Rio Tinto

Superintendent HME Maintenance

Rio Tinto
Weipa, AU
Feb 22, 2021
Mar 24, 2021
Work Term
Work Load
Full Time
Superintendent HME Maintenance
  • Opportunity to lead, influence and drive Northern Operations Heavy Equipment (HEQ) maintenance operation
  • Take control in a fast paced and hands on role
  • Enjoy a relaxed coastal lifestyle in an ideal residential environment; become part of the Weipa community!

About the role

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

We are looking for a Superintendent HME Maintenance in our Northern Operations Heavy Equipment Workshops. This critical role provides leadership to successfully deliver maintenance activities for the East Weipa and Andoom Operation and its heavy equipment fleet of approximately 55 assets, including 776 and 777 haul trucks, 785 rear tippers, 992 and 993 loaders, D11 dozers and ancillary equipment.

Tasked with coordinating four operational crews to safely meet targets, this role is a great opportunity for an experienced leader to take the reins and effectively deliver the maintenance strategy for our agile bauxite mining operation.

Reporting to the Manager Northern Operations and working in a challenging and exciting environment, you will:
  • Coach and develop Supervisors and crew Coordinators to continuously improve the HME and fleet performance;
  • Manage major maintenance activities;
  • Provide peer support to achieve the broader Weipa Portfolio objectives;
  • Identify, lead and implement productivity enhancing initiatives;
  • Drive a workshop culture aligned with Rio Tinto's The Way We Work;
  • Continue to integrate Critical Risk Management (CRM) and Human Performance (HP) into day to day operations and lead a safety culture of continuous improvement and safety leadership at all levels;
  • Where required, effectively engage and consult with internal and external stakeholders to ensure positive outcomes are achieved for all matters.

What you will bring
  • A commitment to the safety of yourself and your team
  • Mechanical tertiary or trade qualification necessary to understand the technical aspects involved with the maintenance of heavy equipment across a mining operation;
  • A strong commitment to Health Safety, Environment and local community;
  • Demonstrated experience in leading large teams of maintenance personnel;
  • A demonstrated understanding of the work management process, and a commitment to that process;
  • Ability to promote, mentor and drive a diverse way of thinking and ability to challenge the status quo;
  • Strong analytical and people skills;
  • A Manual C Class Drivers Licence.

What we offer
  • Domestic relocation assistance on offer
  • Weipa accommodation benefit
  • Remote area allowance
  • Remote area holiday travel assistance
  • Paid parental leave up to 9 months
  • Health cover scheme for employees and their immediate family
  • Salary sacrifice & packaging options rental, mortgage, super, vehicle
  • Rio Tinto employee share programme
  • Employee discounts banking, accommodation, motoring, retail and more.

Where you will be working

Weipa - Rio Tinto Weipa is located 900km north-west of Cairns on the Gulf of Carpentaria and has been operating for over 50 years. Over the years, it has developed into a vibrant and diverse cultural hub of the Western Cape. Weipa offers a coastal community rich in geographical beauty and cultural heritage that provides families with opportunities to participate in leisure activities, sports and community events. With a strong sense of community, the region has plenty of natural beauty to offer including the opportunities for boating, fishing, camping and exploring. Construction of the Amrun mining operation, located 40 kilometres southwest of Weipa, was completed in late 2018 expanding our bauxite operations to continue production from one of the world's premier bauxite deposits.

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.

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.

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