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Network And Communications Engineer

Rio Tinto - Launceston, TAS

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Network and Communications Engineer

  • Great opportunity to join a global mining organisation offering outstanding personal development & career opportunities
  • Large scope of work supporting Bell Bay Aluminium Smelter
  • Residential role – Launceston, Tasmania

About the role

We are looking for a Network and Communications Engineer to support and maintain the existing IT, OT and Radio communications networks for Bell Bay operations while also working closely with Global IS&T team.

This role is a great to work in heavy industry supporting operation networking and managing system configuration, carrying out system installations, defining, documenting and enforcing system standards as well as providing network support in a 24x7 environment.

Data is one of our most important assets. From mine to market, behind each of our operations and projects are technological innovations and data science that are driving new industry standards in mining and metals.

With a clear focus on values, performance and strong leadership, you get to grow with an organisation that values your work and rewards you accordingly.

Reporting to the Superintendent IS&T Bell Bay, and working in a collaborative team within the IS&T Pacific Operations Aluminium team you will:

  • Provide technical support and management of Cisco and DELL WAN, LAN, WLAN
  • Provide technical support and management of radio communications network
  • Design and implement new network solutions ensuring best practice security and practices are to a high standard
  • Maximise network performance by performing problem management, upgrades and collaborating with enterprise network engineers & architects on network optimisation and technologies
  • Maintain network devices to protect site from vulnerabilities and intrusions

About you

  • A commitment to the safety of yourself and your team
  • A Cisco certification
  • Working towards or being prepared to attain Cisco Certified Design Associate certification
  • Proven working experience with Cisco and DELL networking devices, in particular in routing, switching and firewalls
  • Experience with the use of network monitoring tools such as “the Dude”, SolarWinds, Cisco Unified Communications Manager (CUCM) and Cisco WCS
  • Knowledge in configuring and managing CCTV network
  • Knowledge in configuring and managing radio communications networks
  • Knowledge in configuring and managing WiFi communications networks
  • Experience with routing protocols in large organisational networks

It will also be beneficial if you have:

  • A tertiary certificate/degree in networking, computer engineering, electrical engineering or related course
  • Cisco Certification that displays expertise for network design, implementation, operations and troubleshooting
  • Experience within large enterprise data communications networks

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)
  • Possible domestic relocation assistance

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 will be working

Rio Tinto Information Systems and Technology (IS&T) operates to enable better alignment with customer priorities, end-to-end accountability and flexibility to prioritise critical work. The function provides solutions that are aligned with current and future business requirements through the development and ongoing delivery of IT strategy and solution roadmaps. Through appropriate governance, consultative processes, and the use of industry best practices, IS&T also ensures that emerging technologies and innovative ideas are constantly evaluated, considered, and adopted, to provide easy-to-use, best-in-class solutions and services.

Every Voice Matters

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 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.