Specialist Reliability Engineer

Rio Tinto
Dampier, Western Australia, AUS
Jun 23, 2022
Jun 27, 2022
Full Time
Specialist Engineer Reliability (Railways)
  • Be part of a group that is safety driven and values inclusion
  • Discover & enjoy the benefits of coastal living - Karratha or Dampier Based
  • Residential Karratha or FIFO 5/2 - 4/3 Roster from Perth

What we are offering to you
  • Diverse role with planning and multi-disciplined engineering responsibilities
  • Engineering exposure to the world's first autonomous heavy haul railway
  • Discounted Health cover scheme for you and immediate family
  • Extensive salary sacrifice and packaging options
  • Generous Rio Tinto employee share program

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.

About the role

This role is a great opportunity for a successful individual to work in a dynamic team which is responsible for providing technical assurance, reliability analysis and risk advisory function to the Rail Maintenance Division. Reporting to the Principal Asset Assurance, you will:
  • Lead the Defect Elimination (DE) process & conduct high-level root cause analysis (RCA)/5Whys for rail network assets across RTIO rail infrastructure assets.
  • Improve site MTBF and MTTR by using rail system reliability modelling.
  • Drive cost and risk reduction while balancing asset life cycle and performance in alignment with Rail Engineering standards.
  • Analyse primary/secondary maintenance tasks (PM01/PM02) to improve asset reliability & cost
  • Conduct reliability analysis and interpret failures or unscheduled loss (UL) / cost data
  • Asset Optimisation
    • Identify and deliver asset performance and health improvement initiatives through defect elimination (MTBF)
    • Develop and maintain asset FMEA to define tactics, maintenance plans, checklists and inventory requirements
    • Investigate asset failures (RCA)
  • Asset Health
    • Analyse asset performance and health data
    • Provide tactical support
    • Support Maintenance Engineers as required
  • Systems Engineering
    • Define asset management technical requirements for new assets
    • Review new asset operational readiness tactics, maintenance plans and inventory requirements

About you

To be successfully considered for this role, you will have:
  • Bachelor of Engineering with 5-10 years of relevant rail experience
  • Relevant engineering experience in track, civil and signals.
  • Proficient with reliability concepts - FMECA, RCM, etc.
  • High level of stakeholder management and communication skills.
  • RCA and problem-solving techniques
  • Understanding of project management principles
  • Knowledge of data analysis tools
  • Knowledge of work management process

Where you will be working

Our privately owned and operated rail network is an essential part of our integrated production process and services our 15 mines across the Pilbara via 1,700km of track. With depots located at Tom Price, Cape Lambert and Dampier (7 Mile), each train is operated by a single driver and comprises up to three locomotives and 240 ore cars stretching to approximately 2.7 kilometres in length with over 40 trains operating per day. We are also applying and adapting technology to improve safety and productivity across our rail network.

What's on offer
  • 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 us

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

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.

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

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