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Senior Engineer/chemist: Metallurgical Process Development

Rio Tinto - Bundoora, VIC

Mining, Oil & Gas
Source: uWorkin


Senior Engineer/Chemist Metallurgical Process Development

  • Join team supporting exciting global projects
  • Be part of a group that is safety driven and values inclusion
  • Permanent opportunity based in Bundoora, Melbourne

About The Role

We are looking for a Senior Advisor Process Development to support flowsheet development and optimisation projects.

This is a great opportunity for develop your career in mineral processing, hydrometallurgy and pyrometallurgy. Working on desktop studies to laboratory and pilot scale testwork programs.

We are an open, connected international team of technical specialists using some of the most exciting data and tools on the planet. We are the world leader in automation and smart mining.

We have technical development programmes that are industry-leading and recognise the unique nature of your role. These provide opportunities to grow your career through a dedicated technical path while being rewarded for your unique skills.

Reporting to the Manager Processing and Facilities working in a flexible supportive environment within the Technical Development team, you will
  • Plan, conduct and lead complex process development/optimisation projects
  • Coordinate and provide guidance/training to technicians and advisors assigned to projects
  • Collaborate with key stakeholders to drive a culture of participation and improvement
  • Work independently or as part of a diverse team

What You Will Bring
  • A commitment to the safety of yourself and your team
  • A tertiary qualification in Metallurgical Engineering, Minerals Processing Engineering, Chemical Engineering or Chemistry with several years relevant experience
  • Strong data analysis skills
  • Strong problem solving ability incorporating troubleshooting of technical and complex issues
  • Ability to communicate complex analysis in a clear, precise, and actionable manner with excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills

It will also be beneficial if you have
  • Experience in solution chemistry and/or mineral processing
  • Process flowsheet modelling with either SysCAD and/or Metsim
  • Good understanding of sampling theory and experimental statistical analysis/design

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)
  • Relocation assistance where necessary

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.