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Maintenance Supervisor

Rio Tinto
Wilmington, CA, US
Closing date
May 14, 2022

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Maintenance/Mechanical, Supervisory
Work Term
Work Load
Full Time
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Maintenance Supervisor
  • Be part of a group that is safety driven and values inclusion
  • Opportunity to work for a global mining company with the latest technology and innovations.
  • Role based in Wilmington, CA

About the role

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

We are looking for a Maintenance Supervisor to lead a team of Maintenance and Millwrights Tradespersons (~15 individuals) in executing maintenance activities ensuring asset management processes are consistently applied.

This is a great opportunity for a self-confident, empathic and adaptive individual to support the maintenance team as well learn and develop your career.

Leading on the frontline is one of the most important jobs in our business and comes with a huge amount of responsibility. We need you to motivate, inspire and keep your people safe and well. With signature leadership training programs, growing and developing is more than an opportunity it is something we actively plan and make happen. Every day our leaders grow, while our rosters are designed to help you live the lifestyle that is right for you and your family.

Reporting to the Superintendent, Reliability Engineering and working with a diverse team within the Maintenance Operations team, you will be responsible for:
  • Monitoring working practices and adherence to safety procedures to ensure safety of employees. Complying with Rio Tinto and Statutory Safety requirements
  • Understanding, applying, adhering to the approved maintenance work management program and ensuring compliance to planned and scheduled work orders.
  • Allocating maintenance coverage for breakdowns. Resolves on the job issues (with regards to planned maintenance activities, maintenance shutdowns, etc.)
  • Managing, supervising and allocating work to a team of trade employees in maintenance activities.
  • Interfacing with planners and fellow Supervisors to assist in planning and scheduling of work.
  • Ensuring work is completed in accordance with the Collective Bargaining Agreement and soliciting input from team members

What you'll bring
  • A commitment to the safety of yourself and your team
  • Bachelor's degree preferred, but would consider experience in lieu of degree
  • 5+ years of experience in a maintenance/operations/electrical or a related field
  • Experience supervising a team
  • Knowledge of refinery equipment, subsystems, lubrication properties and equipment troubleshooting
  • Excellent computer skills, knowledge of MS Office, Excel& SAP
  • Knowledge of OSHA regulations

What we 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 competitive salary package with annual cash incentive awards for eligible employees
  • Career development & education assistance to further your ambitions
  • Access top tier family-friendly health and medical programs and pension plan
  • Wellbeing benefits
  • Generous Rio Tinto employee share program
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Ongoing individual wellbeing support for you and your family for personal and professional matter
  • Leave for all of life's reasons (vacation/annual, paid parental, sick leave)

About Rio Tinto

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.

Where you'll be working

This role is based in the Port of Los Angeles in the city of Wilmington, California. This historical site is one of the oldest operations in the Port of LA, some employees are third generation workers at this operation. The southern California area offers a vast array of activities for every lifestyle from camping, surfing, fishing, hiking, family parks, sports arenas, concerts and much more.

Also known for its 20 Mule Team Borax brand, Rio Tinto Borates traces its roots to California's Death Valley, where borate deposits were discovered in 1872.

The twenty-mule teams Borax used to haul ore out of the remote desert live on as a symbol of our commitment to innovation. Rio Tinto Borates distinguishes itself through world-class safety, environmental and community practices, and a commitment to constant innovation and improvement.

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 for more information.

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.


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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