Rio Tinto

Electrical Maintenance Superintendent

Rio Tinto
Weipa, AU
Apr 08, 2021
May 08, 2021
Work Term
Work Load
Full Time
Electrical Maintenance Superintendent
  • Be part of a safe, diverse team of professionals
  • Enjoy a relaxed coastal lifestyle in an ideal residential environment Weipa
  • We offer paid parental leave entitlements and flexible work arrangements

About the role

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

We're looking for an Electrical Maintenance Superintendent to join our close-knit and results-driven team. You'll be making valued contributions towards the safe execution of maintenance, and ensuring we deliver best in class asset reliability and availability. More importantly, this is an opportunity for you to undertake activities that create maximum operational and commercial value for our mining operations.

Working closely with multiple stakeholders (including senior leadership), you will be responsible for execution of all electrical maintenance across our three mine sites: East Weipa, Andoom, and Amrun. You'll gain exposure across all aspects of the business including electrical, process control, mechanical, processing, engineering, maintenance and work management functions.

Leading on the frontline is one of the most important jobs in our business and comes with a huge amount of responsibility. We need you to motivate, inspire and keep your people safe and well. With signature leadership training programmes, growing and developing is more than an opportunity it is something we actively plan and make happen. Every day our leaders grow, while our rosters are designed to help you live the lifestyle that is right for you and your family.

Reporting to the Maintenance Manager and working in a challenging and exciting environment within Maintenance team, you will be:
  • Ensuring site wide statutory compliance to electrical standards and regulations and associated Rio Tinto Aluminium Weipa electrical procedures and policies.
  • An unwavering commitment to creating a safe workplace and developing leaders in your team to continuously improve the safety outcomes for the site.
  • Setting and communicating targets and expectations aligned with site and team goals, as well as RT values.
  • Accepting accountability for the performance of the team by ensuring quality of tasks, services and advice to the operation and asset functions.
  • Leading, coaching and mentoring employees to deliver on plan and build a high performing team.
  • Ensuring critical controls are in place for the identified material risks within the maintenance function.
  • Leading and championing reliability principles and defect elimination processes to ensure maintenance strategies are continuously improved and equipment run-time is maximized.
  • Leading the initiation of engineering change requests and improvement projects with the Engineering Function to improve equipment safety and reliability, or to seek solutions through modifications to the plant/equipment design and blueprint.
  • Participating in the development of budget and business plans.
  • Interfacing with key stakeholders to ensure Maintenance plans and schedules are aligned with respective plans, specifications and standards
  • To be successful in this role you are an experienced leader with high-level influencing and stakeholder engagement skills. You are team oriented and results focused with a demonstrated track record in motivating and working with others to achieve results.

What you'll bring
  • Degree in Electrical Engineering or trade qualified with extensive leadership experience is essential
  • Excellent understanding of electrical maintenance, engineering practices, electrical regulations and standards
  • Demonstrated success delivering outstanding results in asset maintenance.
  • A genuine and consistent focus on safety, inclusion and diversity
  • Demonstrated success leading and mentoring multi-disciplinary diverse teams
  • Demonstrated ability to operate autonomously using initiative, sound reasoning, listening and decision making skills
  • An innovative Leader focused on productivity and maximising the benefit of technology.
  • Highly developed interpersonal written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent operational discipline is required for the success of this role.
  • Previous proven experience as an Electrical Superintendent or Senior Supervisor on large scale mining operations and associated infrastructure.

What we offer

Be recognised for your contribution, your thinking and your hard work, and go home knowing you've helped the world progress.
  • A work environment where safety is always the number one priority
  • A permanent position working directly for Rio Tinto
  • A competitive base salary reflective of your skills and experience with annual incentive program
  • Comprehensive medical benefits including subsidised private health insurance for employees and immediate family
  • Attractive share ownership plan
  • Company provided insurance cover
  • Extensive salary sacrifice & salary packaging options
  • Career development & education assistance to further your technical or leadership ambitions
  • Ongoing access to family-friendly health and medical wellbeing support
  • Leave for all of life's reasons (vacation/annual, paid parental, sick leave)
  • Exclusive employee discounts (banking, accommodation, cars, retail and more)
  • Possible domestic relocation assistance

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.

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