Drill and Blast Engineers - Pilbara

Rio Tinto
Brockman, WA, AU
Jan 15, 2022
Feb 14, 2022
Full Time
Drill and Blast Engineers Pilbara
  • Spend more time with your family
  • Be supported by the best Mining Engineers in the industry
  • Generous salary package, employee benefits and discounts

About the role

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

We are looking for Drill and Blast Engineers to join our dynamic Mine Technical Services teams in the Pilbara. These key roles are responsible for drill and blast design and planning activities for the mining operations in order to ensure the safe and efficient delivery of the mine plan.

Our family friendly 8 days on, 6 days off roster will enable you to spend more quality time with your loved ones. When onsite, you will be involved in creating effective drill patterns, electronic initiation and charging designs and explore new ways to increase drill and blast productivity. You will utilise your engagement skills to effectively liaise with operational supervisors to get your designs implemented in the field. Additionally, these opportunities will see you work with the latest technologies, using drones for blast capture and RTVis™ 3D visualisation technology for real-time drill unit performance tracking!

About you

With tertiary qualifications in mining engineering or another mining related field, you will have demonstrated drill and blast experience within an open cut mining environment - preferably iron ore. You will have a working knowledge of business and 3D mining software such as Vulcan and Blast Plan, and have the ability to engage and collaborate effectively with a diverse range of stakeholders.

A current C Class driver's licence is required and the ability to obtain and maintain a dangerous goods security card will be well regarded. Prior drill and blast design experience along with wall control and vibration modelling experience will be advantageous.

What we offer

Be recognised for your contribution, your thinking and your hard work, and go home knowing you've helped the world progress.
  • A work environment where safety is always the number one priority
  • A permanent position working directly for Rio Tinto
  • 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
  • Attractive share ownership plan
  • Company provided insurance cover
  • Extensive salary sacrifice & salary packaging options
  • Career development & education assistance to further your technical or leadership ambitions
  • Ongoing access to family-friendly health and medical wellbeing support
  • Leave for all of life's reasons (vacation/annual, paid parental, sick leave)
  • Exclusive employee discounts (banking, accommodation, cars, retail and more)
  • Possible 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 will be working

In the Pilbara region of Western Australia, we own an integrated portfolio of iron ore assets: a world-class, integrated network of 16 mines, four independent port terminals, a 1,700 kilometre rail network and related infrastructure all designed to respond rapidly to changes in demand.

We are one of the world's leading producers and exporters of iron ore.

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.

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 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, women, the LGBTI+ community, mature workers, people with disabilities and people from different cultural backgrounds.

Applications close on Monday 28th February 2022 (Rio Tinto reserves the right to remove advertised roles prior to this date)