Drill and Blast Operators - Paraburdoo (Residential)

Rio Tinto
Paraburdoo, WA, AU
Nov 25, 2021
Dec 25, 2021
Full Time
Residential Opportunity for Drill & Blast Operators
  • Relocation & subsidised housing with huge financial savings
  • Diverse and supportive team culture offering stability with a permanent position
  • Opportunity to work among a high performing and experienced work crew

About the role

We are looking for Drill and Blast Operators to join the Paraburdoo Operators Drill and Blast team to ensure targets and optimum productivity is achieved. These roles are a great opportunity for motivated and team driven individuals.

In addition to paying competitively and providing great benefits packages, we want you to live the lifestyle that is right for you and your family. And because of our size and scale, there are many opportunities to learn, grow and do more than you ever thought possible.

Every hour of every shift, your safety and wellbeing is our number one priority. We do the work only if it is safe, and we invest to make sure every member of the team has the quality tools they need to do their job.

These roles are open to applicants willing to relocate to Paraburdoo, Western Australia.

Reporting to the Drill and Blast Supervisor, you will be:
  • Operating MPU both ANFO and Pumpable products
  • Operating the Stemming Truck
  • Using electronic detonators as well as firing units
  • Stock Take Magazines
  • Operating Pit Viper / DML and D65 Drill rigs
  • Inspecting equipment to ensure the correct working order and safety requirements
  • Ensuring all Rio Tinto Health and Safety Standards, policies and procedures are being adhered to

What you'll bring
  • A commitment to the safety of yourself and your team
  • A manual C class driver's license
  • A Dangerous goods license
  • A shot firer's license is preferred
  • MPU, small loader and drilling experience is preferred
  • Strong communication skills, with the ability to work as a collaborative team member
  • Ability to work effectively and safely under minimal supervision

Where you will be working

Located 80km south west of Tom Price, Paraburdoo is a town nestled in some of the most scenic landscape in Western Australia. Paraburdoo is recognised for its beautiful scenery, wildlife diversity and close proximity to Karijini National Park. Paraburdoo prides itself on being a safe and friendly community; ideal for young families.

The picturesque town provides residents with a range of leisure facilities and local amenities including a domestic airport, hospital, community centre, child care centre, primary school, parks and a variety of sporting facilities. The recently built Paraburdoo Sports, Fitness and Community Complex offers state of the art facilities including an Olympic-size swimming pool, indoor basketball court and gym.

About us

As pioneers in mining and metals, we produce materials essential to human progress. Aluminium for cars and smartphones. Copper for wind turbines, electric cars and the pipes that bring water to our home. Borates that help crops grow, titanium for paint and diamonds that celebrate the best things in life. Our long history is filled with firsts. We've developed some of the world's largest and best quality mines and operations, and our people work in around 35 countries across six continents.

Creating an inclusive and diverse workforce

We are a diverse team of talented, enthusiastic individuals who foster a culture of inclusion. No matter how they may differ, our people share one thing in common. It's a belief that work is more rewarding when we are accepted and valued for our differences, not judged by them. We all have something to contribute, and it's this contribution that makes for a great organization and fulfilling career.

What's on offer?
  • A permanent position working directly for Rio Tinto
  • Full domestic relocation assistance provided
  • Company housing provided in all residential towns
  • Subsidised living expenses including rent and utilities
  • Two flights to Perth per annum for you and your dependents
  • Assistance with boarding costs for students in primary, secondary or post-secondary education
  • A competitive base salary reflective of your skills and experience with Annual incentive program
  • Comprehensive medical benefits including subsidised private health insurance for employees and immediate family
  • Extensive salary sacrifice and salary packaging options that includes residential housing, airport parking, cars and superannuation
  • Attractive share ownership plan
  • Company provided insurance cover
  • Exclusive employee discounts (banking, accommodation, cars, retail and more)
  • Leave for all of life's reasons (vacation/annual, paid parental, sick leave)
  • A work environment where safety is always the number one priority
  • Career development and education assistance to further your technical or leadership ambitions
  • Ongoing access to family-friendly health and medical wellbeing support

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. You may also be required to complete on-line assessments as part of the selection process.

All progress begins with pioneers at Rio Tinto it begins with you.