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Tradesperson- Electrical

Rio Tinto - Gladstone Central, QLD

Mining, Oil & Gas
Source: uWorkin


Tradesperson Electrical

  • Be part of a group that is safety driven and values inclusion
  • Permanent employment which includes a huge range of additional benefits
  • Day shift lifestyle roster - Gladstone

About the role

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

Reporting to the Metal Products Maintenance Crew Leader, the Tradesperson - Electrical will play an important role in providing support to the Metal Products team by safely improving plant reliability.

The maintenance team’s role is to support the day to day operations in a manner that focuses on safety, environment, quality and continual improvement. You will be working a day shift 9 day roster and as this position provides relief coverage to the breakdown team, you will be required to work an even time day/night shift roster as needed.

Working within a team of Equipment Technicians and Apprentices on site, you will be a responsible for effectively completing both planned and breakdown maintenance on manufacturing plant that produces Aluminium ingots and Aluminium along with other associated fixed plant. This will involve inspections, servicing, general repairs, major component change outs and overhauls of equipment.

This role would well suit someone that has had electrical experience in automated manufacturing plants, assembly lines or processing plants.

What you will bring

To be successfully considered for this role, you will have:

  • A trade qualification – Queensland Electrical Trades Licence or demonstrate you will have completed all required competencies including final Capstone assessment within 2021
  • Relevant experience in an Aluminium Smelter and / or heavy industrial environment
  • Experience with PLC and complex control equipment
  • A demonstrated commitment to safety
  • Demonstrated ability to function effectively as part of a team and to autonomously manage your workload
  • Excellent communication skills
  • A commitment to continuous improvement by identifying process and cost saving initiatives
  • A willingness to learn and enthusiasm to develop new skills as required
  • A licence in elevated work platforms and forklift is highly regarded (job involves WAH)
  • Good computer skills including the use of SAP would be desirable.
  • High level of electrical diagnostic/trouble shooting skill
  • While not essential an Instrumentation qualification could be advantageous

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
  • Leave for all of life’s reasons (vacation/annual, paid parental, sick leave)

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 is a global leader in aluminium, one of the world’s most widely used metals.

Active in the sector for more than 110 years, today we operate large-scale, high-quality bauxite mines and alumina refineries, and have the world’s most modern and competitive aluminium smelter portfolio.

Boyne Smelters Limited is Australia’s second largest aluminium smelter with a 1,000-person strong workforce. Located approximately 20km south east of Gladstone at Boyne Island on the Central Queensland coast, BSL produces around 500,000 tonnes of aluminium per annum.

Activities at BSL include manufacturing carbon anodes in the carbon plant, aluminium production (smelting) in reduction lines, and casting of molten material into aluminium products ready to ship. The smelter is connected via a conveyor belt to the Queensland Alumina Limited refinery for the supply of alumina.

BSL is committed to protecting the environment and ensuring safe work practices where people feel safe at work and care for each other.

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.

Applications close 13 June 2021 (Rio Tinto reserves the right to remove advertisements before this date).