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Fixed Plant Inspectors - West Angelas (FIFO)

Rio Tinto
Closing date
Jan 16, 2022

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  • FIFO from Perth, Busselton or Broome
  • Great opportunity to showcase and share your technical knowledge
  • Be part of a culturally diverse team

About the role

Take the next step in your maintenance career with these exciting roles Fixed Plant Inspectors (Equipment) within the Fixed Plant Maintenance Team at West Angelas. Working 8 days on, 6 days off and reporting to the Senior Engineer, you will be required to:
  • Play a lead role in being the teams Subject Matter Expert (SME) in fixed plant maintenance
  • Conduct routine inspections of fixed plant equipment and determine repair action when required
  • Work closely with maintenance, engineering and shut down team to prioritise work in the shut base on inspection and plant health
  • Inspecting work fronts to ensure that all work is completed to a high quality.
  • Maintain a high level of safety awareness and comply with all RTIO Company Policies and procedures
  • Identify, prioritise and execute defect elimination equipment improvement projects
  • 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
  • Use your experience to look for improvement opportunities to benefit the Plant

About you

To be successfully considered for this role, you will have:
  • A Mechanical Fitter or Boilermaker Trade qualification
  • A Manual C Class Australian Drivers Licence essential
  • Current experience in an Iron Ore process plant
  • Excellent diagnostic fault-finding abilities
  • Extensive knowledge of high-pressure pumps, industrial drive gearboxes and crushers
  • Solid understanding of SAP maintenance systems or similar highly regarded

Where you will be working

Located 110km west of Newman, West Angelas operates on a fly in fly out roster from Perth or Broome. Operational since 2002, it was the first site to be incorporated into our Mine of the Future™ programme, trialling autonomous trucks and drills that are now fully embedded into the operations. An expansion to the accommodation village, gym and recreational facilities on site offer exceptional living.

What's on 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 permanent position working directly for Rio Tinto
  • A competitive base salary reflective of your skills and experience with annual incentive program
  • Domestic relocation assistance
  • 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)

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, 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. 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 27/01/2022, 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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