Civil Operator-Dampier Salt – Port Hedland

Port Hedland, Western Australia, AU
July 5, 2024
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Civil Operator Dampier Salt – Port Hedland (Residential)

  • Residential opportunity with lifestyle roster and housing allowance included.
  • Civil Operator needed to join us at Rio Tinto’s Dampier Salt Operation, Port Hedland.
  • Permanent employment which includes attractive salary, annual bonuses and a huge range of additional benefits which are designed to make life better for you and your loved ones.
  • Balanced Work-Life Rhythm: Our even time family-friendly roster provides a harmonious balance between career and home life ensuring you spend more time with your loved ones and doing the things outside of work, which matter most to you.
  • We particularly welcome Indigenous people of Australia and Women to apply for this role as we are committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive work environment as we advance our business to more accurately reflect the world around us.

Where we’re all welcome 

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. 

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 acknowledge that all people are different and believe that our differences are our strength. The diversity of skills, life experiences and perspectives within our team enhances our way of working and our ability to achieve success together.

About the role

Finding better ways to provide the materials the world needs.

We are looking for Civil Operators to join the team based in Port Hedland at Dampier Salt. This is a great opportunity for experienced, safety focused Mobile Plant Operators to join the Rio Tinto Dampier Salt team. 

Reporting to the Quality Supervisor, this rare and exciting opportunity will see you working a 7 day on/ 7 day off roster (day shift only) giving you more time to enjoy the beautiful coastal lifestyle Port Hedland has to offer.

In addition to paying competitively and providing great benefits packages, we want you to live the lifestyle that is right for you and your family. And because of our size and scale, there are many opportunities to learn, grow and do more than you ever thought possible.

Ideal candidates will have nationally recognised tickets on the following machinery:

  • Grader
  • Excavator
  • Tip Trucks
  • Full manual C class licence

You’ll be part of a friendly and inclusive team, supported by your Supervisor to grow and achieve your own personal goals as well as the goals of the team.

What you’ll bring  

  • A commitment to the safety of yourself and your team
  • Respect for others and an all-inclusive mindset
  • Experience working in a Mining Operations role in mining or another heavy industry.
  • A full manual C class licence

If you are excited about the role and think you have what it takes but your experience doesn’t align 100%, we still want to hear from you. 

As a measure to achieve equality, Section 31 of the Equal Opportunity Act 1984 applies to this position. We strongly encourage women to apply.

What we offer 

Be recognised for your contribution, your thinking and your hard work, and go home knowing you’ve helped the world progress.

  • 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
  • Residential position working 7 days on 7 days off.
  • A competitive base salary reflective of your skills and experience with annual incentive bonus
  • 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, cultural leave)
  • To better suit different family needs, our paid parental leave approach gives all parents the option to take 18 weeks of paid leave after a new child arrives – at a time that suits them.
  • Exclusive employee discounts including hotel stays, banking, accommodation, cars, retail and more, read more about the huge range of benefits here:

We are committed to elevating Indigenous voices and increasing cultural knowledge in our business. Diversity of skills, life experiences and perspectives within our team enhances our way of working and our ability to achieve success together. To help you on your journey with us, you’ll also have access to:

  • Specialist Indigenous Support Advisors are always there for our Indigenous employees and available to support through any aspect of your employment.
  • Dedicated Indigenous Talent Programme for our Operators and Tradespersons and entry level operational roles. This programme is designed to create long term sustainable careers for our Indigenous Employees to grow into leadership or technical pathways to ensure you have every opportunity to grow your career.
  • Indigenous leadership programmes across some professional and operational roles to ensure that we are developing Indigenous Leaders.

Who we are 

Rio Tinto is a leading global mining and materials company. We operate in 35 countries where we produce iron ore, copper, aluminium, critical minerals, and other materials needed for the global energy transition and for people, communities, and nations to thrive.  

We have been mining for 150 years and operate with knowledge built up across generations and continents. Our purpose is finding better ways to provide the materials the world needs – striving for innovation and continuous improvement to produce materials with low emissions and to the right environmental, social and governance standards. But we can’t do it on our own, so we’re focused on creating partnerships to solve problems, create win-win and meet opportunities. 

Where you’ll 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.