Senior Reliability Engineer - Weipa

Rio Tinto
Nov 20, 2020
Nov 25, 2020
Full Time
Senior Reliability Engineer
  • Be part of a safe, diverse team of professionals
  • Enjoy a relaxed coastal lifestyle in an ideal residential environment Weipa
  • We offer paid parental leave entitlements and flexible work arrangements

About the role

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

We are looking for a Senior Reliability Engineer to lead the reliability engineering team at Weipa ensuring that asset performance is monitored, improved and is consistently available to meet the operational plan requirements.

This newly created role requires a resilient and self-motivated individual to interface with a broad range of stakeholder groups, displaying credibility, building trust and influencing outcomes. You will be an expert problem solver, level headed thinker and most importantly committed to driving positive outcomes for the business.

Working a family friendly Monday to Friday roster and reporting to the Superintendent Engineering, you will be required to:
  • Use data and reliability guidelines to focus improvement effort in obtaining optimal availability of the equipment.
  • Periodically review assets criticality ensuring that efforts are directed to the correct assets.
  • Review, develop and improve maintenance strategies and tactics.
  • Evaluate equipment failure modes and utilise engineering experience and training to develop solutions for eliminating/mitigating potential failure
  • Advise and confer with discipline engineers in design review meetings to give reliability findings and recommendations
  • Review engineering specifications/drawings and propose design modifications to improve reliability within cost and other performance requirements
  • Monitor equipment performance and evaluate equipment history and failure trends to determine sources of poor component performance
  • Partner with other Rio Tinto locations to develop Reliability Best Practices and to collaboratively work through common issues.
  • Implement the Defect Elimination Process.
  • Facilitate RCA's and drive RCA process rigour across site.
  • Lead, develop and coach the reliability engineering team and train graduates and new engineers.

What you'll bring
  • A commitment to the safety of yourself and your team (standard for all job adverts)
  • A Bachelor of Engineering or equivalent (any discipline)
  • Experience in a reliability engineering role in mining or heavy industry
  • Proven experience in leading, coaching and developing teams
  • Data Collection and Statistical Analysis skills, particularly of asset management metrics
  • Knowledge of Maintenance Tactics development processes (e.g. FMEA, RRCM)
  • Knowledge of RCA methodologies (FMEA, APOLLO, CED

It will also be beneficial if you have:
  • Experience with GE APM (Modules: ASM, ASI, RCA, ACA)
  • Experience with RCA PROACT Methodology
  • SAP experience
  • Recognised innovation capabilities and ability to challenge the status-quo.

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 permanent position working directly for Rio Tinto
  • A competitive base salary reflective of your skills and experience with annual incentive program
  • 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)
  • Possible 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

Rio Tinto Aluminium Pacific Operations

Rio Tinto is a global leader in aluminium, one of the world's most widely used metals.

Active in the sector for more than 110 years, today we operate large-scale, high-quality bauxite mines and alumina refineries, and have the world's most modern and competitive aluminium smelter portfolio.

Our Pacific Operations sites are located along the east coast of Australia, at the tip of the Northern Territory and in New Zealand's south. With more than 6,000 employees, we operate a full value chain approachmining, refining and smelting. Our portfolio includes four bauxite mines, two refineries, four smelters and one power station, and is supported by technical experts located in our Brisbane hub, including a fully operational Operations Centre for our bauxite mines.

Every Voice Matters

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.

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.