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Mine Production Engineer – Perth Operations Centre

Rio Tinto - Perth, WA

Mining, Oil & Gas
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Mine Production Engineer – Perth Operations Centre

  • Exciting opportunity to provide technical expertise to support mine production
  • Be involved in value adding continuous and performance improvement projects
  • Use your mining engineering expertise to drive improvements in pit control and performance

About The Role

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

We are currently seeking a Mine Production Engineer to join our Integrated Operations Control (IOC) team in Perth.

In this newly created role, you will support the delivery of work that will drive improvements in safety, performance, productivity and process standardisation, enabling the site operational teams to achieve their productivity goals. You will utilise comprehensive data analysis to collaborate and align a diverse group of internal and external partners to the strategic process and operating plan, ensuring the delivery of the mine plan with respect to optimal tonnes and quality of product.

Reporting to the Senior Production Engineer, you will
  • Utilise data analysis to provide insights on pit performance levers, leading practice, business metrics and improvement / productivity projects
  • Undertake pit control and performance monitoring and identify process performance improvement opportunities
  • Collaborate with site operations teams and mine production engineers on the delivery of business and productivity initiatives
  • Partner with the pit control teams to identify opportunities to drive operational discipline and controller variability across mobile equipment control domains
  • Align the development of standards, procedures and process that deliver leading practise across all IOC hubs
  • Lead the delivery of integrated operations control productivity analysis and optimisation

What You’ll Bring
  • Tertiary qualifications in Mining Engineering or a related discipline
  • An understanding of production management methodologies and systems to support value in production performance
  • Good communication, stakeholder management, collaboration and negotiation skills
  • The ability to communicate and articulate insights as a result of analysis of data
  • Mine fleet planning experience or an understanding of mining equipment performance parameters
  • The ability to link process knowledge and performance to production planning and equipment performance

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 competitive salary package 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 and 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)
Where you’ll be working

Our state-of-the-art Operations Centre (OC) located near the Perth domestic airport, is a key component of our Mine of the Future™ vision. The OC control room operates 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to coordinate our integrated network of mines, rail, power and ports. It enables all our mines, ports and rail systems to be operated from a single location, optimising site activities from 1,500km away.

This role is based at Rio Tinto Iron Ore’s Operations Centre in Perth working a Monday to Friday roster, with travel to the Pilbara as required.

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.

Ready to experience something unique? Come work with us.

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