Senior Reliability Engineer

Rio Tinto

Posted on:  21st Aug 2023

Senior Reliability Engineer

  • Opportunity for career advancement within a world class mine closure project
  • Become a part of a close-knit team where safety is priority
  • Residential or bus in/bus out (ex Darwin) - Ranger Mine (5/2:4/3 roster)

Energy Resources of Australia (ERA) operated Ranger, Australia’s longest continuous uranium mine, surrounded by, but separate from Kakadu National Park in the Northern Territory. In accordance with Government legislation, all mining operations and uranium processing at Ranger ceased on 8 January 2021.

Today, ERA’s strategic priority is the comprehensive rehabilitation of the Ranger Project Area to a standard where it can be reincorporated into the surrounding Kakadu National Park if Traditional Owners and the Commonwealth Government wish.

ERA's purpose is to create a positive legacy and achieve world-class, sustainable rehabilitation of former mine assets. 

The principles that guide ERA’s approach are:

  • Safety: people are our priority. 
  • Teamwork: we actively engage Traditional Owners, scientific experts, Government leaders, employees and the local community to help care for people and country. 
  • Respect: we acknowledge and value culture and diverse perspectives in all we do. 
  • Integrity: our long-term legacy and reputation relies on the action we take today.
  • Excellence: the unique cultural and environmental aspects of Ranger set the world leading standards we must achieve.

About the role

Finding better ways to provide the materials the world needs.

This role is a unique opportunity for a professional who is looking to further advance their career within a unique hybrid operations and project delivery role. Reporting to the Operations & Maintenance Superintendent, you will be:

  • Leading and coaching maintenance supervisors, schedulers and planners to identify and manage the asset reliability risks which can impact production, striving to maximise OSS (overall equipment effectiveness)
  • Planning and executing plant and equipment performance evaluations
  • Monitor production losses and high maintenance costs, and engage team to improve outcomes
  • Develop and implement condition monitoring and assessment programs for all assets
  • Management of all asset integrity documentation
  • Development of maintenance strategies for the ERA Brine Concentrator
  • Ensure the delivery of asset condition assessments
  • Assessment of critical spare parts required to enable ongoing operational capability
  • Formulate ongoing long term preventive maintenance plans as well as working closely with the maintenance supervisor in planning large plant outages and project works
  • Developing an understanding Brine Concentrator maintenance needs and requirements and participating in continuous improvement programs with operations personnel, maintenance personnel and OEMs
  • Lead the root cause analysis process for all asset integrity incidents and ensure all resulting actions are implemented
  • Building relationships and liaising with the Asset Management, Maintenance, Operations and Project Engineering teams.
  • Generate reports and maintaining of asset reliability registers
  • Oversee the development of and implementation shutdown maintenance schedules
  • Identifying hazards on site and contribute to engineering solutions make a safer workplace and providing technical support for safety investigations

 What you will bring

  • Experience in leading and mentoring maintenance team with a values-based approach
  • A degree in Mechanical or Reliability Engineering
  • 5-10 years demonstrated experience in a Mechanical/Reliability Engineering role within heavy industrial/Mining/Processing/Maintenance field
  • A strong commitment to safety
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and leadership skills
  • Materials handling experience for pumps, drives/gearboxes,
  • Experience with condition monitoring processes, oil analysis, non-destructive testing and statutory requirements
  • Experience using a CMMS (Computerised Maintenance Management system)
  • Sound understanding of Root Cause Analysis (RCA) and Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM) principals
  • Experience working with Brine Concentrators, falling film evaporators

What we offer

  • A safety-focused and inclusive working environment
  • A competitive salary package with annual cash incentive awards (STIP)
  • Access to top tier family-friendly health and medical programs
  • Excellent retirement plan
  • A comprehensive leave policy that covers all moments that matter in life (vacation/annual, paid parental leave, short term sick leave, paid holidays)
  • Ongoing individual wellbeing support for you and your family for personal and professional matters
  • Generous Rio Tinto employee share program

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

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.

Closing date 16th February 2024

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