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Underground Training & Mine Rescue Coordinator

  • Competitive salary and benefits

  • Work in a deep underground project located near Superior, AZ

  • Develop a program for the management of physical assets for future underground mining operations

Rio Tinto is a leading global mining and metals company. Our focus is on finding, mining and processing the Earth's mineral resources in order to maximize value for our shareholders. Everything we do is done with the future firmly in mind, so our employees are rewarded with opportunity, an open and diverse culture and a responsible working environment in which they can go further.


We are a diverse team of talented, enthusiastic individuals who foster a culture of inclusion. No matter how they may differ, our people share one thing in common. It’s a belief that work is more rewarding when we are accepted and valued for our differences, not judged by them. We all have something to contribute, and it’s this contribution that makes for a great organization and fulfilling career.


The Opportunity


We are looking for an Underground Training & Mine Rescue Coordinator for the Resolution Copper Underground Operations and Maintenance Group, which is responsible for the safe maintenance and operation of the existing physical assets, consisting of a deep shaft, multiple mine levels and associated equipment and infrastructure.


What the role entails


This role is a great opportunity to lead the development and implementation of health and safety training programs for underground personnel and for the development and training of the mine rescue teams. Reporting to the Underground Project Manager, you will be:

  • Managing the underground emergency response plan

  • Coordinating and training the underground mine rescue teams in accordance with MSHA Part 49 regulations.

  • Developing new or improved safe work procedures and translating policies, guidelines and standards into operational plans

  • Developing competency based training packages and providing training for maintenance, operating tasks and equipment operation

  • Providing training for surface and underground miners in accordance with MSHA Part 48 regulations

  • Collaborating closely with the HSE group

What you will need for this role


To succeed in this role, you will have:

  • 6 to 10 years of underground operations experience

  • Two years Mine Rescue instructor experience

  • MSHA certified Mine Rescue Instructor (Blue Card)

  • MSHA certified Surface Instructor

  • MSHA certified Underground Instructor

  • Ability to communicate effectively with stakeholders at all levels

It will also be beneficial if you have: 

  • Competent computer skills (MS Excel and Word)

  • Experience in Critical Risk Management and RT underground safety standards

  • Knowledge of MSHA, OSHA and ASMI regulations

So if this sounds like you and the opportunity you are looking for, apply now.


Please note, in order to be considered for this role you must complete all pre-screening questions and must comply with all fit for duty guidelines as established by the company.


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