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Process Engineer

Rio Tinto
Dampier, Western Australia, AUS
Closing date
Jun 9, 2022

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Engineering, Mill & Metallurgy
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Full Time
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Process Engineer
  • Join our global leading business offering outstanding personal development & global career opportunities
  • Be part of a close knit team with a strong commitment to delivering results
  • Residential 7/7 role based on the Pilbara coast

About the role

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

The Process Engineer role at Dampier Salt Dampier operations is an integral part of the Salt business.

This role will address a wide variety of technical challenges associated with maintaining product quality and is responsible for integrating improvements into the process. Success in this role requires strong working relationships with all teams on the Dampier site.

Key responsibilities include:
  • Monitor and report on wash plant performance to improve efficiency and quality
  • Monitor and report on quality and performance
  • Lead root cause analyses on any quality related issues as required
  • Liaise with internal and external customers with regards to process improvements and production activities
  • Develop and maintain stockpile management tools and product blending models to improve stockpile management
  • Provide technical support to site personnel
  • Provide technical support to maintain field management tools and flow models for optimised salt growth and feed product quality
  • Develop, support and implement process improvement projects to improve productivity and minimise salt quality variability
  • Develop and improve control system performance in conjunction with Control Systems Engineer
  • Develop and proof mass balance models to predict field and plant performance
  • Demonstrate and contribute to safety leadership and development

About you

To be successfully considered for this role, you will have:
  • A commitment to the safety of yourself and your team
  • Tertiary qualifications (in Process Engineering, Metallurgy, Chemical Engineering or equivalent)
  • Experience in mineral processing
  • Six Sigma training will be viewed favourably
  • Experience in mass balancing, Syscad modelling, Power BI and VBA programming will be viewed favourably

Where you will be working

As part of the wider Rio Tinto Iron Ore operations, Dampier Salt has three operations located at Dampier, Port Hedland and Carnarvon and is headquartered in Perth, Western Australia. 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. Gypsum is additionally mined and processed at our Lake MacLeod operations.

About us

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

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. Aluminum and copper, diamonds, gold and industrial minerals, iron ore and uranium: our materials make up the world around us. You'll find then in smartphones, planes, cars, hospitals and throughout your home.

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.

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.

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.

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Applications close on 7 June 2022 (Rio Tinto reserves the right to remove advertised roles prior to this date)


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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