Underground Training Advisor

Rio Tinto
Superior, AZ, USA
Aug 03, 2022
Aug 22, 2022
Full Time
Underground Training Advisor
  • Develop a program for the management of physical assets for future underground mining operations
  • Competitive salary and benefits
  • Work in a deep underground project located near Superior, Arizona

About the role

We are looking for an Underground Training Advisor for coordinating and facilitating safety training to ensure compliance with Rio Tinto standards and regulatory requirements. In addition, this position will support the Emergency Services Superintendent with training the Mine Rescue and Emergency Response teams.

Resolution Copper is evaluating a large copper deposit located near the town of Superior, Arizona. During the evaluation period, the UG Training & Mine Rescue Coordinator is accountable for managing the mine rescue program and for coordinating, the underground safety training required for the safe operation and maintenance of all existing underground and related surface assets.

Reporting to Manager Underground Operation & Maintenance and working in a challenging and exciting environment, you will be:
  • Training the underground, mine rescue teams in accordance with MSHA Part 49 regulations and Rio Tinto Underground Safety Standards.
  • Providing training for surface and underground miners in accordance with MSHA Part 48 regulations.
  • Working with the Compliance Coordinator and Training Coordinator to maintain training records and documents to ensure compliance with regulatory agencies and the RT HSE Management System.
  • Providing support in custodial or champion roles for compliance assurance in one or more of the Rio Tinto safety standards.
  • Providing support in the development of safe work procedures and competency-based training packages for maintenance tasks, operating tasks, and equipment operation.

About you

To succeed in this role, you will have:
  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • A minimum of 3 years' experience developing and implementing training packages
  • Thorough knowledge of MSHA & ASMI regulations
  • Good Communication skills with an ability to motivate, mentor and develop others
  • Ability to communicate effectively with people at all levels
  • Ability to excel in a fast-paced work environment.
  • Knowledge and skills in Microsoft Office programs

It will also be beneficial if you have:
  • MSHA underground mine rescue qualification
  • Experience in Underground operations

What we offer

We are committed to providing our employees with a generous benefits package. Be recognized for your contribution, your thinking, your hard work, and go home knowing you've helped the world progress, we provide:
  • A safety-focused and inclusive working environment
  • Advantageous salary package with annual cash incentive awards (STIP) for eligible employees
  • Access to top-tier family-friendly health programs including medical, prescription drug, dental, vision, life insurance coverage, and various voluntary benefits.
  • Excellent retirement plan including up to 6% defined company contribution; Generous 401k matching program
  • Generous Rio Tinto employee share program, which allows you to purchase Rio Tinto Company shares.
  • Comprehensive leave policies which cover all moments that matter in life: PTO (paid time off), paid holidays, and paid bereavement leave.
  • A favorable child-caregiver leave program (Up to 100% salary top-up)
  • Discount programs for leisure purposes and access to Virgin Pulse with incentives supporting your wellbeing
  • Ongoing Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for you and your family; to help in addressing educational opportunities, addiction treatment, depression, stress, domestic issues, financial management, and legal concerns.
  • Our team and industry experts are here to support and work with you to explore your learning potential and career goals

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

Once in operation, Resolution Copper has the potential to supply nearly 25% of US copper demand and create several thousand direct and indirect jobs in the Pioneer Mining District of Arizona, with an economic value estimated at several billion dollars over the mine life.

The project will rely on a block caving technique to extract the deposit that lies more than 2,000 metres below the surface. This method uses gravity to remove the ore and is the most viable way to recover the resource.

In 2019, the project achieved a significant milestone - issuance of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) by the US Forest Service (USFS). In anticipation of the Final EIS in 2020, Resolution Copper continues permitting and community engagement activities, reclamation of the historic Magma Mine site, shaft and underground development studies, and advancing data collection to further orebody knowledge.

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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