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Engineer Maintenance – Fixed Plant – Fifo 8/6

Private Company - Karratha, WA

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Engineer Maintenance – Fixed Plant – FIFO 8/6

  • Utilise your expertise in fixed plant maintenance and reliability whilst providing technical support across departments!
  • Opportunities across our Rio Tinto Iron Ore Pilbara Operations!
  • Dynamic roles offering real growth and development opportunities!

About the role

We are looking for Maintenance Engineers to join our fixed plant maintenance teams within Rio Tinto Iron Ore (RTIO). In these dynamic, hands-on roles, you will provide maintenance, breakdown and shutdown support as well as technical assistance and advice on the effectiveness of maintenance practices, tactics and processes. Reporting to the Senior Maintenance Engineer, you will:

  • Be the project leader for technical modifications to equipment / components
  • Actively drive a robust safety culture and processes through a strong in the field presence
  • Provide maintenance, breakdown and shutdown support to the operation
  • Collaborate with and provide technical advice to the fixed plant maintenance and operations teams
  • Conduct root cause analysis for asset failures in the region
  • Document and generate reports and drawings for equipment upgrades and changes
  • Perform failure investigations and plant performance analysis
  • Be responsible for high level asset diagnosis and recovery planning for all fixed plant
  • Provide engineering assistance for the procurement of new equipment / components
  • Manage change management processes relating to maintenance activities

What you’ll bring
With tertiary qualifications in Mechanical Engineering, you will have demonstrated mechanical experience in a maintenance engineering or reliability engineering role within a mining or industrial environment. You will have a strong focus towards safety and safe work practises and an understanding of equipment failure investigation using root cause analysis techniques. With prior project management experience, you will have the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and be someone who is able to collaborate with a diverse range of internal partners. A ‘C’ class manual driver’s license will also be required and you will be someone who thrives on a challenge, and is seeking a dynamic and fast paced hands-on role. 

Where you’ll be working

In the Pilbara region of Western Australia, we own an integrated portfolio of iron ore assets: a world-class, integrated network of 16 mines, four independent port terminals, a 1,700-kilometre rail network and related infrastructure – all designed to respond rapidly to changes in demand. We are one of the world’s leading producers and exporters of iron ore. These positions will be located at our Pilbara mining operations and will be offered on a FIFO 8 days on, 6 days off roster from Perth.

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. 

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.