Team Leader-Residue Management Area

Rio Tinto

Posted on:  21st Feb 2024

Team Leader

  • Be part of a group that is safety-driven and values inclusion.
  • Bring your passion for leadership to train, develop and motivate people.
  • Day shift only, Lifestyle roster with shift allowance

About the role

Finding better ways to provide the materials the world needs.

We are looking for a Team Leader to join our - Residue Management Area at Rio Tinto Yarwun. You will lead a medium-sized team of process technicians and subcontractors towards achieving our safety, people and growth objectives through planning and executing production activities.

This role is a great opportunity for a safety-focused Supervisor to drive positive change and motivate a team to strive for continuous improvement. Lead, create and maintain a climate in which individuals feel included, valued and all team members are clear about responsibilities, expectations, and objectives.

Leading on the frontline is one of the most important jobs in our business and comes with a huge amount of responsibility. We need you to motivate, inspire and keep your people safe and well.With signature leadership training programmes, growing and developing is more than an opportunity – it is something we actively plan and make happen. Every day our leaders grow, while our rosters are designed to help you live the lifestyle that is right for you and your family

Reporting to the Superintendent-Residue Management some of your duties will include:

  • Demonstrating personal and team behaviour that meets or exceeds the Yarwun Visions and Models for leadership
  • Fostering a culture of zero harm and continuous improvement
  • Deliver operational excellence by identifying and implementing improvement initiatives
  • Conduct required audits and inspections to a high standard, and for the purpose of reinforcing a strong HSE culture and systems
  • Ensuring targets are consistently delivered in a sustainable/ timely manner and with maximum customer satisfaction
  • Developing relief Team Leaders and other required capability within the team
  • Delivering weekly, monthly and annual production and safety performance KPI’s
  • Managing expenditure within the allocated budget and execution of Yarwun operating system

What you’ll bring 

  • A demonstrated commitment to the safety of yourself and your team 
  • Experience leading in an industrial or similar environment with a production focus
  • A leadership role within a production team desirable
  • A passion for developing, training and motivating your people and enabling their success
  • Sound risk management skills and ability to make decisions based on risk
  • Sounds computer literacy skills. Working knowledge of SAP could be advantageous

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
  • A competitive base salary reflective of your skills and experience with annual incentive program
  • 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)
  • Exclusive employee discounts (banking, accommodation, cars, retail and more)

Where you’ll be working

With production beginning in 2004 at our Yarwun alumina refinery, located approximately 10 kilometres north-west of Gladstone in Central Queensland, today the operation produces more than three million tonnes of alumina per year.

Around 700 people support the operation, with an additional 350 contractors on site each year as part of scheduled maintenance shutdown activities. Thanks to its ‘Industry 4.0’ focus, Yarwun is also a leader in trialling new technologies to improve operations on site, including 3D printing, robotics and drones in confined spaces, and is home to Rio Tinto’s innovative Queensland Research and Development Centre (QRDC).

Along with Boyne Smelters Limited and Queensland Alumina Limited, our Yarwun Operation supports the local community in a wide range of initiatives through Here for Gladstone.

Every Voice Matters

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.

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