Supervisor Plant Operations

Pilbara, WA, , AU
June 25, 2024
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Supervisor Plant Operations – Mesa J

  • Residential Opportunity – The perfect balance, our roster gives you more time for the things that are important in your life and to your family and community
  • Our friendly teams look after each other because your safety and wellbeing are always our priority
  • Work is just part of your life, our benefits are designed to make life better

We encourage women and Indigenous Peoples to apply, 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 who we are.  

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

We are looking for a Supervisor Plant Operations with a passion for people to lead, mentor, coach and develop a team of Fixed Plant Operations personnel at our Mesa J operations in Pannawonica. You will be responsible for providing regular performance feedback, leadership and safely executing Fixed Plant Operations activities. This role presents a fantastic opportunity to draw on your people leadership skills, coupled with your technical knowledge to effectively coordinate execution of work.

You’ll be part of a friendly team, supported by your leader to grow and achieve your own personal goals as well as the goals of the team. You’ll work a family and lifestyle friendly residential 4 days, 3 nights on, 7 days off roster, which will give you more time to spend on the things that are important to you and the people in your life.

 Reporting to the Superintendent Fixed Plant you will:

  • Be an inspiring role model and coach for positive behaviours, practices and processes, whilst providing leadership, development and support to your team
  • Actively foster and communicate a positive safety culture to promote safety awareness and compliance, encouraging prioritisation of safety in all activities and operations
  • Organise and manage the execution of Fixed Plant Operations work performed
  • Manage special projects in a timely, effective and efficient manner that obtains the key results required of the project

What you’ll bring

  • A commitment to the safety of yourself and your team
  • Respect for others and an all-inclusive mindset
  • A passion and confidence in leading, developing and coaching team members
  • Contractor management experience
  • An understanding of the work management process and principles
  • Experience working in fixed plant operations, maintenance or similar
  • A Current Western Australian ‘C’ Class Driver’s Licence (Manual)
  • Statutory Position Legal Exam – Statutory Supervisor

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.  

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
  • Full relocation provided to Western Australia from elsewhere in Australia
  • Work on Country with a residential role which offers company housing and financial support with living expenses including rent and utilities (power and water)
  • 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.

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

Located in the scenic Pilbara region and close to the major centre of Karratha, the vibrant town offers a sought-after lifestyle and affordable living in comfortable subsidised housing.

This is a great opportunity for you and your family to contribute to a unique community and enjoy a wide range of seasonal outdoor activities; allowing you to find the perfect balance between leisure and work. From the popular annual rodeo event to other regular social and cultural activities, local residents can make the most of modern amenities.

The town of Pannawonica is supported by a resident doctor, an excellent primary school with options to undertake secondary school studies in a supervised distance education program, supermarket, and a local community gym and youth centre.

Applications close on 8th July 2024 (Rio Tinto reserves the right to remove advertised roles prior to this date