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Manager Maintenance

Rio Tinto - Weipa Airport, QLD

Mining, Oil & Gas
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Maintenance Manager - Weipa 

  • Key leadership role, leading a diverse team to optimise a unique range of assets.
  • Coastal location with Residential 5/2 roster based in Weipa. Other peoples bucket list is our backyard.
  • Leading maintenance operations and integration across fixed and mobile equipment, workshops, rail, shiploaders, power generation and more.

About the role

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

We are looking for a Maintenance Manager which incorporates the operation across Amrun, Andoom and East Weipa. 

This role is a great opportunity for an experienced and established maintenance professional leader, which involves safe execution of all maintenance across Weipa operations. Leading on the frontline is one of the most important jobs in our business and comes with a huge amount of responsibility. We need you to motivate, inspire and keep your people safe and well. 

Reporting to the General Manager, this leadership role, managing a diverse range of operational teams of approx 10 direct staff and 600+ site personnel and working in a challenging and exciting environment, will result in a wide range of duties including… 

  • Integrating health, safety and environment guiding principles into your daily operational activities to empower employees to make safety improvements in the workplace
  • Continue to drive a culture based on valuing safety and respecting the operator
  • Fostering teamwork and collaboration by recognising and effectively utilising skills of peers
  • Strong understanding with asset management
  • Driving operational discipline in work management
  • Analysing statistics and quantitative information to inform maintenance tactics
  • Using past experience of budgeting, cost management and investigation methodologies
  • Developing and maintaining effective relationships with leaders and other key stakeholders
  • Part of building a high performing team across Bauxite operations
  • Deploying business improvement methodologies to improve equipment availability

What you’ll bring

  • A strong commitment to the safety
  • Ability to promote, mentor and drive a diverse way of thinking
  • Significant leadership experience with a maintenance senior leadership role or similar challenging operational role
  • Understanding of the technical aspects involved in the maintenance of mining and plant operations
  • Depth of experience and understand working in an asset management framework
  • Tertiary qualifications preferably within Mechanical or Electrical Engineering or other relevant technical disciplines.
  • Contractor management and engagement experience
  • Demonstrated experience in continuous improvement initiatives/projects
  • Experience using business improvement methodologies such as: KAIZEN, Lean Six Sigma and Change Management would be beneficial

What we offer

  • Be recognised for your contribution - our 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 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)
  • Domestic relocation assistance if required

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. 

Where you’ll be working

Rio Tinto Weipa is located 900km north-west of Cairns on the Gulf of Carpentaria and has been operating for over 50 years. Over the years, it has developed into a vibrant and diverse cultural hub of the Western Cape. Weipa offers a coastal community rich in geographical beauty and cultural heritage that provides families with opportunities to participate in leisure activities, sports and community events. With a strong sense of community, the region has plenty of natural beauty to offer including the opportunities for boating, fishing, camping and exploring. The construction of the Amrun project, located 40 kilometres south west of Weipa, has strengthened the economy and provided exciting opportunities for the people of Cape York and Queensland for future generations. 

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. 

Apply today if you want to work with the latest technology and innovation, in an environment where we support you to drive positive change.

Please note, in order to be successfully considered for this role you must complete all pre-screening questions.