Fixed Plant Maintenance Supervisor

February 6, 2024
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We encourage women and Indigenous Peoples to apply, as we advance our business to more accurately reflect the world around us.

  • The perfect balance, our roster gives you more time for the things that are important in your life and to your family and community 
  • Permanent employment includes an attractive salary, annual bonuses and a huge range of additional benefits that are designed to make your life better 
  • Opportunities and support to learn and grow your career

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 strengths.  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 Supervisor Plant Maintenance to join our Fixed Plant team at Mesa J in Pannawonica. You’ll be an inspiring role model and coach for positive behaviours, practices and processes, whilst providing leadership, development and support to your team, with the aim of driving consistent performance and innovation in relation to safety, cost and production.  

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. With the opportunity to either work FIFO from Perth or on a residential 4 days, 3 nights, 6 off roster, this is a great opportunity to spend your time on the things that are important to you and the people in your life.   

Reporting to Superintendent Plant Operations, you will be:   

  • Managing scheduled daily maintenance and shutdown maintenance with a high-performing team of tradespersons.
  • Supporting, coaching and mentoring a team to ensure optimal delivery against performance and safety targets
  • Building and maintaining relationships with multiple stakeholders to align on operational plans and strategies
  • Driving effective cost management initiatives by identifying & implementing cost-saving opportunities
  • Fostering a culture of continuous improvement, supporting the team in the implementation initiatives
  • Championing continuous improvement by identifying and implementing changes to optimise work practices and provide technical solutions to improve plant performance

What you’ll bring     

  • A commitment to the safety of yourself and your team 
  • Respect for others and an all-inclusive mindset 
  • Proactive approach with a strong commitment in driving a safe working culture
  • A passionate people leader who will influence, motivate and be confident in effectively leading, mentoring and coaching team members as well as interfacing with senior leaders
  • Demonstrated ability in meeting targets and bringing the team on a journey of continuous development
  • A desire to build and lead engaged teams
  • Relevant trade qualification or engineering degree
  • A current valid driver’s license

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 
  • Work on Country with a residential role which offers company housing and financial support with living expenses including rent and utilities (power and water).
  • Full relocation provided to Western Australia from elsewhere in Australia 
  • A competitive base salary reflective of your skills and experience with an annual incentive bonus 
  • Comprehensive medical benefits including subsidised private health insurance for employees and immediate family 
  • Attractive share ownership plan 
  • The 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 include 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 them 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 to find 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 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, a supermarket, and a local community gym and youth centre.

Ready to experience something unique? Come work with us.

This role is for applicants residing in or willing to permanently relocate to Western Australia.

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