Specialist Undergound Production (EL)

Rio Tinto
Feb 22, 2021
Feb 23, 2021
Full Time
Underground Production Specialist
  • Make an impact and contribute to the development of a world-class project within a pioneering organization
  • Diverse & challenging projects with our Underground operations team
  • Bring out the best in everyone
About the role
We are looking for Underground Production Specialist. This is a key role within the Owner's team with the responsibility to coach, train, mentor and develop the national supervisors, and developing a team to safely bring a world class caving operation into production. This will be achieved by engaging with multiple on-shore and off-shore teams to define skill requirements, systems of work and resources required to deliver the required underground production requirements.

Working 4 Week on/ 2 Week off FIFO roster on shift basis and reporting to the Superintendent Production, you will:
  • Work with multiple stakeholders to coach and develop a competent national workforce capable of safely executing underground production and haulage activities
  • Comply to all necessary company safety standards and ensure a high-quality standard of production activities is achieved whilst achieving the necessary drawpoint compliance, schedule and cost requirements
  • Contribute to the general education of the underground workforce regarding block caving methods, risks and constraints
  • Actively participating in Extraction and Haulage Level design and planning processes to identify opportunities to improve constructability and/ or operation of the cave
  • Actively collaborating with site-based Project and Operations personnel along with off-shore technical teams to establish operational systems to support Production activities
  • Responsible to ensure all underground production activities are performed safely and in accordance with schedule, quality and cost requirements through engagement with multiple work groups.

What you will bring
  • 10+ years' experience in underground mines, specifically operating underground production equipment and supervising underground production activities
  • Demonstrated ability to work as part of an integrated delivery team
  • Skills developing and working to process and procedures
  • Quality assurance and continuous improvement skills
  • An ability to work autonomously within a highly complex project delivery environment

It will also be beneficial if you have:
  • Work and living experience in developing countries with strong cultural awareness
  • Block cave experience

What we offer
  • A work environment where safety is always the number one priority
  • International relocation and visa assistance
  • Competitive package including annual incentive and living allowance
  • Career development to further your ambitions
  • Access top tier family-friendly health and medical programs
  • 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 us

Joining the Rio Tinto Oyu Tolgoi Underground Project team is a great opportunity to be part of one of the most exciting developments in copper and gold mining for several decades. The mine contains reserves and resources that make it one of the world's largest copper-gold deposits.

This mega project is expected to be a major contributor to Mongolia's development. As part of the Rio Tinto Oyu Tolgoi Underground Project team, you have the ability to contribute to something significant and learn and develop both personally and professionally. We offer a collaborative, high performing environment where success is achieved by working together.

Discover more about Mongolia and Oyu Tolgoi

Mongolia is increasingly becoming a destination for tourism and expatriate residents. As a rapidly developing city, Mongolia's capital Ulaanbaatar is seen as a comfortable, yet exciting place to live. With an array of cultural and social activities available and a growing network of international schools, housing options, and leisure facilities, its home to a growing community of international expatriates.

Located in the South Gobi Desert, just 80 kilometres from the Chinese border, the Oyu Tolgoi open pit mine and camp is a large, well-run and comfortable site with multiple amenities including recreational and sports facilities, a cinema, shops, restaurants and bars catered to a growing community. For more information about OT site, please check out this video.

Where you'll be working

Oyu Tolgoi is an operating Copper / Gold open pit mine with a brownfields underground mining project. The site is located in the Gobi Desert region of Mongolia. The reserves case for the underground project is in the order of 0.5 billion tonnes of ore to be mined from the 95,000 tonnes per day Hugo North Lift 1 (HNL1) panel cave mine with a 20-year operations life. There is also the potential for 3 further block cave districts to increase mine life beyond 100 years.

Every Voice Matters

At Rio Tinto, we particularly welcome and encourage applications from Indigenous Peoples, women, the LGBTQIA+ 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.

Job application closes on 15 March 2021