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Mechanical Supervisor

  • Work in a global mining company with broad opportunities
  • Competitive salary and benefits
  • Role based in Superior, AZ

About the role


We are looking for a Mechanical Supervisor to lead a team of Maintenance Tradespersons in executing maintenance activities while ensuring asset management processes are consistently applied and work is performed in a safe and quality manner.

This role provides 24 hour breakdown support for the surface facilities and infrastructure. Reporting to the Operations & Maintenance Superintendent; you will be responsible for the following:

  • Leading maintenance tradespersons to execute maintenance activities and respond to equipment and facility problems.

  • Leading maintenance and operating personnel to ensure adherence to safety standards and procedures.

  • Developing and tracking maintenance schedules.

  • Planning, organizing, and allocating resources for scheduled work.

  • Ordering and tracking of spare parts and maintenance supplies.

  • Collaborating closely with other functions in the performance of duties.

  • Contributing to continuous improvement and lowering costs by identifying and implementing opportunities for improvement and innovation

About you


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

  • High School Diploma or equivalent experience

  • Mechanical journeyman or equivalent

  • 5+ years of experience in mining, with an emphasis on the mechanical O&M discipline

  • Minimum 5 years of relevant leadership experience

  • Technical knowledge in the installation, inspection, maintenance, troubleshooting, and repair of:

    • Water treatment plant

    • Potable water system

    • Deep well dewatering pump

    • Site building and facilities

  • Operation and maintenance of mobile equipment

  • Knowledge of MSHA, OSHA, and ASMI regulations

It will also be beneficial if you have:

  • Basic knowledge of CMMS (SAP)

Where you will be working

As part of Rio Tinto’s Copper product group; Copper Projects manages the planning, development and technological aspects of major global copper projects. The group collaborates with the Rio Tinto Technology and Innovation group to focus on applications of innovative technologies including block caving, automation, flash converter smelting and sulphide leaching. With exploration indicating one of the largest copper resources ever found in North America, and possibly worldwide; the Resolution Project stands to be a premier copper mine. Located three miles east of Superior, Arizona, the copper ore will be mined using panel caving - a subset of block caving. 

About us

As pioneers in mining and metals, we produce materials essential to human progress.

Our long history is filled with firsts. We’ve developed some of the world’s largest and best quality mines and operations, and our people work in around 35 countries across six continents. Aluminum and copper, diamonds, gold and industrial minerals, iron ore, coal and uranium: our materials make up the world around us. You’ll find them in smartphones, planes, cars, hospitals and throughout your home.

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.


Creating an inclusive and diverse workforce


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.

So if you are looking for a new challenge, great location and an exceptional team of technical experts, apply now.

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

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