Process Plant Operators -Expression of Interest

Rio Tinto
Yellowknife, NT, CA
Nov 25, 2021
Dec 25, 2021
Full Time
Process Plant Operators- Expression of Interest
  • Be part of a group that is safety driven and values inclusion
  • Join our global leading business offering outstanding personal development & global career opportunities
  • Permanent employment which includes a huge range of additional benefits
  • Located at the Diavik Mine site in Yellowknife, NT

About the role

We are currently accepting applications for Process Plant Operators and Lead Hands (assignment may be permanent or fixed term) to be responsible for the operation and monitoring of the equipment within their designated area, by ensuring that safety is maintained and that production objectives are met.

Located at the Lac de Gras Mine site, you will be working on a 3 weeks on / 3 weeks off rotation in the interim (alternating night shift and day shift) rotational schedule on a 12 hours per shift day. with the potential that this changes to a 2 weeks on / 2 weeks off rotation in the future, once the COVID-19 pandemic normalizes.

Working collaboratively with all operational and functional departments, you will be responsible for:
  • Completing assigned plant operation duties in designated areas within the Ore Processing, Recovery, Backfill plant and Batch plant;
  • Operating various small loaders and miscellaneous equipment including but not limited to IT28, IT30, IT32, WA250, Bobcat, skid steer, forklift and light vehicle.
  • Completing operational check rounds in designated sections of the plant and report findings to supervisor;
  • Performing process plant clean-up and maintaining the cleanliness of the plant and equipment to a high standard;
  • Adhering to Standard Operating Procedures for Plant Operation;
  • Performing routine daily inspections of equipment and conduct daily start-up, shut-down checks of the mobile equipment and primary sizer;
  • Ensuring basic operational maintenance tasks and repairs are completed within allotted time frames
  • Completing log book entries, daily reports on delays, production, and safety issues before the end of each shift;
  • Clearly communicating all production and safety related issue to team members and cross shift.

What you'll bring
  • A commitment to the safety of yourself and your team
  • Minimum 1 year operator experience in a Process Plant or Backfill Plant setting;
  • Completion of Mining Training Society Mineral Processing Operator Technician Program or level 1 MIHR Mineral Processing Operator certification will be highly regarded;
  • Ability to operate various pieces of equipment including the loader, bobcat, scissor lift and fork lift;
  • Solid proficiency in reading and understanding manuals and written instructions;
  • Ability to learn and understand technical procedures and information quickly;
  • Ability to work in high stress situations and resolve issues;
  • Ability to take initiative and work independently and as part of a team;
  • Knowledge of computer programs including common office software.

Northern residency and experience working in a cross-cultural environment, coupled with knowledge of the unique challenges and opportunities presented to those living in the North, are assets. Hiring priority will be given to qualified applicants who are beneficiaries of the DDMI Participation Agreement Groups and to qualified applicants residing in the Northwest Territories and Nunavut Territories. Members must clearly identify their status on the online job application and resume if they wish to receive priority consideration.

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 in the Northwest Territories of Canada, the Diavik Diamond Mine is a producer of gem-quality diamonds. At Diavik, a strong focus is placed on protecting the local environment, as well as supporting communities through employment and education.

Every Voice Matters

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.

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.

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

Closing Date: November 30, 2021

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