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Operations Center Process Engineer

Rio Tinto
Labrador City, NL, CA
Closing date
Sep 24, 2021

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Engineering, Mill & Metallurgy
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Full Time
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Operations Center Process Engineer
  • Contribute to the success of Rio Tinto by applying your technical and professional expertise
  • Our culture is inclusive, exciting and performance-driven
  • Exciting opportunity to apply and increase skills in a stimulating environment - Labrador City, NL

About the role

We are looking for Multiple Operations Centre Process Engineers to ensure the effective and aligned operation of the processing plants within the complete value chain of Rio Tinto IOC. The selected candidates will have the opportunity to work collaboratively with the various teams from mine to port.

Reporting to the Superintendent, Processing Technical Services, you will be initially working Monday to Friday 8-hour days while training within the plants evolving to a 7-on / 7-off 12-hour days/nights rotation at the Operation Centre. You will be responsible for:
  • Analyzing operating procedures, process data trends, and equipment unit operation.
  • Optimizing the process to achieve or exceed production plans.
  • Working closely with processing plants Control Room Operators to safely maximize production and quality.
  • Working in a highly technical environment.
  • Leading troubleshooting efforts where you will be required to use technical problem solving skills.
  • Interacting with a variety of stakeholders upstream and downstream of the value chain to gather and provide operational direction and support.
  • Reporting accurate operational information to ensure informed value chain decisions are being made.
  • Acting as a credible technical resource across site and being a role model for Safety and Quality.

About you

To be successfully considered for this role, you will have:
  • Bachelor's Degree in Chemical, Metallurgical or Process Engineering.
  • Experience in an industrial environment with a preference for experience in Iron Ore / Mineral Processing.
  • A working understanding of instrumentation and process control systems.
  • The ability to work collaboratively with different stakeholders remotely or in person.
  • Ability to troubleshoot to define and identify problems; collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions to take prompt corrective actions.
  • Great decision-making abilities and strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to interact effectively with operations personnel at all levels.
  • Ability to work effectively with minimal direct supervision.
  • Influencing and coaching skills.
  • Compensation to be determined by experience level.

The following additional skills will be considered as a key asset to the role:
  • Experience in Autogenous Grinding, Gravity Separation and/or Magnetic Separation, Filtration, Thickening and Iron Ore Pelletizing.
  • Previous experience with process control.
  • Previous integrated operations/planning experience.
  • The ability to speak French.

What we offer

Be recognized 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
  • Career development & education assistance to further your technical or leadership ambitions
  • A competitive base salary reflective of your skills and experience with annual incentive program
  • Ongoing access to family-friendly health and medical programs, pension and savings plans
  • Attractive share ownership plan
  • Leave for all of life's reasons (vacation/annual, paid parental, sick leave)
  • Exclusive employee discounts

Where you will be working

We are a leading North American producer and exporter of premium iron ore pellets and high-grade concentrate with average iron grades greater than 66%. With a team of over 2,400 employees, IOC is committed to providing value and continuity for our customers, employees, communities and shareholders through our unique mine to port approach, taking advantage of our full integration and wholly owned infrastructure to deliver our high-quality concentrate and pellets to our customers across the globe.

IOC's operations include a mine with five operational pits, a concentrator and a pelletizing plant located near Labrador City in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador. We also operate a wholly-owned 418 km railway, the Quebec North Shore and Labrador Railway (QNS&L), which links our Labrador operations to Company-owned port facilities in Sept-Iles.

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 Indigenous Peoples, women, the LGBTQIA2 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.


We work in 36 countries – in mines, smelters and refineries, as well as in sales offices, data centres, research and development labs and with artificial intelligence. Our geologists explore the Earth’s wildest terrain. Our wildlife specialists work to protect and conserve grizzly bears in Canada and migratory shorebirds in Western Australia. Our marketing teams make sure our essential materials meet the specific needs of customers around the world. In Australia, our archaeologists work alongside Indigenous Australians to preserve 40,000-year-old rock art.

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