Mining Engineer

Rio Tinto
Gove, AU
Closing date
Feb 14, 2022

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Engineering, Mining Production
Work Term
Work Load
Full Time

Job Details

Production Engineer
  • Residential Monday to Friday role in Nhulunbuy, NT
  • Join our global leading business offering outstanding personal development & global career opportunities
  • Use your technical skills to improve productivity while building on your Leadership capability

About the role

The role of the Production Engineer is aligned with planning and scheduling the activities of the Development and Production fleets aimed to optimize Plant production and to be consistent with the monthly plan. You are to produce the 24 hour and weekly plan with the aim of maintaining planned grades of production tonnes

Reporting to the Operations Planning Superintendent, you will be responsible for:
  • Producing accurate mine scheduling information for integrated operations.
  • Completing production area maps for grade control.
  • Communicating planning material to Mine Planning, Mine and Plant Operations and Field Maintenance personnel
  • Providing relevant maps and machine guidance files as required to implement dig and dump plans.
  • Completing and communicating plan reconciliations.
  • Liaising with Supervisors and Superintendents to ensure plan implementation.
  • Managing plan deviations to maintain grades and tonnes. Ensure such changes are properly communicated to peers and direct report.

About you

To be considered for this role, you will have:
  • Tertiary qualifications in Mining Engineering ora related discipline
  • Demonstrated experience within mining operations with experience in productivity improvement
  • Excellent numerical analysis and data validation skills
  • Ability to engage with frontline leaders and key stakeholders to deliver outcomes
  • Intermediate to advanced computer skills, particularly Microsoft Excel
  • The motivation and ability to be self-driven and work autonomously

What we offer
  • Domestic relocation assistance on offer
  • Weipa accommodation benefit
  • Remote area allowance
  • Remote area holiday travel assistance
  • Paid parental leave up to 9 months
  • Health cover scheme for employees and their immediate family
  • Salary sacrifice & packaging options rental, mortgage, super, vehicle
  • Rio Tinto employee share programme
  • Employee discounts banking, accommodation, motoring, retail and more.

Where you will be working

Our Gove Operations have been supplying the global aluminium industry with world-class bauxite for more than 40 years. Located in Australia's Northern Territory, each year the operation produces approximately 12 million tonnes of bauxite.

With a workforce of 460 people, daily activities include mine operations, maintenance, asset management, shutdown planning and execution, export operations, cultural heritage management, and closure activities following our decision to close the site's alumina refinery and associated Residue Disposal Area in 2017.

We expect our bauxite mining operations on the Gove Peninsula will cease in 2030 and we are undertaking significant work to support closure of the operation. We also recognise our operations take place on Indigenous-owned land, and we are committed to working together to achieve a positive future for Nhulunbuy and the Gove Peninsula post-mining.

About us

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 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, women, 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 challenge you to drive positive change.

Applications close 27th Jan 2022

"Rio Tinto reserves the right to remove job postings prior to the stated closing date, therefore, if you are interested in applying for this vacancy please submit your application as soon as possible."


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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