Technical Assistant

Rio Tinto
Nov 25, 2021
Dec 25, 2021
Trade & Skilled
Full Time
Technical Assistant Hope Downs 4
  • A great opportunity for an enthusiastic and motivated individual
  • Broad exposure with the chance to take your career further
  • Family friendly FIFO Roster ex-Perth 8 days on, 6 off Hope Downs

About the role

We are looking for Technical Assistant to support the mine planning function and operations team.

The primary role of the Technical Assistant is to provide support and services to the Mine Geologists. This is achieved through ensuring that all requirements are met for the safe and timely collection and management of high quality geological data. Secondary responsibilities may include assisting the Survey and Geotechnical teams.

Currently working an attractive 8/6 roster and reporting to reporting to the Mine Geologist, Mine technical Services, you will be:
  • Preparation and maintenance of tools and equipment including vehicles
  • Accurate and precise sampling of blast cones
  • Delivery and submission of samples to the site laboratory
  • Utilize Vulcan and Microsoft office applications to manage geological data.
  • Monitor and order consumables using SAP
  • Attend and contribute to daily pre-start safety meetings
  • Complete pre task inspections and hazard assessments for all tasks
  • Understanding and awareness of critical risks and controls

What you'll bring

To be successfully considered for this role, you will have:
  • Strong safety culture focus and engagement
  • Continuous improvement focus able to devise opportunities to improve efficiencies and align core processes
  • Situational leadership skills
  • Good written and verbal communications skills
  • A good level of computer literacy
  • Interaction with internal and external customers
  • Planning, prioritising and organizing processes critical to the Mine Geology department
  • Effective time management skills
  • Attention to detail and work standards
  • Team focus & contributing to team success

It will also be beneficial if you have:
  • Exposure to the mining industry (essential)
  • Exposure to grade control systems, sampling and/or exploration/evaluation drilling (desirable)
  • Familiarity with RTIO systems (desirable)

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

Located 50km north-west of Newman, Hope Downs 4 offers an 8/6 roster and is a joint venture managed and operated by Rio Tinto, working in conjunction with nearby site Hope Downs 1. Hope Downs 4 provides excellent career growth and opportunities and the village provides excellent facilities for its FIFO workers.

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.

Apply today if you want to work with the latest technology and innovation, in an environment where we challenge you to drive positive change.

Please note, in order to be successfully considered for this role you must complete all pre-screening questions.

This role is for applicants residing in or willing to permanently relocate to Western Australia. Rio Tinto offers Fly in and fly out options from Perth, our regional FIFO hubs and the opportunity to live in our residential towns where applicable