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Process Engineer / Chemical Engineer / Metallurgist – Fifo 8/6

Rio Tinto - Perth, WA

Mining, Oil & Gas
Source: uWorkin


  • Perfect opportunity to extend or develop your experience
  • Diverse and exciting environment – work across dry and wet iron ore plants
  • Real technical and leadership progression and opportunities
  • Family friendly fly in fly out roster with 8 days on and 6 days off
About The Role

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

We are looking for keen and enthusiastic Process Engineers / Chemical Engineers / Metallurgists to join our plant operations teams within Rio Tinto Iron Ore (RTIO). In these site-based roles, you will provide technical support and leadership for operations and maintenance staff and assist in improving plant availability and performance in order to maximise plant throughput whilst minimising the associated costs. A key focus of these roles will be optimisation and improvement of the process plant.

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 programs 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 Senior Engineer Fixed Plant, you will
  • Ensure plant capacity is fully optimised and production targets are met
  • Provide technical support and advice to all operation crews and frontline leaders
  • Identify process improvement opportunities
  • Foster a culture of zero harm
  • Compile daily, weekly and monthly plant reports for the management team
What You’ll Bring
  • A degree or equivalent tertiary qualification in Metallurgy, Mineral Processing, Process Engineering or Chemical Engineering
  • Practical experience within a minerals processing environment
  • Understanding of unit operations of mineral processing equipment
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite
  • Experience in interrogating and presenting AMPLA data
  • C class driver’s licence
  • Knowledge and experience in wet processing plants will be highly advantageous
So, if you are looking for a new challenge and an opportunity to work at a great location with an exceptional team of technical experts, apply now!

Where you will be working

In the Pilbara region of Western Australia, Rio Tinto operates the world's largest integrated portfolio of iron ore assets with industry-leading margins. Our premium product suite, including our flagship Pilbara blend, drives strong customer relationships and is supported by technical and commercial marketing expertise. The iron ore business continues to be the world's largest autonomous truck operator and a proud leader in automated mining technologies.

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 supportive and inclusive community environment
  • Career development & education assistance to further your technical or leadership ambitions
  • 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 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 Monday 10th May (Rio Tinto reserves the right to remove advertised roles prior to this date).