Process Engineer Carbon Plant

Rio Tinto
Gladstone, QLD, AU
Oct 14, 2021
Oct 14, 2021
Full Time
  • Be part of close-knit team with a strong commitment to safety
  • Permanent employment which includes a huge range of additional benefits
  • Enjoy a relaxed coastal lifestyle next to a regional hub Gladstone
  • Full time role based at Boyne Island, Queensland

About the role

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

We are looking for two Process Engineers who will be responsible for working with the plant operations and maintenance teams to provide hands on technical expertise in the Carbon plant rodding and raw materials areas. Using structured problem-solving methodology, you will monitor, develop, and improve the performance of the area across the processes, people, and systems.

This role is a great opportunity for a flexible and highly organised individual who has exceptional communication and stakeholder engagement skills.

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.

Reporting to the Superintendent Process Control Carbon and working in a challenging and exciting environment you will be:
  • Participating in daily process operations by analysing process data, reviewing data collection, and observing work practices to determine optimum state;
  • Recommending and implementing remedial strategies to address process issues
  • Driving and validating improvement projects to reduce variation and improve process capability of key metrics
  • Identifying and implementing cost reductions and transformation projects to achieve site targets
  • Fostering a culture of zero harm and continuous improvement

What you'll bring
  • A commitment to the safety of yourself and your team
  • Tertiary Qualification in Process, Chemical Engineering or relevant discipline
  • Demonstrated Process Engineering experience, ideally within an industrial environment
  • Previous experience in Solids handling systems including mixing, forming and silo storage.
  • Diplomacy and open communication skills to influence direct and encourage employee input and behaviour
  • Demonstrated problem solving skills
  • Demonstrated ability to rigorously analyse data and provide solutions to process issues
  • Excellent MS Office suite, literacy, numeracy and report writing skills

What we offer
  • A safety-focused and inclusive working environment
  • A competitive salary package with annual cash incentive awards (STIP)
  • Access to top tier family-friendly health and medical programs
  • Excellent retirement plan
  • A comprehensive leave policy that covers all moments that matter in life (vacation/annual, paid parental leave, short term sick leave, paid holidays)
  • Ongoing individual wellbeing support for you and your family for personal and professional matters
  • Generous Rio Tinto employee share program

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 will be working

Opened in 1982, Boyne Smelters Limited is Australia's second largest aluminium smelter with a 1,000-person strong workforce. Located approximately 20 kilometres south east of Gladstone at Boyne Island on the Central Queensland coast, BSL produces around 500,000 tonnes of aluminium per annum.

Activities at BSL include manufacturing carbon anodes in the carbon plant, aluminium production (smelting) in reduction lines, and casting of molten material into aluminium products ready to ship. The smelter is connected via a conveyor belt to the Queensland Alumina Limited refinery for the supply of alumina.

Along with Yarwun Operations and Queensland Alumina Limited, BSL supports the local community in a wide range of initiatives through Here for Gladstone

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.