Supervisor Plant Maintenance

Rio Tinto

Posted on:  2nd Apr 2024

Supervisor Plant Maintenance – Gudai-Darri

  • Join Rio Tinto’s most technologically advanced mine
  • The perfect balance, our roster gives you more time for the things that are important in your life and to your family and community. Fly in; fly out opportunity from Perth
  • Our friendly teams look after each other because your safety and wellbeing are always our priority

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

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.

About the role

We are looking for a Supervisor Plant Maintenance to lead our site-based to lead a team of maintainers providing maintenance to fixed plant assets at Gudai-Darri. This role presents a fantastic opportunity to draw on your people leadership skills, coupled with your technical knowledge to effectively coordinate execution of work.

You’ll be part of a friendly team, supported by your leader to grow and achieve your own personal goals as well as the goals of the team. You’ll work a family and lifestyle friendly 8 days off, 6 days off roster from Perth, which will give you more time to spend on the things that are important to you and the people in your life.

 Reporting to the Superintendent Fixed Plant Maintenance you will:

  • Be an inspiring role model and coach for positive behaviours, practices and processes, whilst providing leadership, development and support to your team
  • Actively foster and communicate a positive safety culture to promote safety awareness and compliance, encouraging prioritisation of safety in all activities and operations
  • Organise and manage weekly scheduled maintenance work 
  • Be responsible for a team executing breakdown repair works on the Fixed Plant
  • Manage Fixed Plant Maintenance activities to maximise productivity while minimising cost and environmental impact
  • Follow the work management process to ensure Fixed Plant availability is maximised
  • Liaise with key stakeholders to ensure minimal disruption to operations while maintenance and improvements are being performed

What you’ll bring

  • A commitment to the safety of yourself and your team
  • Respect for others and an all-inclusive mindset
  • Leadership experience and confidence in leading, developing and coaching team members
  • Knowledge of maintenance principles 
  • Contractor management experience 
  • An understanding of the work management process and principles 
  • Experience working in fixed plant operations, maintenance or similar
  • A Current Western Australian ‘C’ Class Driver's Licence (Manual)

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.

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

Our $A3.6 billion Gudai-Darri iron ore mine is our most technologically advanced mine. In addition to leveraging technology already in use across Rio Tinto, such as autonomous trucks, trains and drills, Gudai-Darri also has more than 70 design innovations including a reclaimer with a rotable bucket wheel, a world class laboratory and in-field access to data and systems for all team members.

The Caterpillar mining fleet at Gudai-Darri includes autonomous trucks, production drills, and in a world first, autonomous water carts.

Located 110km north-west of Newman, Gudai-Darri will produce up to 49 million tonnes of iron ore a year in its first phase, contributing to our flagship product, the Pilbara Blend™. It will also become a production hub for our iron ore business, incorporating world class infrastructure and a 166-kilometre rail line connecting the mine to our existing network. 

Gudai-Darri is creating jobs and business opportunities in Western Australia. More than 2,000 people have been employed as part of its construction with approximately 600 permanent operational roles created.

Applications close on 16th April 2024 (Rio Tinto reserves the right to remove advertised roles prior to this date

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