Rio Tinto

Technical Officer

Rio Tinto
Invercargill, NZ
Apr 08, 2021
Apr 19, 2021
Work Term
Work Load
Full Time
Technical Officer
  • Stability and career progression opportunities - recent power agreement secures the extension of operation of Tiwai Point aluminium smelter until December 2024
  • Pioneers in producing low carbon, high purity aluminium
  • Attractive remuneration and benefits

About the Role

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

We're seeking a Technical Officer to be responsible for the administration of the MetPro system, and all other databases and systems that support the Casting & Logistics Department.

This is an opportunity for a skilled and self-motivated IT whizz to interface with a broad range of stakeholder groups including our leaders and operators. The Technical Officer will help trouble-shoot problems, identify improvements, and hone great ideas into system solutions.

As a Technical Officer, you'll use some pretty interesting tools and data that help support the Casthouse to function effectively. Current systems you'll work with are MetPro, Pims, CRS for MetPro, Cbot, VCS and SyncRun.

Reporting to the Superintendent Process Improvement and working within a challenging and interesting environment you'll be responsible for:
  • System administration including setting up alloy and product specs;
  • Monitoring process status and performance, and responding to issues;
  • Retrieving and creating data collections;
  • Managing the introduction of system software and hardware updates;
  • Using other ODBC databases such as Labs and Hertwich;
  • Providing support with root cause analysis / troubleshooting and assisting with solutions.

What you'll bring:
  • A tertiary qualification in IT or experience in casting operations, with an interest in the IT systems behind the casting operation
  • Foundational IT skills across a variety of devices and operating systems;
  • Advanced knowledge and experience in using Microsoft Excel and Power BI;
  • A commitment to the safety of yourself and your team;
  • Strong verbal, written and interpersonal skills to enable effective communication.

Where you'll work

Based at Tiwai Point in New Zealand's south, NZAS makes aluminium with one of the lowest carbon footprints in the world, and it is the only aluminium smelter to produce ultra-high purity metal using renewable hydroelectricity. Receiving the majority of its alumina from our Yarwun and Queensland Alumina Limited refineries in Gladstone, Australia, the smelter produces more than 335,000 tonnes of aluminium each year.

In January 2021, NZAS reached a new electricity agreement which will extend operations to December 2024. By joining us now, we will set you up for the future. Work is already underway to reskill and retrain our people, with skills transferrable to other industries.

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

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.

Applications close Sunday 18th April 2021 (Rio Tinto reserves the right to remove advertised roles prior to this date)