Senior Engineer – Yandicoogina
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 suitably qualified and experienced Senior Reliability Engineer to join our Maintenance Planning and Engineering (MP&E) team at our Yandicoogina site.
As the Senior Reliability Engineer you will lead a team of Reliability, Electrical and Control Engineers and be responsible for championing defect elimination and reliability engineering processes to improve the asset performance across both the fixed plant and mobile equipment.
Reporting to the Superintendent Asset Management, you will:
What you’ll bring
You will have tertiary qualifications in engineering or a related discipline, coupled with previous maintenance or reliability experience within a mining environment. You will be committed to demonstrating and promoting a positive safety culture and most importantly, you are someone who thrives on a challenge and is willing to be creative when solving technical problems.
With an ability to relate to a diverse range of stakeholders and operational teams, you will have experience effectively collaborating with others in order to drive successful outcomes. You will have previous experience leading an engineering team to accurately identify the root cause of issues, provide recommendations and implement change to support continuous improvement.
Practical experience and an understanding of asset management and reliability-based principles and processes such as RCA, FMECA and tactics development will be required. A working knowledge of statutory, Australian and Rio Tinto engineering standards will be advantageous, and a full ‘C’ class driver’s licence is essential. Prior experience with SAP and other maintenance and reliability software will be advantageous.
What we offer
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:
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
Located 95km north-west of Newman, Yandicoogina offers a range of fly in fly out rosters. As one of Australia’s largest-producing iron ore mines; operating a fleet of autonomous trucks and drills, it generates more than 55 million tonnes of Hammersley Iron Yandi (HIY) fines each year.
Yandicoogina is known for its culture of teamwork, can-do attitude and pioneering spirit, leading the way with innovation and technological advances in autonomous operations and robotics
This role is for applicants residing in or willing to permanently relocate to Western Australia. Rio Tinto offers Fly in and fly out options from Perth, our regional FIFO hubs and the opportunity to live in our residential towns where applicable.
Applications close on 27 February 2024. (Rio Tinto reserves the right to remove advertised roles prior to this date).