Shutdown Coordinator

Rio Tinto
Salt Lake City, UT, USA
Sep 23, 2022
Oct 23, 2022
Trade & Skilled
Full Time
Shutdown Coordinator
  • Key role in the Engineering and Projects Group
  • Previous experience in Project Management
  • Role-based in Salt Lake City, UT

About the role

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

This role is critical in providing leadership to the teams and Task Owners. The Shutdown Coordinator role is expected to take ownership of all activities during execution and support the Shutdown Manager to deliver safe and efficient work execution within budget. The Mine Shutdown Coordinator role will report directly to the Mine Shutdown Manager.
  • Ensure that all Task Owners and teams understand and comply with all safety, environmental and health standards relevant to their work
  • Ensure that all Task Owners understand and comply with the scope of work, work execution schedule and expectations on quality control and assurance of the work
  • Monitor progress of activities and provide feedback to Task Owners and team members
  • Ensure that all tasks are closely tracked by the Task Owners to provide accurate updates to the Shutdown Scheduler in the daily meetings
  • Communicate to all stakeholders on safety performance, scheduled progress, incidents, issues, or potential issues
  • Immediately elevate to the Shutdown Manager any changes of scope where tasks are going to finish early, overrun, or require additional resources
  • Ensure all essential planned activities are completed. Any unplanned events that will impact the schedule must be immediately elevated to the Shutdown Manager
  • Coordinate all discovery work with the Shutdown Manager and coordinate/execute approved unplanned work
  • Facilitate the shift handover for the oncoming shift
  • Obtain qualifications to sign work permits including hot work, working at heights, confined space and lifting
  • Provide adequate handover to the oncoming Shift Supervisor/Shutdown Coordinator
  • Elevate issues affecting the team, task completion, logistical issues, HR issues etc... at the daily update meeting for action

What you'll bring

Required Education / Experience:
  • A commitment to the safety of yourself and your team
  • Heavy Industrial Project Management or Equivalent Construction Experience
  • 5 years' experience in similar environment (mining, construction, oil and gas)
  • Some shutdown at least 1 year but flexible (preference)
  • Overseeing contractors support and maintenance
  • Sap knowledge and background is critical must have
  • Logistics background is very helpful - work with equipment
  • Experience with shovels and drills maintenance must have
  • Crafts background would be nice to have

Desired Skill Sets:
  • Industrial construction work management and field experience
  • Extensive knowledge of welding processes and techniques
  • Industrial construction work management; Piping, pumps, precipitator, fiber-reinforced plastic, civil, mechanical, electrical, etc
  • Knowledge of non-destructive testing processes
  • Experience in Confined Space Entry management
  • Experience in performing work inside Sulfuric Acid areas and equipment. Hydrofluoric Acid is plus
  • Experience in using specialized PPE i-e, sulfuric acid resistant PPE, supply air respirators, full-face respirators, full-body harness and lanyards, trauma straps, and Tyvek suits for extended time periods
  • Strong conflict resolution skills and incident management

What we offer
  • 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
  • Career development & education assistance to further your ambitions
  • Access to top tier family-friendly health and medical programs
  • Excellent retirement plan including 6% defined company contribution
  • Generous 401k matching program
  • A comprehensive leave policy that covers all moments that matter in life
  • Ongoing individual wellbeing support for you and your family for personal and professional matters
  • Generous Rio Tinto employee share program

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

Our Kennecott mine is a world-class, fully integrated copper mining operation, including a concentrator, smelter and refinery, located just outside Salt Lake City, Utah, in the United States. We produce copper, precious metals including gold and silver, molybdenum and sulfuric acid. Kennecott has been mining and processing minerals from the rich ore body of the Bingham Canyon Mine since 1903 and is one of the tops producing mines in the world, comprising approximately 11 percent of U.S. annual copper production.

Every Voice Matters

We are committed to an inclusive environment where people feel comfortable being 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

Rio Tinto participates in E-Verify to confirm work authorization. Please visit for more information.