Superintendent Carbon Operations

Rio Tinto

Posted on:  8th Apr 2024

Superintendent – Carbon

  • Join our global leading business offering outstanding personal development & global career opportunities
  • Be part of a group that is safety driven and values inclusion
  • Permanent role, based in Launceston, TAS – domestic re-location will be provided if req’d

About the role

Finding better ways to provide the materials the world needs.

We are looking for a Superintendent – Carbon Operations to join our highly skilled Carbon team in continuing the journey of supporting the Bell Bay Management Team in the safe and effective execution of all operational functions with a continuous improvement mindset. 

Equally as important to the success of operational functions is the leadership and coaching of all key members of the team, leading by example in a safety-focused manner that will encourage people to learn and develop whilst feeling supported.

Pacific Operations is a division of Rio Tinto Aluminium with geographically dispersed sites operating in Australia and New Zealand. Pacific Operation’s strategy is based on continually improving its cost competitiveness, ensuring the safe and environmentally sound management of its operations and the realization of the full potential of its people, technology and physical assets. Bell Bay smelter is a 100% Rio Tinto-owned smelter – operating for 68 years in Northern Tasmania.

Working a 9-day fortnight and reporting to the Manager – Carbon Operations you will:

  • Passionately lead, coach and develop a diverse team of operations personnel to achieve safety, environmental and operational objectives
  • Create an interdependent safety culture where teams feel ownership and responsibility for safety
  • Support the Bell Bay Management team in achieving the safe and effective execution of all operational functions with a continuous improvement mindset
  • Assign tasks and provide feedback and coaching to leaders and team members, which includes recognising achievements and provision of development plans.

About you

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

  • A proven record of delivering outstanding safety performance
  • A highly effective visual and engaging leadership style
  • Demonstrated success in leading complex operations teams within a manufacturing or minerals processing environment
  • The ability to coach and develop frontline leaders to be highly effective in engaging and leading their operational teams
  • Strong interpersonal, communication and negotiation skills with the ability to influence, build credibility and trust across all levels of the organisation
  • The capacity to problem solve and perform root cause analysis for operational and technical critical issues

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 competitive base salary reflective of your skills and experience with annual incentive program
  • Comprehensive medical benefits including subsidised private health insurance for employees & 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)
  • Relocation assistance if required

About Rio Tinto

Every idea, every innovation, every little thing the world calls ‘progress’ begins with

a first step, and someone willing to take it: explorers, inventors, entrepreneurs. Pioneers.

For nearly 150 years, Rio Tinto has been a company of pioneers – generations of people spanning the globe, all with the grit and vision to produce materials essential to human progress.

Our iron ore has shaped skylines from Shanghai to Sydney. Our aluminium – the world’s first to be certified “responsible” – helps planes fly and makes cars lighter. Our copper helps wind turbines power cities and our boron helps feed the world, and explore the universe.

Our diamonds help us celebrate the best parts of life.

Where you’ll be working

Our Bell Bay Aluminium smelter began operating in 1955 and holds a unique place in Tasmanian and Australian history as the first aluminium smelter in the Southern Hemisphere. Based approximately 50 kilometres from Launceston in Northern Tasmania, the smelter produces primary aluminium products. We have a long and proud history in Tasmania of supporting our community and are committed to building enduring relationships built on mutual respect, collaboration, and genuine partnership. You can learn more here:

Every Voice Matters

At Rio Tinto, we particularly welcome and encourage applications from Indigenous Peoples, women, the LGBTQIA+ community, mature workers, people with disabilities and people from different cultural backgrounds.

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