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Reliability Engineer - Loco Onboard And Autohaul

Rio Tinto - Dampier, WA

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Reliability Engineer – Loco Onboard and AutoHaul

  • Great work life balance roster 
  • Exciting opportunity for professional career in Rail Engineering
  • Future Rail Asset Manager
  • Enjoy the spoils of coastal living in Karratha
  • 5:2 / 4:3 Roster - Residential Karratha or FIFO from Perth

About the role

We are looking for an Reliability Engineer  – Locomotives and AutoHaul to be part of the Regional Rail Engineering Team at Dampier. You will improve asset reliability and cost through reliability analysis and the delivery of reliability improvement on track assets across RTIO rail network. 

This role is a great opportunity for an expert in Root Cause Analysis and site maintenance tactics for track to join our diverse and technical team of experts. Reporting to the Senior Engineer Reliability, you will be: 

  • Responsible for the Defect Elimination process - Identify defects, facilitate and participate in root cause analyses and manage the engineering project portfolio for locomotive and onboard AutoHaul® systems assets. This is a wide scope encompassing mechanical, electrical, and computer/software subsystems such as engines, traction motors, and autonomous computer systems. 
  • Improve asset MTBF, MTTR and availability by using reliability modelling and RCA process.
  • Conduct reliability analysis and interpret failures or unscheduled loss/cost data. This requires investigating logs containing event and fault data generated by systems as well as shift logs generated by maintenance and Asset Health staff.
  • Work closely with Locomotive Area Superintendent to obtain the necessary support to implement defect elimination initiatives and manage the portfolio. 
  • Work closely with the AutoHaul Enhancements team and multiple vendors to develop the AutoHaul roadmap and improve autonomous performance and reliability.

 What you’ll bring

To be successfully considered for this role, you will have: 

  • Bachelor of Engineering – Electrical , Electronics or Mechatronics
  • Relevant engineering experience in railway engineering standards, rail rolling stock, reliability practices, systems engineering, configuration management etc. 
  • Strong facilitation, stakeholder engagement and communication skills.
  • Understanding of RCA and problem-solving techniques.
  • Understanding of project management principles.
  • Understanding of data analysis tools such as Power BI, Spotfire, and Excel. Experience with programming languages and SQL is desirable.
  • C Class Driving Licence
  • Understanding rail safe operating procedures.

Where you’ll be working

You will be based in the heart of coastal town Karratha and operating out of the close by town of Dampier. Our port facilities consist of four shipping terminals located on the Pilbara coast at Dampier and Cape Lambert which form an essential part of our logistics process. Each terminal has facilities for train unloading, iron ore stockpiling, product blending and ship loading.

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

In addition to paying competitively and providing great benefits packages, we want you to live the lifestyle that is right for you and your family. And because of our size and scale, there are many opportunities to learn, grow and do more than you ever thought possible.
Every hour of every shift, your safety and wellbeing is our number one priority. We do the work only if it is safe, and we invest to make sure every member of the team has the quality tools they need to do their job.

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. 

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.