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Underground Maintenance Technician

  • 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 Maintenance Technician 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 be involved in the application of effective whole-of-life asset management practices to achieve ongoing safe maintenance and operation of existing physical assets. Reporting to the Maintenance Shift Leader, you will be: 

  • Performing routine maintenance inspections on equipment and plant systems, both underground and surface, on a shift work basis

  • Supporting the shift mechanic by providing assistance with basic maintenance tasks

  • Assisting in identifying defects and providing feedback on asset performance

  • Performing ground control inspections and ground support rehabilitation work

  • Providing logistics support in the transportation of materials underground

What you will need for this role


To succeed in this role, you will have: 

  • 1-2 years of underground operations experience

  • Ability to communicate effectively with people at all levels

  • Ability and commitment to work safely and intelligently

It will also be beneficial if you have:  

  • MSHA underground mine rescue qualification

  • Experience in ground support installation, underground shaft operations, rail haulage operations, track repair, and underground mobile equipment operation

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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