Analytical Chemist - Laboratory

Rio Tinto

Posted on:  9th Nov 2023

Analytical Chemist

  • Global mining organisation with an exceptional safety culture
  • Permanent employment which includes a huge range of additional benefits
  • Heavily Subsidised housing and utilities
  • Residential role based in the beautiful tropical coastal town of Gove

About the role

Finding better ways to provide the materials the world needs.

We are looking for an Analytical Chemist to provide accurate analytical results to internal customers, to assist in the optimisation of plant processes, troubleshooting and legislative compliance. Reporting to the Laboratory Specialist and working in a challenging and exciting environment within the Laboratory, you will:

  • Carry out routine water analysis using a variety of instrumentation.
  • Carry out routine bauxite sample collection and analysis using a variety of instrumentation, when required. This may involve nightshift coverage.
  • Calibrate instrumentation and perform basic troubleshooting tasks when required.
  • Follow established procedures and methods to ensure the integrity, accuracy, and precision of analytical results.
  • Carrying out maintenance on instrumentation to ensure optimum performance.
  • Ensure consumable stock levels are maintained.

About you

To be successfully considered for this role, you will have:

  • A Certificate IV in Laboratory Techniques
  • A commitment to the safety of yourself and your team
  • Minimum 5 years laboratory experience in an industrial environment
  • Strong understanding of quality assurance and control process
  • A proven ability to manage time effectively and efficiently with minimal supervision
  • A proven ability to troubleshoot
  • A current manual driver’s license

Whilst not mandatory, the following skills would be advantageous:

  • Bachelor of Science degree, major Chemistry (or related discipline)
  • Experience working within a NATA accredited laboratory
  • ICP-MS and XRF experience

What we offer

  • Domestic relocation assistance on offer
  • Remote area allowance
  • Remote area holiday travel assistance
  • Heavily subsidised housing and utilities
  • Up to 9 Months Paid parental leave (no distinction between primary or secondary carer)
  • Health cover scheme for employees and their immediate family
  • Salary sacrifice & packaging options – rental, mortgage, super, vehicle
  • Rio Tinto employee share programme
  • Employee discounts – banking, accommodation, motoring, retail and more.

About Rio Tinto

Rio Tinto is a leading global mining and materials company. We operate in 35 countries where we produce iron ore, copper, aluminium, critical minerals and other materials needed for the global energy transition and for people, communities, and nations to thrive. We have been mining for almost 150 years and operate with knowledge built up across generations and continents.

Our purpose is finding better ways to provide the materials the world needs – striving for innovation and continuous improvement to produce materials with low emissions and to the right environmental, social and governance standards. But we can’t do it on our own, so we’re focused on creating partnerships to solve problems, create win-win and meet opportunities.

Where you will be working

Our Gove Operations have been supplying the global aluminium industry with world-class bauxite for more than 40 years. Located in Australia’s Northern Territory, each year the operation produces approximately 12 million tonnes of bauxite.

With a workforce of 460 people, daily activities include mine operations, maintenance, asset management, shutdown planning and execution, export operations, cultural heritage management, and closure activities following our decision to close the site’s alumina refinery and associated Residue Disposal Area in 2017. 

We expect our bauxite mining operations on the Gove Peninsula will cease in 2030 and we are undertaking significant work to support closure of the operation. We also recognise our operations take place on Indigenous-owned land, and we are committed to working together to achieve a positive future for Nhulunbuy and the Gove Peninsula post-mining.

Every Voice Matters

At Rio Tinto, we particularly welcome and encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, women, the LGBTI+ 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.

Closing date: 23rd of November 2023

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