Rio Tinto
Boron, CA, US
Jan 15, 2022
Feb 14, 2022
Full Time
Millwright - First Class
  • Excellent opportunity to join a diverse team
  • Maintenance opportunity for construction, installation, repair and preventative maintenance
  • A company with a world-class reputation for safety and performance Boron, CA

About the role

We are looking for a Millwright to join the Rio Tinto Minerals Maintenance Department and provide construction, installation, relocation, repair, and preventative maintenance on machinery, equipment, and facilities for the optimum operating efficiency of the Boron Plant.

This role is a great opportunity to become part of Rio Tinto Minerals (RTM) that operates globally providing borates to world markets. Working and reporting to the Maintenance Supervisor, you will be:
  • Following all required Rio Tinto Minerals Safety rules, lock-out/tag-out, and Isolation Procedures
  • Coordinating Millwrights function with overall Plant Operations; preparing parts lists and order and retrieving parts as needed
  • Diagnosing and repairing all types of rotating and conveying equipment, including pumps, elevators, screw conveyors, belting, material handling, and centrifuges.
  • Using your structural welding skills site wide
  • Using power and hand equipment, performing varied types of rigging, often at heights which require climbing and the use of safety equipment i.e., harness, lanyard, SRL's, man-lifts, scissor-lifts

About you

To succeed in this role, you will have:
  • Highschool Diploma or GED
  • Must be proficient and able to demonstrate welding and fabricating skills using metals such as Hastelloy, Inconel, SS 304 &316L as well Aluminum
  • Able to interrupt and following PFDs of job assignment(s). This will be required of the job as the group is involved in small to large scale projects and it is imperative that one understand and can demonstrate this skill in the field working with our customers
  • Interrupt P&IDs of job assignment(s)
  • Follow piping and related components of the physical process flow to identify branches, reducers, valves, equipment, instrumentation, and control interlocks.
  • Valid Drivers License

*Candidates' will be tested on both above from a practical as well in field to gauge their understanding of each.

What do we Offer

Here is just a glimpse of our industry leading rewards package:
  • A competitive starting wage with opportunity for growth and career progression
  • Career development & education assistance to further your ambitions
  • Access top tier family-friendly health and medical programs
  • Generous 401k matching program
  • Attractive company share ownership plan (up to 50% company match)
  • Leave for all moments that matter in life (vacation/annual, 18 weeks paid parental leave for primary care giver short term sick leave, paid holidays)

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

Rio Tinto Borates is a global leader in industrial mineral supply and science. We supply approximately 25% of the world's demand for refined borates, minerals essential to life and modern living. We seek to create mutual value by working closely with our investment partners and host communities. Our 20 Mule Team Borax brand pays tribute to our first borates mining operation in Death Valley in 1872.

Every Voice Matters

At Rio Tinto, we particularly welcome and encourage applications from Indigenous Peoples, women, the LGBTQ+ community, mature workers, people with disabilities and people from different cultural backgrounds.

Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V

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