Operations & Maintenance Superintendent

Rio Tinto

Posted on:  2nd Feb 2024

Operations and Maintenance Superintendent

  • A challenging and rewarding leadership role leading a large, diverse teams
  • One of the world’s most unique sites, with the focus now shifting to comprehensive world-class rehabilitation whilst maintaining successful operation of a critical path asset
  • FIFO from capital city (2/1 roster) or attractive 9-day fortnight, BIBO ex Darwin or residential Jabiru

About the role

The Operations and Maintenance Superintendent for the Brine Concentrator Operations is of substantial importance, requiring meticulous oversight of a critical path asset within Energy Resources Australia. The role extends beyond daily operations, as it also plays a key part in a site transitioning to a closure and rehabilitation project.

Your demonstrated ability to engage, connect with and positively influence key stakeholders at all organisational levels will be critical. You will be an inspiring role model and coach for positive behaviours, practices, and processes, whilst providing leadership, development, and support to a team of operational professionals responsible for operating and maintaining this asset to ensure reliability and achieve production targets.

The role is either FIFO from a capital city or Darwin based, on a Bus in Bus out arrangement between Ranger Mine and Darwin, or locally based residential in Jabiru. Subsidised housing arrangements for Jabiru residents will be included.

Reporting to the Utilities Manager, accountabilities of this role include:

  • Empowering your fixed plant operations and maintenance team to improve safety culture through the continued implementation of the Safety Maturity Model and RTSPS
  • Collaborating with key stakeholders to drive a culture of participation and improvement, building close partnerships with key operational and project stakeholders
  • Accountable for the operations and maintenance schedule, budget and risks against the agreed yearly Plan and providing support to the Leadership Team to identify operational issues and develop appropriate solutions to maintain safe and efficient business outcomes
  • Compile and analyse data to actively manage portfolio and for reporting and metrics such as work management, shutdown management and operational performance
  • Support appropriate operational governance (including risk and issue management and resolution) and ensures it is maintained within operations
  • Upskilling teams so they are accountable for their own processes and procedures and to seek capital efficiency throughout the delivery lifecycle
  • Implementing and sustaining process safety standards for critical risks

What you’ll bring

  • A demonstrated commitment to the safety of yourself and your team
  • Solid experience working within critical infrastructure facilities combining strong operational, maintenance or project leadership and be confident in effectively leading, mentoring and coaching team members as well as interfacing with senior leaders
  • A trade background (mechanical, electrical or instrumentation) would be highly regarded
  • Strong operations and/or maintenance management experience in fixed-plant processing, with the ability to define and implement business improvement initiatives to maximise capital efficiency
  • Demonstrated complex problem-solving abilities to deliver solutions across an operation
  • A personal aspiration to actively engage and participate in business-wide initiatives
  • A passion for developing your people and enabling their success
  • Strong critical thinking capabilities
  • The courage to drive change

What we offer

  • Unique opportunity to contribute to a world-class project to return uranium mining to natural conditions surrounded by a pristine National Park environment
  • Opportunity to work with a global mining company, with the agility of a small miner with an independent Board
  • The role has visibility within the Rio Tinto technical world, with exposure to senior leadership
  • A competitive base salary reflective of your skills and experience with annual incentive bonus
  • Be recognised for your contribution, you’re thinking and your hard work, and go home knowing you’ve helped the world progress
  • 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, cultural leave)
  • To better suit different family needs, our paid parental leave approach gives all parents the option to take 18 weeks of paid leave after a new child arrives – at a time that suits them
  • Exclusive employee discounts including hotel stays, banking, accommodation, cars, retail and more, read more about the huge range of benefits

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 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

Energy Resources of Australia Ltd (ERA) is a publicly listed company with Rio Tinto its major shareholder. ERA has mined and produced uranium oxide from its Ranger mine in the beautiful and rugged Alligator Rivers area of the Northern Territory since 1980. The Ranger mine is located on Aboriginal land, and is surrounded by, but separate from Kakadu National Park.

Mining at Ranger ceased in November 2012 and since then, Ranger has been processing ore from stockpiles.

The role is either Darwin based on a Bus in Bus out arrangement between Ranger Mine and Darwin, or locally based residential in Jabiru. Subsidised housing arrangements for Jabiru residents will be included.

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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