Asset Optimisation Technician - Electrical

Rio Tinto
Invercargill, NZ
Feb 23, 2021
Mar 25, 2021
Full Time
Asset Optimisation Technician - Electrical
  • Be part of a group that is safety driven and values inclusion
  • Join an encouraging leadership group, committed to your growth and development
  • Opportunity to be a technical expert on site

About the role

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

We are looking for an optimisation focused Automation Engineer to get the best out of our manufacturing equipment across site. This role is a great opportunity to use your skills and experience with PLC programming to improve the performance of key equipment across site. In this role you will collaborate with Maintenance and Production teams to:
  • Identify performance gaps
  • Use programming tools to resolve those gaps
  • Follow the change control system to safely implement changes

We are an open, connected international team of technical specialists using some of the most exciting data and tools on the planet. We are the world leader in automation and smart mining. We have technical development programmes that are industry-leading and recognise the unique nature of your role. These provide opportunities to grow your career through a dedicated technical path while being rewarded for your unique skills

What you'll bring
  • A commitment to the safety of yourself and your team
  • This is a collaborative role and excellent communication skills and the ability to network with people at all levels of the business are essential.
  • A high level of drive and the ability to prioritise work according to business objectives
  • Proven, practical experience in machinery optimisation using PLC programming tools. Your core training can come from an academic or trades background
  • Experience in a similar role in a heavy industry environment
  • Experience in PLC programming (Unity Pro, ProWorx NxT, Concept, Studio 5000/ RS Logix), SCADAs (Ifix), HMIs (Red Lion ) and OPC servers/clients is essential.
  • Class 1 Drivers Licence

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 base salary reflective of your skills and experience with annual incentive program
  • Comprehensive medical assistance scheme
  • Attractive share ownership plan
  • Leave for all of life's reasons (vacation/annual, paid parental, sick leave) including long service leave
  • Access to transport assistance between Invercargill and Tiwai.
  • Competitive superannuation programme
  • Career development & education assistance to further your technical or leadership ambitions

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

New Zealand Aluminium Smelters Limited (NZAS) is Rio Tinto's only New Zealand site. We are pioneers in producing low carbon, high purity aluminium essential to human progress.

We pride ourselves on being a world leader in quality aluminium products, founded on our deep commitment to safety and operational excellence which we believe is created by the best people in the industry.

Every Voice Matters

At Rio Tinto, we particularly welcome and encourage applications from Indigenous 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.