Rio Tinto
wilmington, CA, US
Jan 15, 2022
Feb 14, 2022
Full Time
Millwright I
  • A company with a world-class reputation for safety and performance
  • Maintenance opportunity for construction, installation, repair and preventative maintenance
  • Excellent opportunity to optimize operating efficiency at our Wilmington shipping plant

Rio Tinto is a leading global mining and metals company. Our focus is on finding, mining and processing the Earth's mineral resources in order to maximise value for our shareholders. Everything we do is done with the future firmly in mind, so our employees are rewarded with opportunity, an open and diverse culture and a responsible working environment in which they can go further.

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 organisation and fulfilling career.

The Opportunity

We are looking for a Millwright I 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 Wilmington Plant, our primary shipping facility in North America. Rio Tinto Minerals (RTM) operates globally providing borates to world markets.

Rio Tinto Borates is a global leader in industrial mineral supply and science. We provide 30 per cent of the world's supply of refined borates, remarkable minerals that are essential to life and to modern living. We serve more than 1,000 customers worldwide. Rio Tinto Borates distinguishes itself through cutting-edge research and development; world-class safety, environmental and community practices; and a commitment to constant innovation and improvement.

What the role entails

This role is a great opportunity to become part of Rio Tinto Minerals (RTM) that operates globally providing borates to world markets. Recognised as a leader in the industrial minerals industry due to product quality, supply reliability and technical support; we are proud to make modern life work. Working and reporting to the 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
  • 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
  • Diagnosing and repairing all types of rotating and conveying equipment, including pumps, elevators, screw conveyors, belting, material handling, and centrifuges.

What you will need for this role

To succeed in this role, you will have:
  • HS diploma or GED; be able to read and write in English and exhibit proficiency in basic math
  • Minimum of 2 years' experience repairing Industrial Equipment
  • Pass a mechanical aptitude test.
  • Must possess demonstrable mechanical aptitude and be skilled at rigging, fabricating, repairing equipment and welding
  • Rigging Equipment such as wire rope, chokers, synthetic slings, cable clamps, hooks, shackles and other rigging apparatus
  • Welding equipment, pipe machines, band saws, drill presses, hand tools, forklifts, man lifts, scissor lifts
  • Must be able to read blueprints and drawings

It will also be beneficial if you have:
  • Must know and be able to give correct crane signals, calculate loads and rig correctly

So if you are looking for a new venture and would like to gain exposure to a global, leading-edge mining company, join us today.

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

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