Plant Technician

Rio Tinto
Brockman, AU
Closing date
Feb 14, 2022

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Work Term
Work Load
Full Time

Job Details

  • Work for a global mining organisation with an exceptional safety culture
  • 8 days, 6 off, 7 nights, 7 off FIFO Ex Perth & regional centres
  • Be a part of our culturally diverse team on site

About the role

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

We are looking for a Fixed Plant Technician/ Maintainer to join the Brockman 2 Operations team to ensure targets and optimum productivity are safely achieved at our mine operations. Working in a FIFO capacity from Perth and regional hubs including Albany, Busselton and Geraldon, these roles are a great opportunity for motivated team players to develop their skills in within a high performing team.

Reporting to the Operations Supervisor, you will be required to:
  • Operate/Maintain plant assets through cleaning and repairing fixed plant equipment as well as associated components.
  • Complete operational tasks including chute flow wash down tasks to maintain operational performance.
  • Monitoring and carrying out daily plant inspections on the various work fronts of the fixed plant operations, and capture any defects found during inspections
  • Working across all streams, including apron feeders, conveyors, pumps, screens and stackers.
  • Assist to complete preventative and corrective maintenance for all equipment in the fixed plant area.
  • Conduct routine inspections of fixed plant assets and determine repair action when required
  • Maintain a high level of safety awareness and comply with all RTIO Company Policies and procedures
  • Actively contribute to continuous improvement projects increasing safety whilst reducing risk & cost
  • Utilise SAP to ensure that maintenance tasks are recorded, assigned correctly and completed to the relevant standard / specification.

To succeed in this role, you will have:
  • Trade Qualification - Mechanical Fitter
  • Fixed Plant operational experience.
  • Previous experience in mining environment
  • Excellent diagnostic fault finding abilities
  • Basic understanding of SAP maintenance systems or similar highly regarded
  • A Manual C Class Australian Drivers Licence essential
  • Ability to work cooperatively in a small team, demonstrating flexibility to business requirements.

It will also be beneficial if you have:
  • High Risk Licences Elevated Work Platform, Rigging or Dogging, Forklift, Confined Space, Working at Heights
  • Hydraulic and pneumatic experience desirable
  • Basic welding and oxy cutting experience preferred

Where you will be working

The Brockman 2 mine is an iron ore mine located in the Pilbara region of Western Australia, 60 kilometres north-west of Tom Price. The Hamersley Range, where the mine is located, contains 80 percent of all identified iron ore reserves in Australia and is one of the world's major iron ore provinces. The mine is serviced by the Boolgeeda Airport.

What's on offer?
  • 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
  • Extensive salary sacrifice and salary packaging options
  • Attractive share ownership plan
  • Company provided insurance cover
  • Exclusive employee discounts (banking, accommodation, cars, retail and more)
  • Leave for all of life's reasons (vacation/annual, paid parental, sick leave)
  • A work environment where safety is always the number one priority
  • Career development and education assistance to further your technical or leadership ambitions
  • Ongoing access to family-friendly health and medical wellbeing support

Where you'll be working

Located 60km north-west of Tom Price, Brockman is wholly owned and operated by Rio Tinto. Opened in 2010, this open pit operation offers a family friendly fly in fly out roster with state-of-the-art camp facilities.

The Greater Brockman Operations consist of Brockman 2, Brockman 4, Nammuldi and Silvergrass. Driving the latest technological advancements, the open-pit mines offer an avenue for opportunity and career progression.

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.

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

Please note, in order to be successfully considered for this role you must complete all pre-screening questions. You may also be required to complete on-line assessments as part of the selection process.

Applications for this role will close on 30/01/2022, however we do reserve the right to close the role earlier.


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