Mechanical Maintainer - Lake MacLeod (residential)

Rio Tinto
Closing date
Feb 14, 2022

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Work Term
Work Load
Full Time

Job Details

  • Be a part of our culturally diverse teams on site
  • Residential role in sunny Carnarvon surrounded by iconic natural attractions
  • Get ahead financially with a fully funded relocation and a subsidised housing allowance

About the role

We are seeking a Mechanical Maintainer who is interested in joining our Dampier Salt Operations at Lake MacLeod - Carnarvon. The purpose of the role will be to provide a safe and efficient facility through the execution of mechanical fault finding, breakdown repairs, planned and opportune maintenance. The roster will be 6 days on, 6 days off with the requirement of shift work from time to time depending on production requirements

Reporting to the Maintenance Supervisor, the role will require you to:
  • Maintain infrastructure through repairing and overhauling fixed plant equipment to a high quality
  • Complete preventative and corrective maintenance for all equipment in the fixed plant area including conveyor belts, drives, rollers pulleys and belt scrapers
  • Conduct routine inspections of fixed plant assets including automatic lubrication systems and determine repair action when required
  • Maintain a high level of safety awareness and comply with company policies and procedures
  • Actively contribute to continuous improvement projects increasing safety whilst reducing risk and cost
  • Utilise SAP to ensure that maintenance tasks are recorded, assigned correctly, and completed to the relevant standard / specification
  • Isolate equipment for maintenance and operational tasks
  • Complete quality handovers with oncoming crews and other maintenance teams including contractors

About you

To be successfully considered for this role, you will have:
  • A Mechanical Engineering/Fitting trade qualification
  • A Manual C-class Australian Drivers Licence
  • A good understanding of conveyor belts, drives, rollers pulleys and belt scrapers
  • Experience maintaining industrial water transfer pumps
  • A good understanding of hydraulics
  • Welding skills (highly desirable)
  • High Risk Work License LF, EWP, DG (desirable)

Where you will be working

Dampier Salt has three operations located at Dampier, Port Hedland and Lake MacLeod and is headquartered in Perth, Western Australia. Salt is produced through a sustainable process of solar evaporation of sea water; we reliably deliver high quality salt essential for making thousands of products used in everyday life. This is a great opportunity for you and your family to contribute to a unique community and enjoy a wide range of seasonal outdoor activities; allowing you to find the perfect balance between leisure and work.

What's on offer?
  • A permanent position working directly for Rio Tinto
  • Full domestic relocation assistance provided
  • Company housing provided in all residential towns
  • Subsidised living expenses including rent and utilities
  • Two flights to Perth per annum for you and your dependents
  • Assistance with boarding costs for students in primary, secondary, or post-secondary education
  • 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 that includes residential housing, airport parking, cars and superannuation
  • 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

About us

As pioneers in mining and metals, we produce materials essential to human progress.

Aluminium for cars and smartphones. Copper for wind turbines, electric cars and the pipes that bring water to our home. Borates that help crops grow, titanium for paint and diamonds that celebrate the best things in life. Our long history is filled with firsts. We've developed some of the world's largest and best quality mines and operations, and our people work in around 35 countries across six continents.

Creating an inclusive and diverse workforce

We are a diverse team of talented, enthusiastic individuals who foster a culture of inclusion. No matter how they may differ, our people share one thing in common. It's a belief that work is more rewarding when we are accepted and valued for our differences, not judged by them. We all have something to contribute, and it's this contribution that makes for a great organization and fulfilling career.

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, 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. So, if you are looking for a new challenge, great location and an exceptional team of technical experts, apply now. If you would like to know more about careers at Rio Tinto, you can like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter or join us on LinkedIn

Applications for this role will close on 28/01/2022, however we do reserve the right to close the role earlier.

All progress begins with pioneers at Rio Tinto it begins with you.


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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