Graduate Program Electrical/Control System Engineering

Rio Tinto
Boron, CA, USA
Aug 06, 2022
Sep 05, 2022
Full Time
2022 Graduate Program - Electrical/Control System Engineering

What if from day one you didn't just watch things happen, you made things happen?
What if you didn't just make an impression, you created a legacy?
What if you didn't just start a job, you transformed an industry?

From day one, our graduates help us transform the way we do things, making a better tomorrow for all of us. We love fresh ideas and new thinking, and our graduate program gives you the tools to innovate and invent -- to pioneer progress for you and us.

Who we're Looking for:

We're looking for an exceptional graduate with a degree in Electrical Engineering with inclination towards Automation and Process Control, who is motivated to learn and has a 'can do' attitude. An ambitious personality with the gravitas to inspire. This role is based at our mine in Boron, California.

About the Role:

As a Graduate Electrical and Controls Engineer, your role will include research, design, development, testing and maintenance of different aspects of process control and automation including instrumentation and data mining. The individual will be working very closely with Senior Control Systems Engineer on different projects focusing on different PLC and HMI systems.

  • Bachelor or master's degree in Electrical/Control Systems Engineering or related field - completed in 2020, 2021 or by May 2022
  • Less than two years of relevant work experience (local and international)
  • Right to work in the USA
  • Valid driving license

What you'll also bring
  • Positive attitude, willingness to learn and to make an impact
  • Interest in working in an industrial environment
  • Curiosity in learning a variety of technical applications of electrical and controls engineering
  • Capability to multi-task, self-start and self-manage
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a team, as well as independently

What's on offer

Our global Graduate Development Program is designed to prepare the leaders of the future through a series of engaging, progressive and future skills activities. Visit our webpage for a detailed overview of our program.

In addition, here is just a glimpse of our industry leading rewards package:"
  • A safety-focused and inclusive working environment
  • A competitive salary package with annual cash incentive awards (STIP) for eligible employees
  • A generous relocation package for eligible candidates
  • Career development & education assistance to further your ambitions
  • Access to top tier" family-friendly health and medical programs
  • Generous 401k matching program
  • A comprehensive leave policy that covers all moments that matter in life (vacation/annual, paid parental leave, short term sick leave, paid holidays)
  • Ongoing individual wellbeing support for you and your family for personal and professional matter
  • Generous Rio Tinto employee share program

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.

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

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.

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

Applications close on Friday June 30th (Rio Tinto reserves the right to remove advertised roles prior to this date). Applications received will be assessed over the following weeks.

All progress begins with pioneers - at Rio Tinto, it begins with you.