Process Coordinator - Reduction Dept.

Rio Tinto
Kitimat, BC, CA
May 13, 2021
May 27, 2021
Full Time
Process Coordinator Reduction Dept.
  • Be part of a group that is safety driven and values inclusion
  • Expand and develop your technical expertise within a key role at our newly modernized aluminium smelter
  • The role is based in Kitimat, Beautiful British Columbia, Canada

About the role

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

We are looking for Process Coordinator, to lead the Reduction process technical team at our modernized aluminium smelter, in Kitimat, BC. If you are a motivated, self-driven person with experience in metals and materials processing this could be a role for you!

The role is a great opportunity for a knowledgeable and passionate leader to increase their technical capability in a world class operational environment.

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 programs that are industry-leading and recognize 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.

Reporting to the Process Superintendent and working a Monday to Friday schedule, you will be:
  • Working safely in accordance with Rio Tinto health, environmental, safety and community (HSEC) standards actively leading, and engaging in promoting our "Zero harm" culture;
  • Responsible for process safety in the reduction department ensuring the prevention of molten metal/bath explosions
  • Responsible for efficiency and performance parameters of the GTC ensuring HF and particulate permit compliance
  • Lead a team of process engineers and technicians in the Reduction and gas treatment centre (GTC) area.
  • Responsible for developing the 5-10 year plan for the Reduction operation
  • Collaborating with operational leaders to ensure targets are met by coordinating technical assistance efforts.
  • Share best technical practices with other relevant areas within RTA
  • Lead conceptual studies for strategic projects and communicates recommendations and actions to leadership
  • Identify development and training opportunities for your direct reports, and provides guidance to the area manager on technical/process for the wider Reduction team.

Note: No Fly-in-fly-out arrangements offered. Relocation assistance is provided.

What you'll bring
  • A commitment to the safety of yourself and your team;
  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Chemical, Metallurgical or equivalent
  • 5-10 years of experience with the aluminium reduction process
  • Extensive experience with AP Reduction Technology as well as ALPSYS control system
  • Minimum 2 years of experience in a leadership role
  • Demonstrated aptitude for problem solving and data analysis
  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal skills to effectively communicate with employees at all levels of the organization
  • Good understanding of the business improvement process

It will also be beneficial if you have:
  • Intermediate level of French
  • Knowledge of SAP
  • Previous certification as Lean Six Sigma Green Belt or Black Belt

What we offer

Part of a high performing and engaged team operating some of the best reduction technology in the world:
  • 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
  • Family-friendly health and medical programs, pension and savings plans
  • Attractive share ownership plan
  • Generous vacation/annual, paid parental, sick leave benefits
  • 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

Rio Tinto's BC Works is a part of the Atlantic Operations of the Aluminium product group and has been operating in British Columbia for over 65 years. With industry leading new technology and four generations of employee expertise, as well as our hydropower facility at Kemano and the Nechako Reservoir, the Kitimat smelter is one of the world's most competitive aluminium smelters, producing aluminium with one of the lowest carbon footprints in the industry.

Rio Tinto is proud to operate in BC alongside our 1,000 employees, partners, community stakeholders and First Nations, and we look forward to the next 60 years.

To learn more about our Aluminium Operations, check out this video:

Every Voice Matters

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 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.

Applications close: May 26, 2021

(Rio Tinto reserves the right to remove advertised roles prior to this date)