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Advisor Mine Consumables

Rio Tinto
Labrador City, NL, CAN
Closing date
Jun 27, 2022

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Mining Production
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Advisor - Mine Consumables
  • Be part of a group that is safety driven and values inclusion
  • Join our global leading business offering outstanding leadership development
  • Based in the beautiful outdoor and family-oriented community of Labrador City, NL - role is a Monday-Friday, 8-4 schedule

About the role

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

We are looking for an Advisor, Mine Consumables who will be responsible for the day-to-day management of Mine consumables and of varied improvement and transformation projects related thereto. The scope will focus on Heavy Mobile Equipment (HME) tires, drill bits, cables and GET (Ground Engaging Tools) at the outset but is anticipated to expand into other Mine consumables over time. This role is an exciting opportunity that will afford the candidate some invaluable experience and a chance to learn and grow with the business and directly support the achievement of our full potential.

Reporting to the Manager, Mine Operations you will:
  • Hold safety as your core value and take steps to ensure the safe delivery of work within your scope.
  • Become an expert primarily in the assigned consumable space and using these concepts to expand into other consumables.
  • Become the 'face of the business' for product performance with key suppliers within your scope.
  • Train teams, in conjunction with our key suppliers, in efficient management and use of these consumables.
  • Develop tools (including Standard Operating Procedures) to ensure uniformity of use.
  • Provide daily/weekly/monthly reporting to leadership identifying problem and opportunity areas and, in conjunction with teams and suppliers, implement resolutions to those problems or deliver those opportunities.
  • Test and provide recommendations on technological and other improvements that will lower the key 'Cost per Tonne' metric. This includes the development of a broader improvement roadmap and the prioritization of projects and actions.
  • Identify and manage risks and challenges that could adversely affect execution and develop suitable response plans.
  • Be able to explain/remedy budget deviations within your scope along with recommendations to remediate where applicable.
  • Effectively manage relationships with the team members and other stakeholders and collaborate with other business units (BUs) and product groups (PGs) within Rio Tinto in order to share knowledge and learnings.
  • Perform certain 'hands-on' tasks such as facilitating meetings, workshops, planning sessions, etc.

Please note: Fly-in-fly-out arrangements are not available. Relocation assistance is provided if applicable.

What you'll bring
  • Experience in a mining and/or operating environment, with an emphasis on field (site) experience.
  • A desire to become an expert in a particular field and to use this expertise to continually upskill other team members.
  • Strong financial literacy; understands key value drivers beyond unit cost.
  • Superb communication, influencing, and change management skills.
  • Experience in data-based decision-making recommendations.
  • Relationship skills to build a collaborative environment with internal teams as well as external suppliers.
  • Experience in project management and coordination
  • Practical understanding of lean and continuous improvement concepts.
  • A passion and energy for enacting positive change and engaging people.
  • Bachelor's degree or diploma in a related discipline or suitable experience would be considered an asset

Other desirable qualifications include
  • Prior mining asset expertise.
  • 5+ years mining or operating environment experience.
  • Evidence of prior delivery of transformational projects.

What we offer

Be recognized 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
  • Career development & education assistance to further your technical or leadership ambitions
  • A competitive base salary reflective of your skills and experience with annual incentive program
  • Ongoing access to family-friendly health and medical programs, pension and savings plans
  • Attractive share ownership plan
  • Leave for all of life's reasons (vacation/annual, paid parental, sick leave)
  • Exclusive employee discounts
  • Domestic relocation assistance

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

The Iron Ore Company of Canada (IOC) is a leading Canadian producer of iron ore concentrate and iron ore pellets that serves customers worldwide. The company operates a mine, a concentrator and a pelletizing plant in Labrador City, Newfoundland and Labrador, as well as port facilities in Sept-a les, Quebec. It also operates a 418 kilometer railroad that links the mine to the port.

Every Voice Matters

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.

At Rio Tinto, we particularly welcome and encourage applications from Indigenous Peoples, women, the LGBTQIA2 community, mature workers, people with disabilities and people from different cultural backgrounds.


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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