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Manager - Maintenance

Rio Tinto
Gladstone, QLD, AU
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Oct 15, 2021

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Maintenance Manager Boyne Smelters Limited
  • Senior Leadership opportunity based in Gladstone
  • Collaborative and dynamic team
  • 9 day fortnight, with flexible working arrangements

About the role

We are currently seeking an experienced Maintenance Manager for our Boyne Smelters Operation. Reporting to the General Manager the purpose of this Senior Management role is to lead the site Maintenance Department ensuring that our Asset Health is Maintained and continuously improved. This Leadership role will manage a diverse range of maintenance teams across the Smelters Operation in a controlled and stable manner whilst ensuring the Health and Safety of employees and contractors are maintained.

Given the complexity and importance of this role to the overall business outcomes of Boyne Smelters Limited, it is essential that you possess and are able to demonstrate:
  • Ability to develop maintenance strategy and tactics for a large operation
  • Ensuring that all aspects of the site meets all safety, environmental regulatory and compliance requirements
  • Oversee safety & incident investigations; instigate reports and recommendations for the implementation of corrective actions to prevent reoccurrence
  • Fostering a culture of continuous improvement and innovation including cost reduction initiatives; making sure best practice process is in place across each functional area
  • Understanding the team and their strengths whilst working with them to ensure that safety is first and that the correct work is completed on time & budget
  • Engaging leadership skills are essential. You will be curious, courageous, collaborative, can challenge and positively communicate across your group.
  • Exceed the operational plan through strong processes and collaboration with the relevant team members in the wider group
  • An effective leadership style to support a diverse team of operations personnel to achieve safety, environmental, and cost objectives
  • As a leader and as part of the senior leadership team onsite, show strong peer teamwork for the best outcome for the site

About you

You'll be part of a supportive, inclusive environment. You'll motivate your team to achieve their best, with safety at the forefront of everything you do. You'll inspire passion, lead with compassion, and coach your team to achieve results for themselves and the business.

With this in mind, to succeed in this role, you will have:
  • A strong safety focus, a commitment to your own safety and to those around you
  • A competent and visible leadership style of guiding, mentoring, developing and empowering team members resulting in positive employee engagement
  • Significant leadership experience within either a mining, plant or maintenance senior leadership role or similar challenging operational role;
  • The ability to build, influence and maintain key relationships with a diverse range of peers, wider team members and stakeholders.
  • The capability to critically analyse data and make effective strategic and operational decisions based on information provided and drive issues to resolution
  • A proven record in leading operational teams with experience in continuous improvement and change management activities
  • An effective leadership style to support a diverse team of operations personnel to achieve safety, environmental, and cost objectives
  • Clear and engaging interpersonal and communication skills
  • Demonstrated experience in continuous improvement initiatives/projects
  • Experience using business improvement methodologies such as: KAIZEN, Lean Six Sigma and Change Management would be beneficial

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 competitive base salary reflective of your skills and experience with annual incentive program
  • Comprehensive medical benefits including subsidised private health insurance for employees & 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)

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 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.

BSL - Operated by RioTinto, Boyne Smelters Limited (BSL) is a Queensland success story and a world class aluminium smelter. With a vision of Proudly Australian Operating Beyond 2030 we will achieve our vision through attracting diverse and passionate team members and by developing our team to attain their full potential.

Every Voice Matters

At Rio Tinto, we want you to be you. We want everyone, everywhere, to feel their voice is heard and respected and we're committed to fostering a culture where individual differenceswhatever they may beare appreciated and valued. It's what makes us safer, more productive, improves our decision-making, and helps us to create better relationships with our communities.

At Rio Tinto, we particularly welcome and encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the LGBTI+ community, mature workers, people with disabilities and people from different cultural backgrounds.

Apply today if you want to work with the latest technology and innovation, in an environment where we support you to drive positive change.

Please note, in order to be successfully considered for a role you must complete all pre-screening questions and medicals.


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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