Specialist - Mechanical Maintenance

Rio Tinto

Posted on:  27th Mar 2024

Specialist l Mechanical Maintenance

  • Apply your category management, stakeholder engagement and problem-solving skills
  • Day to day interface with Rio Tinto Iron Ore operations
  • Challenging and dynamic position
  • Flexible work environment and CBD location – Perth

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 different. 

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.

About the role

The Fixed Plant Maintenance team is currently seeking a Specialist – Mechanical Maintenance based in Perth CBD. As part of the broader Labour and Maintenance (L&M) team, you will be responsible for managing key categories within the Fixed Plant Maintenance portfolio for Iron Ore. You will work closely with internal business and procurement stakeholders and form strong partnerships with our key contract partners.

We are looking for a highly driven and commercially astute individual, who has a desire to deliver value within the portfolio, minimise risk for Rio Tinto and deliver innovative contract management solutions.

It is an excellent opportunity to join a high performing, collaborative and fun team whilst showcasing your abilities in contract implementation, management and stakeholder engagement.

Reporting to the Principal - Fixed Plant Maintenance, you will:

  • Demonstrate strong teamwork, with a focus on contributing to a respectful and empowering culture whilst delivering excellence
  • Collaborate with business stakeholders and cross-functional working groups to deliver against L&M’s strategic priorities
  • Establish long term, sustainable relationships with key suppliers, based on innovation, sustainability, and mutual value creation
  • Undertake the day-to-day contract management activities in support of Rio Tinto’s key supply partnerships
  • Provide support with managing supplier activities and assist with identifying new value opportunities for the business
  • Conduct Contractor Performance Meetings (CPMs) for your portfolio’s suppliers

About you

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

  • Strong team player mindset with the desire to positively contribute to an engaged and progressive culture
  • A love for category management with proven abilities to develop, negotiate and implement commercial strategies
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to constructively influence others
  • Effective time management skills and the ability to balance multiple and competing priorities
  • A passion for problem solving and agile procurement processes

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
  • Full relocation provided to Western Australia from elsewhere in Australia
  • A competitive base salary reflective of your skills and experience with annual incentive bonus
  • 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 here: https://bit.ly/43AQLue

Where you will be working

This role is based the Perth CBD in the Central Park offices, with flexible working arrangements available.

 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.

Applications close on 11th April 2024.

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