Supervisor Maintenance - Multiple Opportunities

Rio Tinto
Kitimat, BC, CAN
Sep 22, 2022
Oct 16, 2022
Full Time
Supervisor Maintenance - Multiple Opportunities
  • Be part of a group that is safety driven and values inclusion
  • Exciting and challenging opportunity to grow your maintenance and leadership career at a modernized smelter
  • Role is based in Kitimat, BC

About the role

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

We are looking for Maintenance Supervisors to lead and develop a high performing team whilst fostering a strong safety culture and building capabilities. This includes supervision of unionized Maintenance Department personnel and accountability for all area resources. The Supervisors' focus is to lead the safe, efficient and sustainable maintenance of smelter site equipment and facilities. We currently have a vacancies in the following departments: Reduction, Building Services, and Carbon.

This role is a great opportunity for a safety-oriented and engaging leader to drive and optimize maintenance program performance in a fast-paced work environment.

Leading on the frontline is one of the most important jobs in our business and comes with a huge amount of responsibility. We need you to motivate, inspire and keep your people safe and well. With signature leadership training programmes, growing and developing is more than an opportunity - it is something we actively plan and make happen. Every day our leaders grow, while our rosters are designed to help you live the lifestyle that is right for you and your family.

Reporting to the Superintendent Maintenance, and working on a shift schedule that may include shifts up to 12 hours, night shift, and weekends, you will be:
  • Working safely in accordance with Rio Tinto safety standards - actively leading, and engaging in safety initiatives promoting our 'Zero harm' safety culture
  • Supervising, coordinating, and monitoring the execution of scheduled work plans and unplanned emergency and breakdown work, determining the sequence based on business priority and availability of equipment and workforce
  • Reviewing team member performance and providing appropriate feedback and coaching
  • Maintaining a continuous improvement focus by recommending improvements to maintenance practices and productivity
  • Collaborating with stakeholders to resolve issues
  • Preparing and entering data into various information systems (i.e. work order history, employee pay details, monthly reports, discipline, etc.)
  • Developing and promoting a positive employee relations environment within the department
  • Leading with a genuine care for people

Please note: Fly-in-fly-out arrangements are not available. Relocation assistance is provided if applicable.

What you'll bring
  • A commitment to the safety of yourself and your team
  • Red Seal trade, Engineering or Engineering Technology qualification
  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Class 7 provincial driver's license
  • A least 5 years of experience in an industrial setting: mining, processing, manufacturing or related, with experience in a unionized environment
  • Effective leadership skills: the ability to set direction, prioritize and achieve objectives, actively listen, and engage and motivate your team members
  • Clear, concise, and tactful communication
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, etc.)
  • A genuine care for people and their well-being

What we offer

Be recognized for your contribution, your thinking and your hard work, and go home knowing you've helped the world progress.
  • A work environment where safety is always the number one priority
  • Career development & education assistance to further your technical or leadership ambitions
  • A competitive base salary reflective of your skills and experience with annual incentive program
  • Ongoing access to family-friendly health and medical programs, pension and savings plans
  • Attractive share ownership plan
  • Leave for all of life's reasons (vacation/annual, paid parental, sick leave)
  • Exclusive employee discounts
  • Domestic relocation assistance

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'll be working

Rio Tinto's BC Works is a part of the Atlantic Operations of the Aluminium product group and has been operating in British Columbia for over 65 years. With industry leading new technology and four generations of employee expertise, as well as our hydropower facility at Kemano and the Nechako Reservoir, the Kitimat smelter is one of the world's most competitive aluminium smelters, producing aluminium with one of the lowest carbon footprints in the industry.

Rio Tinto is proud to operate in BC alongside our 1,000 employees, partners, community stakeholders and First Nations, and we look forward to the next 60 years.

To learn more about our Aluminium Operations, check out this video:

Every Voice Matters

At Rio Tinto, we particularly welcome and encourage applications from Indigenous Peoples, women, the LGBTQIA2 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.

Applications close: October 15, 2022

(Rio Tinto reserves the right to remove advertised roles prior to this date)