Electrician / Instrumentation Technician

Rio Tinto
Salt Lake City, UT, US
Closing date
Feb 14, 2022

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Maintenance/Mechanical, Technicians
Work Term
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Full Time

Job Details

Electrician / Instrumentation Technician
  • Competitive salary and benefits
  • Exposure to a wide variety of equipment
  • Work for a global company with broad opportunities and growth potential - Salt Lake City, UT

The Opportunity

We are looking for an Electrician / Instrumentation Technician (Fixed Plant Craftsman) to join the maintenance team at the Kennecott Concentrator. This role will be responsible for inspecting, repairing, replacing, installing, calibrating, and maintaining electrical and instrumentation equipment and systems.

This role is a great opportunity to work in Fixed Plant - Concentrator. Reporting to the Maintenance Supervisor, you will be:
  • Recognizing malfunctioning equipment and diagnosing problems
  • Working in Concentrator or field, operating mobile, stationary and other plant equipment or machines to facilitate installation or repair work
  • Dismantling, cleaning, repairing, replacing, lay out, installing, maintaining, assembling, and calibrating all concentrator equipment
  • Performing rigging; driving truck or other mobile equipment to transport tools, materials, parts, and machinery

What you will need for this role

To succeed in this role, you will have:
  • The equivalent of a 2 year AS or AAS degree in electrical/instrumentation and/or an electrical journeyman's license
  • Ability to read and understand electrical drawings, prints, schematics and electrical component and circuit troubleshooting
  • Knowledge of programmable logic controller, verbal frequency drives
  • Basic A/C and D/C theory
  • Pass a basic electrical & instrumentation abilities practical test
  • Ability to work 12-hour rotating shifts (Days & Nights)

It will also be beneficial if you have:
  • Experience in electrical maintenance (specifically fixed plant), Industrial electrical craftsman, Hydraulic, pneumatic or basic welding experience
  • Knowledge of programmable logic controller, verbal frequency drives

About Rio Tinto

Here is just a glimpse of our industry leading rewards package:
  • A competitive starting wage with opportunity for growth and career progression
  • Career development & education assistance to further your ambitions
  • Access top tier family-friendly health and medical programs
  • Generous 401k matching program
  • Attractive company share ownership plan (up to 50% company match)
  • Leave for all moments that matter in life (vacation/annual, 18 weeks paid parental leave for primary care giver short term sick leave, paid holidays)

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 aluminum 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'll be working

Rio Tinto Kennecott is a fully integrated mining operation located just outside Salt Lake City, Utah, US. Kennecott is a wholly owned subsidiary of Rio Tinto. For more than 110 years, Kennecott has been mining and processing minerals from the rich orebody of the Bingham Canyon Mine. Kennecott is a strong economic driver and strives to be a valuable community partner through strategic partnerships, charitable giving and sustainable development practices

Every Voice Matters

At Rio Tinto, we particularly welcome and encourage applications from Indigenous Peoples, women, the LGBTQ+ community, mature workers, people with disabilities and people from different cultural backgrounds. Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V Rio Tinto participates in E-Verify to confirm work authorization. Please visit http://www.uscis.gov/ for more information.

So if this sounds like you and the opportunity you are looking for, apply now.

Please note, in order to be successfully considered for this role you must complete all pre-screening questions.

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Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V


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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