Crew Leader - Laboratory

Rio Tinto

Posted on:  16th Nov 2023

Crew Leader - Laboratory

  • Be part of a group that is safety driven and values inclusion
  • Permanent employment which includes a huge range of additional benefits
  • Bell Bay, Tasmania – just 45 mins from Launceston
  • 9 day fortnight

About the role

Finding better ways to provide the materials the world needs. 

We are seeking a passionate Crew leader- Laboratory to support a highly skilled team to provide oversight of the laboratory at our Bell Bay operation located just a short drive from Launceston. If you have a great blend of technical and interpersonal skills- this could be your next big opportunity to lead with impact with a focus on continuous improvement and development of the team.

We are an open, connected global team that includes some of the industry’s best and brightest minds. We offer competitive, performance-focused remuneration and a wide range of benefits to reward your contribution. With a global reach, the opportunities to develop and grow your career are broad and exciting.

This role is a great opportunity to take the next step in your career. Working a 9-Day fortnight and reporting to the Superintendent Environment & Analytical you will be:

  • Managing laboratory analysts to meet targets including, planning of tasks and team allocation to, leave and absences, quality of work, training and coaching, and performance management.
  • Ensuring production and environmental sampling activities and analysis are performed in a safe, efficient manner.
  • Ensuring targets are consistently delivered in a sustainable/ timely manner and meeting internal customer satisfaction.
  • Oversee the maintenance and ongoing development of the laboratory Quality Management System in compliance with international standards; ISO17025, ISO9001 & ISO 14001
  • Delivering operational excellence through continual improvement work – identify and implement improvement work: production efficiencies; quality; process and procedures; business improvement
  • Responsible for Incident reporting, investigation and follow through to meet statutory obligations, share learnings and minimise re-occurrence
  • Demonstrating safety leadership to the team to achieve zero injuries

What you’ll bring

To succeed in this role, you will have:

  • familiarity with radiation management practices and proposals
  • Experience with NATA and ISO9001/ISO17025 requirements.
  • Previous experience with Xray Equipment
  • Knowledge of LIMS (Laboratory information management systems)
  • Proven leadership experience – with a focus on development
  • Sap Exposure – Beneficial
  • Prior exposure working in a Mining Lab and to analytical laboratories

It will also be beneficial if you have:

  • Bachelor of science (chemistry)

What we offer

  • A work environment where safety is always the number one priority
  • A permanent position working directly for Rio Tinto
  • A competitive base salary reflective of your skills and experience with annual incentive program
  • Comprehensive medical benefits including subsidised private health insurance for employees and immediate family
  • Attractive share ownership plan
  • Company provided insurance cover
  • Extensive salary sacrifice & salary packaging options
  • Career development & education assistance to further your technical or leadership ambitions
  • Ongoing access to family-friendly health and medical wellbeing support
  • Leave for all of life’s reasons (vacation/annual, paid parental, sick leave)
  • Exclusive employee discounts (banking, accommodation, cars, retail and more)
  • Possible domestic relocation assistance

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’ll be working

Bell Bay Aluminium holds a unique place in Tasmanian and Australian history as the first aluminium smelter in the southern hemisphere when it began production in 1955. Today, it produces around 190,000 of primary aluminium each year.

The smelter is situated on the Tamar River, approximately five kilometres from George Town and 45 kilometres from Launceston. We employ more than 500 Tasmanians and more than 60 full-time equivalent contractors who, on a typical day, undertake work at the smelter.

For more than 65 years Bell Bay Aluminium has played a significant role in the social and economic wellbeing of George Town and Northern Tasmania through employment, community investment, and using local goods and services. In 2019, the site also received Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI) certifications, assuring customers the aluminium they purchase has been produced to the highest environmental, social and governance standards.

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.

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