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Specialist - Inventory Management

Rio Tinto - Yarwun, QLD

Mining, Oil & Gas
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Specialist - Inventory Management

  • Be part of a group that is guided by safety and values inclusion
  • Join a supportive leadership group, committed to your growth and development
  • Permanent employment which includes a huge range of additional benefits

About the role

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

We are looking for a Specialist - Inventory Management to develop and implement systems and processes to sustain improvement in inventory management and improve repairables management to reduce (and reverse) the build-up of obsolete stock and lower the cost of repairables. This role is a key link between the management of the warehouse inventory (i.e. inventory control and repairable spares) and the users of the inventory (maintenance and maintenance planning). 

This role is a great opportunity for a passionate and self-motivated individual who has exceptional communication and stakeholder engagement skills. You will have the ability to work in a flexible, fast-paced environment and will need to be able to effectively prioritise your workload. 

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. With signature leadership training programmes, growing and developing is more than an opportunity – it is something we actively plan and make happen. Every day our leaders grow, while our rosters are designed to help you live the lifestyle that is right for you and your family.

Reporting to the Superintendent - Logistics and working in a diverse team, you will:

  • Oversee the inventory control and repairables processes
  • Maintain consistent service level for customers across site
  • Identify, develop and improve material management processes
  • Management of the Inventory Control and Repairables team
  • Engage with vendors to improve repair service standards by assisting in the creation, maintenance and management of repair agreements including continuous auditing of quality of repairs as well as supplier performance. Deliver site Repairable Material management training.

What you’ll bring

  • A commitment to the safety of yourself and your team
  • Maintenance and Maintenance Planning experience, or knowledge of these areas
  • Experience in Materials Management for a Manufacturing operation
  • Experience in auditing repair vendor quality systems
  • High level of SAP knowledge (Maintenance Planning, Materials Management)
  • High level of inventory analysis knowledge
  • Mechanical Trade qualification is preferred but not essential

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 generous 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
  • 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

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

With production beginning in 2004 at our Yarwun alumina refinery, located approximately 10 kilometres north-west of Gladstone in Central Queensland, today the operation produces more than three million tonnes of alumina per year.

Around 700 people support the operation, with an additional 350 contractors on site each year as part of scheduled maintenance shutdown activities. Thanks to its ‘Industry 4.0’ focus, Yarwun is also a leader in trialling new technologies to improve operations on site, including 3D printing, robotics and drones in confined spaces, and is home to Rio Tinto’s innovative Queensland Research and Development Centre (QRDC).

Along with Boyne Smelters Limited and Queensland Alumina Limited, our Yarwun Operation supports the local community in a wide range of initiatives.

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.