Tailings Maintenance Officer – Electrician

June 12, 2024
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Tailings and Water Maintenance Officer – Electrician

  • Be part of a group that is safety driven and values inclusion;
  • Work a 4/4/5 lifestyle roster;
  • People’s bucket list is your backyard – Live in Weipa.

About the role

Finding better ways to provide the materials the world needs.

We are looking for a Tailings and Water Maintenance Officer to be part of a team that is responsible for operating and maintaining the Tailings and Process Water Supply infrastructure for our Southern Operations (Amrun).

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. Every hour of every shift, your safety and wellbeing is our number one priority. We do the work only if it is safe, and we invest to make sure every member of the team has the quality tools they need to do their job.

Reporting to the Supervisor, Water and Tailings and working a 4/4/5 lifestyle roster, you will be:

  • Operating and maintaining the Tailings and Water Supply infrastructure at Southern Operations – Amrun;
  • Monitoring and interpreting data associated with Tailings and Water Dam management;
  • Undertaking routine inspections to ensure dam and system integrity;
  • Conducting all tasks in a safe and reliable manner.

What you’ll bring

  • A commitment to the safety of yourself and your team
  • Trade qualification (electrician) 
  • The ability to work within a process driven environment
  • A current C Class Manual Drivers License

It will also be beneficial if you have or willing to obtain one or more of the following:

  • Demonstrated experience in tailings and/or water management or similar relevant experience
  • Relevant machinery operation licenses such as Excavator, Forklift and Heavy or medium rigid truck license, Dogman, or Rigger
  • Tickets and experience on non-slewing crane or EWP
  • Instrumentation cert 4
  • Tailings Management qualification
  • Experience in environmental sampling

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)
  • Possible domestic relocation assistance 

About Rio Tinto

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 will be working

Our Weipa operations in Far North Queensland includes three bauxite mines, processing facilities, shiploaders, an export wharf, two ports, power stations, a rail network and ferry terminals. 

Amrun, our newest mine, was completed in 2018 and will extend our Weipa bauxite operations by decades, significantly building on our 55-year history on the Western Cape, and providing jobs and supporting business growth in the region. The mine is located on traditional land. We work closely with the Traditional Owners to implement our agreements, ensuring that the benefits generated from mining support future generations and that important cultural heritage sites are identified and preserved. 

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.