamwork, along with a strong desire to develop your career, while contributing to the success of the operation. This is a small team in a critical area of the plant, so flexibility is also a requirement.

At NZAS, you will be rewarded with an attractive salary along with many other employee benefits. Working within a dynamic and friendly culture, in an organisation renowned for its world class safety standards and high quality product, this is a rare opportunity not to be missed.

We are a company that believes in equal opportunity employment and we strongly encourage female applicants to apply.

The closing date for applications is Wednesday 3rd February 2021.