Train Control Systems Senior Application Support Analyst

Rio Tinto

Posted on:  27th Mar 2024

Train Control Systems Senior Application Support Analyst – Perth Operations Centre

  • Our friendly teams look after each other because your safety and wellbeing are always our priority
  • Great opportunity to network, collaborate and partner with mining operations, world-leading technology suppliers and integrated systems professionals
  • Perth based role 12 hour Day: 3 days, 3 nights, 6 off roster

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

Finding better ways to provide the materials the world needs.

We are looking for a Railways – Train Control Systems Senior Application Support Analyst to provide support for critical control systems across rail including the AutoHaul™, Train Control (Phoenix H CTC), Wayside Asset Protection devices, GPS, Tibco EMS and Networks communications.

This role is a great opportunity to enable the team’s service delivery, service support and improvement project execution around the Rail Control Systems.

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.

This is a permanent position based at the Perth Operations Centre, reporting to the Superintendent Integrated Systems. You will be:

  • Supporting, monitoring, and troubleshooting rail application systems and services
  • Troubleshooting network and complex system integrations
  • Responding to critical condition monitoring alarms and carrying out recovery actions to restore systems back to normal operation
  • Managing incidents with relevant stakeholders and support groups
  • Supporting project delivery and scheduled preventative maintenance activities

About you 

  • A commitment to the safety of yourself and your team
  • Interpersonal skills; engaging with stakeholders in a production critical environment
  • System and Functional safety, ideally within the mining sector
  • Change, incident and demand management best practise
  • TIBCO Enterprise Messaging (EMS) and/or Tibco Business Works (BW) experience
  • Tertiary degree in IT/Computer Science, Engineering, or relevant industry experience
  • Red Hat Linux and Windows experience
  • Application & Control Systems Support in production critical and integrated environments.
  • Software development and/or scripting experience desired (Bash, Bat, PowerShell, VBS, Python).
  • Data Analytics, familiar with PowerBi
  • Microsoft SQL Server and Oracle database queries
  • Understanding network architecture, topology diagrams and Cyber security best practise
  • Australian “C” Class manual drivers’ license

If you are excited about the role and think you have what it takes but your experience doesn't align 100% we still want to hear from you.  

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.

We are committed to elevating Indigenous voices and increasing cultural knowledge in our business. Diversity of skills, life experiences and perspectives within our team enhances our way of working and our ability to achieve success together. To help you on your journey with us, you’ll also have access to:

  • Specialist Indigenous Support Advisors are always there for our Indigenous employees and available to support through any aspect of your employment
  • Dedicated Indigenous Talent Programme for our Operators and Tradespersons and entry level operational roles. This programme is designed to create long term sustainable careers for our Indigenous Employees to grow into leadership or technical pathways to ensure you have every opportunity to grow your career.
  • Indigenous leadership programmes across some professional and operational roles to ensure that we are developing Indigenous Leaders.

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

In the control room, sitting next to the train controllers in our state-of-the-art Operations Centre (OC) located near the Perth domestic airport.

In the Pilbara region of Western Australia, Rio Tinto operates the world's largest integrated portfolio of iron ore assets with industry-leading margins. Our premium product suite, including our flagship Pilbara blend, drives strong customer relationships and is supported by technical and commercial marketing expertise. The iron ore business continues to be the world's largest autonomous truck operator and a proud leader in automated mining technologies.

If this sounds like your next career path, then apply today!

Applications close on 10 April 2024 (Rio Tinto reserves the right to remove advertised roles prior to this date)

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