Production Engineers Rio Tinto Iron Ore FIFO 8/6

Rio Tinto
West Angelas, WA, AU
May 14, 2022
May 17, 2022
Full Time
Production Engineers Rio Tinto Iron Ore FIFO 8/6 ex Perth
  • Join some of Australia's largest producing iron ore mine sites at the forefront of technology and innovation
  • Real opportunity to extend your operational leadership experience and advance your career
  • Work for collaborative and open-minded leaders who encourage and support career growth and development
  • A role where you can truly make a difference be involved in identifying continuous improvement projects that will add real value to the performance of the site

About the role

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

We are looking for enthusiastic and motivated Production Engineers to join our dynamic mining operations teams within Rio Tinto Iron Ore in Western Australia. With cutting edge technology at your fingertips and support of the brightest minds in the industry you will develop, lead and manage productivity and cost improvement initiatives for the site, while driving the implementation of the mine plan.

These roles will provide you with the opportunity to further your knowledge of all functions within the operations space and gain exposure to the mine operations leadership team. If you are willing to think outside of the box, challenge the status quo and drive continuous change, then this is the perfect role for you!

Reporting to the Senior Production Engineer, you will:
  • Lead business improvement projects for the mine operations team with a specific focus on safety, productivity and asset utilisation
  • Identify and implement autonomous haulage optimisation opportunities
  • Engage with key internal partners across mine production, mining technical services, dewatering, fixed plant and mobile equipment maintenance to deliver required business outcomes
  • Utilise accurate data analysis to drive cost reductions and efficiencies
  • Promote a culture of safety and respect, and provide input into critical risk management and incident investigation processes
  • Coordinate and support productivity initiatives within the mine operations team and establishing best practice
  • Provide coaching, mentoring and technical support to the mine planning engineers and operations teams to ensure optimisation of the mine plan
  • Ability to analyse and identify opportunities within the business to maximise value by working alongside mine operational and maintenance teams
  • Demonstrate the Rio Tinto values of courage, care and curiosity

What you'll bring

You will have tertiary qualifications in mining engineering and/or demonstrated experience in mine production, or mine planning roles within a large open pit mining environment. You will be someone who thrives on a challenge, can think outside of the box and has a good understanding of the fundamental concepts that underpin value in the mining industry. Your exceptional relationship building skills coupled with your ability to engage and collaborate effectively with a diverse range of business partners will also ensure your success in this role.

A manual 'C' class driver's licence and a WA Unrestricted Quarry Manager's Certificate or the ability to obtain one will be required. Prior experience with Minestar autonomous haulage systems will also be advantageous. A high level of computer literacy - experience with Vulcan, Excel, Power Query, Power Bi (or other data visualisation software) will be highly regarded.

Where you will be working

In the Pilbara region of Western Australia, Rio Tinto operates the world's largest integrated portfolio of iron ore assets with industry-leading margins. Our premium product suite, including our flagship Pilbara blend, drives strong customer relationships and is supported by technical and commercial marketing expertise. The iron ore business continues to be the world's largest autonomous truck operator and a proud leader in automated mining technologies.

What we offer

Be recognised for your contribution, your critical thinking and your hard work, and go home knowing you've helped the world advance by producing the materials essential to human progress.
  • A work environment where safety is always the number one priority
  • A competitive salary package 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 and 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)

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.

Every Voice Matters

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.

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.

Apply today if you want to work with the latest technology and innovation, in an environment where we challenge you to drive positive change.

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.

Applications close on 27 May 2022 (Rio Tinto reserves the right to remove advertised roles prior to this date)