Superintendent Learning & Development

Rio Tinto
Launceston, AU
Closing date
Nov 4, 2021

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Human Resources, Supervisory
Work Term
Work Load
Full Time

Job Details

Learning & Development Superintendent
  • Fantastic opportunity to join our Pacific Operations team
  • Exposure to all Aluminium operations, processes and stakeholders
  • Work in a fun, collaborative and fast-paced environment
  • Great opportunity to showcase your curiosity, creativity and care and develop your L&D expertise
  • Permanent position leading the L&D team at our Bell Bay Aluminium operations site in Tasmania

About the role

We are looking for an experienced Learning & Development Superintendent to lead a small site-based team to enable success of the site through the lens of Learning and Development by understanding capability required, and translating this into actions and then leading the team to plan, manage and execute the actions.

Learning and Development forms part of the People function within Pacific Operations. The role of learning and development is to be an effective and accessible lever to mitigate risk and build capability to meet the needs of the business. This is underpinned by the injection of innovation, optimisation and data-driven decision making.

Learning and Development is accountable for the complete learning cycle, including the identification of learning needs, designing of learning content, scheduling for learning completion, delivery of learning, recording of learning completion and measurement of learning effectiveness against defined criteria.

This role is the forward-facing customer partner and representative for learning and development focused on translation of the capability strategy into execution through the L&D team members. The role is accountable for effectively working with the business in defining and driving capability requirements to enable the business to meet its goals and develop its people.

Supporting the broader L&D function across Pacific Operations, in this role you will be accountable for:
  • Effectively working with customers in defining and driving capability requirements to enable the business to meet its goals and develop its people. Underpinning the pursuit of capability is the identification of the safety and risk obligations through all categories of learning and development.
  • Leading the onsite Learning & Development team to successful application of the operating model including contractor management where required.
  • Forward-facing customer partnering.
  • Translating of capability strategy into execution through the L&D team members.
  • Developing L&D team members.
  • Partnering with L&D Support team members to deliver continuous improvement for learning processes and content.
  • Proactive ownership of the process to continue to refine and update the Training Needs Analysis (TNA) of customers.
  • Strategic development of agreements with external partners where it makes sense to enter into a formal arrangement for services. In partnership with RTP and L&D Support team to build in business efficiencies.
  • Approval of sources external vendor quotes for engagement.
  • Delivery of some learning content, specifically focusing on leadership and strategic content where it makes sense.
  • Change management to embed learning related changes.
  • Support leaders to deliver the 15% (formal learning and some coaching related support) of individual development plans | career progression plans.
  • Ownership and accountability for L&D budget.

What you'll bring

To be successfully considered for this role, you will have:
  • Relevant Business, HR or related L&D degree qualifications;
  • At least five years' experience working in a large integrated organisation, organising work tasks and/or project delivery, delivery of learning in large integrated organisations, and partnering with multiple (internal & external) stakeholders to achieve business objectives;
  • Excellent stakeholder management, engagement and communication skills;
  • Ability to function well in a dynamic environment with many stakeholders and priorities;
  • Experience managing competing priorities to enable the delivery of required learning across multiple teams and topics;
  • Ability to prioritising tasks, requests and business needs;
  • Ability to form lasting stakeholder relationships built of mutual accountability and understanding of the business need;
  • Proficiency in Microsoft 365 suite, SAP LSO, CODS and/or other LMS
  • Ability to influence without authority;
  • Strong focus on care for people, safety and environment; and
  • The courage and conviction to challenge, to be bold and be an L&D leader.

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;
  • Flexible working from home arrangements as per operational requirements;
  • 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); and
  • Relocation packages where suitable.

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 will be working

Bell Bay Aluminium

Bell Bay Aluminium holds a unique place in Tasmanian and Australian history as the first aluminium smelter in the southern hemisphere when it began production in 1955. Today, it produces around 190,000 of primary aluminium each year.

The smelter is situated on the Tamar River, approximately five kilometres from George Town and 45 kilometres from Launceston. We employ more than 500 Tasmanians and more than 60 full-time equivalent contractors who, on a typical day, undertake work at the smelter.

For more than 65 years Bell Bay Aluminium has played a significant role in the social and economic wellbeing of George Town and Northern Tasmania through employment, community investment, and using local goods and services. In 2019, the site also received Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI) certifications, assuring customers the aluminium they purchase has been produced to the highest environmental, social and governance standards.

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.

Applications close on 19th October (Rio Tinto reserves the right to remove advertised roles prior to this date).


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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