Engineer Production

Rio Tinto

Posted on:  28th Mar 2024

Production Engineer 

We encourage women and Indigenous Peoples to apply, as we advance our business to more accurately reflect the world around us.

  • Make a difference; Use your technical skills to improve productivity
  • Assist in implementing mining projects in continuous improvement and replication of best practice
  • 8 days on, 6 off roster FIFO 

Where we’re all welcome

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 who we are.  

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 acknowledge that all people are different and believe that our differences are our strength. The diversity of skills, life experiences and perspectives within our team enhances our way of working and our ability to achieve success together.  

Finding better ways to provide the materials the world needs.

We are looking for a Production Engineer to develop, lead and manage productivity and cost improvement initiatives at our Robe Valley mine site. This role is a great opportunity for a strong minded individual who wishes to further their knowledge of all functions within the operations space and gain leadership exposure within the mine operations team. Moreover this is for someone who is willing to think outside of the box, challenge the status quo and drive change

Reporting to the Senior Production Engineer, you will be:

  • Leading projects on behalf of the mine operations team which may include but are not limited to productivity, asset utilisation, cost reductions, safety, and short/mid term horizon capital projects
  • Engaging with key stakeholders and building relationships with mining technical services, dewatering, fixed plant and mobile equipment maintenance teams to deliver required business outcomes
  • Demonstrating leadership and set the example across the 5 pillars (safety, people, production, cash & partnership) within the mine operations team
  • A leader of the Critical Risk Management (CRM) processes and demonstrate its ideals on a daily basis
  • Coordinating and supporting PMO productivity initiatives within mine operations team such as PDP, establishing best practice
  • Provide appropriate coaching, mentoring and technical support to Superintendents, Supervisors and MTS Engineers

About you

To succeed in this role, you will have:

  • A manual C Class drivers licence
  • Demonstrated experience in both mine engineering and mine production roles in large open pit mining operations including mine planning, and drill & blast design
  • Excellent communication and relationship building skills
  • The motivation and ability to be self-driven and work autonomously

It will also be beneficial if you have:

  • A WA Unrestricted Quarry Manager Certificate or the ability to obtain one
  • Demonstrated data analysis & presentations skills using SQL databases, PowerBI, and equivalent systems
  • Experience with autonomous truck and drill systems
  • A tertiary qualification in Mining Engineering or related discipline

What we offer

Be recognised 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
  • 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

We are committed to elevating Indigenous voices and increasing cultural knowledge in our business. Diversity of skills, life experiences and perspectives within our team enhances our way of working and our ability to achieve success together. To help you on your journey with us, you’ll also have access to:

  • Specialist Indigenous Support Advisors are always there for our Indigenous employees and available to support through any aspect of your employment
  • Dedicated Indigenous Talent Programme for our Operators and Tradespersons and entry level operational roles. This programme is designed to create long term sustainable careers for our Indigenous Employees to grow into leadership or technical pathways to ensure you have every opportunity to grow your career.
  • Indigenous leadership programmes across some professional and operational roles to ensure that we are developing Indigenous Leaders.

Who we are  

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 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

In the Pilbara region of Western Australia, we own a world-class, integrated network of 17 mines, four independent port terminals, a rail network spanning nearly 2,000 kilometres and related infrastructure – all designed to respond rapidly to changes in demand. We are one of the world’s leading producers and exporters of iron ore.

Robe Valley Operations consists of two sites, Mesa A and Mesa J. Mesa J is located approximately 14 km southwest of the town of Pannawonica and Mesa A is located 50 km west of the Mesa J operation and adjacent to the Northwest Coastal Highway.

Ready to experience something unique? Come work with us. Apply today if you want to work with the latest technology and innovation, in an environment where we challenge you to drive positive change.

This role is for applicants residing in or willing to permanently relocate to Western Australia. Rio Tinto offers fly in and fly out options from Perth, our regional FIFO hubs and the opportunity to live in our residential towns where applicable.

Applications close on 12th of April 2024 (Rio Tinto reserves the right to remove advertised roles prior to this date)

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