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Engineer Electrical & Control Systems – Cape Lambert

Rio Tinto - Cape Arid, WA

Mining, Oil & Gas
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Engineer Electrical & Control Systems – Cape Lambert 

  • Do you want to join a dynamic team of technical experts who are truly passionate about what they do?
  • Do you have an inquisitive mind and are you looking for a real opportunity to extend your technical expertise?
  • Are you looking for a role offering the choice of a coastal residential lifestyle in Karratha or Wickham or FIFO from Perth?

About the role

All progress begins with pioneers. At Rio Tinto, it begins with you.

We are currently looking for an Electrical & Control Systems Engineer to join a dynamic group of technical experts within Rio Tinto Iron Ore (RTIO). Based at our port facilities - the largest and most sophisticated operations within RTIO in Australia - this unique role will provide you with the chance to really excel in your career and extend your technical expertise! 

Reporting to the Superintendent Electrical & Control System engineering, you will:

  • Reducing HSEQ risk, improve plant performance and reduce business costs by providing support to projects as a subject matter expert
  • Work on Electrical and Control Systems at our bulk ore handling ports, including HV and LV distribution and Motor Control, electrical protection, variable speed drives, production networks and server infrastructure, PLC, HMI etc
  • Develop and update operational, maintenance procedures and recovery plans to minimise business interruption due to equipment failure
  • Provide escalated technical support for the breakdown recovery, testing, commissioning & maintenance
  • Develop and maintain electrical and control systems asset registers and implement Asset Life Cycle plans
  • Ensure compliance to RTIO standards and industry best practice, and sustainability of changes through first party assurance and governance of site electrical and control systems engineering processes

What you’ll bring

You will have tertiary qualifications in Electrical or Control Systems Engineering and be familiar with key electrical Australian standards. Additionally, you will have experience in the interpretation and development of technical documents (such as engineering drawings, scope of works, functional specifications, procedures and commissioning plans) and be competent in equipment failure investigations and root cause analysis processes.

A ‘C’ class driver’s license will be required and your team focus and ‘can-do’ approach will also ensure your success in this role. Experience in electrical protection, variable speed drives, PLC and SCADA configuration, HV switchgear and functional safety, whilst not mandatory, will be well regarded.

So, if you are up for the challenge, great location and an exceptional team of technical experts, apply now!!

Where you will be working

This position is based in the coastal town of Karratha / Wickham working on either a 5/2 or 5/2; 4/3 residential roster; or alternatively, working on a FIFO 5/2; 4/3 roster basis commuting from Perth. Those candidates seeking a residential arrangement will be eligible for relocation assistance, heavily subsidised housing and other residential lifestyle allowances and benefits.

What we offer

  • A supportive and inclusive community environment
  • Comprehensive relocation assistance, heavily subsidised company housing, annual holiday travel allowance and other residential lifestyle benefits for candidates seeking residential arrangements
  • Career development & education assistance to further your technical or leadership ambitions
  • 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 employee share scheme, extensive salary sacrifice and salary packaging options, and exclusive employee discount schemes
  • Leave for all of life’s reasons (vacation/annual, paid parental, sick leave)

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

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.

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 1st April (Rio Tinto reserves the right to remove advertised roles prior to this date).