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Maintenance Shift Leader

  • Competitive salary and benefits

  • Be part of one of the world's most exciting and challenging underground mining projects

  • Work for a global company with a broad range of opportunities - Superior 

Rio Tinto is a leading global mining and metals group that focuses on finding, mining, processing and marketing the earth's mineral resources. We have been in business for more than 140 years and remain focused on the long term. We're committed to sustainable and innovative ways to do business, deliver results and build a great work environment. It's how we grow - it's how you grow.


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 organisation and fulfilling career.


The Opportunity


We are looking for a Maintenance Shift Leader to join 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.


At Rio Tinto we have operations across the globe including a range of open pit and underground mines that supply copper and diamonds. Our copper operations supply products in China, Japan and the US which plays an important role in almost every home, office and vehicle. We are also one of the world's leading diamond producers and the largest producer of natural colored diamonds.


What the role entails


This role is a great opportunity further your career as an underground miner and gain exposure to whole-of-life asset management practices. Reporting to the Project Manager, you will be:

  • Leading a small team of maintenance tradespersons on a shift-work basis in the execution of maintenance activities while ensuring asset management processes are applied consistently and safely

  • Interacting frequently with maintenance and operations personnel to monitor adherence to safety procedures and to ensure the safety of all employees

  • Overseeing a team of maintenance tradespersons to monitor the progress and quality of work

  • Monitoring the operation of all equipment and responding to breakdowns and failures quickly to limit down time

  • Interacting with site security and providing first response in the case of safety or security incidents

  • Preparing shift reports and activity logs

What you will need for this role


To succeed in this role, you will have:

  • A high school diploma or equivalent

  • 5+ years of underground mining operations experience

  • 1+ years of supervisory experience in an underground mining environment

  • Ability to communicate effectively with stakeholders at all levels

It will also be beneficial if you have:

  • Basic knowledge/understanding of computerized maintenance management systems (CMMS)

  • Experience in Critical Risk Management and Rio Tinto 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 successfully considered for this role you must complete all pre-screening questions.


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