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Senior Process Engineer – Ranger Mine, Nt

Rio Tinto - Darwin, NT

Mining, Oil & Gas
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Senior Process Engineer – Ranger Mine, NT

  • Unique opportunity to be involved in a world class mine rehabilitation project
  • Join a global mining organisation where your career development opportunities are endless
  • Bus in bus out from Darwin on a 5/2, 4/3 roster

About the role

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

We are looking for a Senior Process Engineer to join our closure support department at Energy Resources of Australia’s Ranger Mine in the Northern Territory. This exciting role will be instrumental in providing technical guidance to the closure support team for its various water treatment assets on site. The successful candidate will be involved in technically challenging projects whilst working within a cohesive team of dedicated professionals that demonstrate a strong safety culture.

This role is a truly unique opportunity for an experienced chemical engineer to be part of a challenging and unique closure project. Being situated in heart of the world heritage Kakadu National Park, this flagship project will set the example of world class rehabilitation and closure for other mine sites in Australia and around the world.

Closure and rehab of Ranger Uranium mine is planned to conclude in 2026 and its water treatment assets are instrumental in the treatment of monsoonal rainfall and process water inventory at site.

What you’ll bring

  • Tertiary qualifications in Chemical Engineering with extensive industrial water treatment experience
  • An excellent understanding of water treatment operations and chemistry / thermodynamics involved in UF, RO, lime softening and thermal desalination units
  • A passion for innovation and driving improvements and efficiencies with experience in the implementation of technical improvement concepts
  • Prior experience managing water treatment improvement projects
  • Excellent report writing skills with the ability to communicate and present technical content across a broad range of stakeholders
  • An understanding of steam and power generation systems and experience dealing with issues related to high calcium scaling water chemistry will be well regarded

What we offer

  • A work environment where safety is always the number one priority
  • 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.

Where you’ll be working 

Energy Resources of Australia Ltd (ERA) is a publicly listed company with Rio Tinto its major shareholder. ERA has mined and produced uranium oxide from its Ranger mine in the beautiful and rugged Alligator Rivers area of the Northern Territory since 1980. The Ranger mine is located on Aboriginal land, and is surrounded by, but separate from Kakadu National Park. Mining at Ranger ceased in November 2012 and since then, Ranger has been processing ore from stockpiles.

The role will be working on a 5/2; 4/3 bus in bus out arrangement between Ranger Mine and Darwin.

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. 

Apply today if you want to work with the latest technology and innovation, in an environment where we challenge you to drive positive change.

Please note, in order to be successfully considered for this role you must complete all pre-screening questions.

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Applications close on 5th April 2021 (Rio Tinto reserves the right to remove advertised roles prior to this date)