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Mechanical Fitter – Mesa J (Residential)

Rio Tinto - Pannawonica, WA

Mining, Oil & Gas
Source: uWorkin


  • Friendly, safe community, great schools and a beautiful region to explore!
  • Fully subsidised housing and utilities for huge financial savings
  • Be part of a fun, professional team that is safety driven
  • We are inviting you to become a part of our family oriented tight-knit community and to enjoy the residential lifestyle in Pannawonica. Located in the scenic Pilbara region of Western Australia within close driving distance to the major centre of Karratha and renowned tourist destinations such as Millstream National Park, Exmouth, Onslow and Coral Bay, this vibrant community offers a sought-after laid-back lifestyle and heavily subsidised housing and utilities.

    Our tight-knit team is looking for a motivated and experienced Fixed Plant Mechanical Fitter to join the Mesa J Fixed Plant Maintenance Team to maintain infrastructure through repairing and overhauling fixed plant equipment as well as associated components within the fixed plant area. 

    Working a residential 7:7 roster (3 days, 4 nights, 7 off OR 4 days, 3 nights, 7 off)and reporting to the Processing Supervisor, you will be required to:

    • Complete preventative and corrective maintenance for all equipment in the fixed plant area
    • Conduct routine inspections of fixed plant assets and determine repair action when required
    • Maintain a high level of safety awareness and comply with all RTIO company policies and procedures
    • Actively contribute to continuous improvement projects – increasing safety whilst reducing risk & cost
    • Utilise SAP to ensure that maintenance tasks are recorded, assigned correctly and completed to the relevant standard / specification 

    About you

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

    • A Fixed Plant Mechanical Fitter Trade Qualification
    • A manual C Class Australian Drivers Licence
    • Previous experience in a mining process plant environment
    • Excellent diagnostic fault-finding abilities
    • Extensive experience rebuilding and over hauling conveyor pulley’s, Warman & high-pressure pumps, industrial drive gearboxes and Gyrator crushers
    • Experience in fault finding hydraulic circuits
    • Basic understanding of SAP maintenance systems or similar highly regarded
    • Ability to work cooperatively in small team, demonstrating flexibility to business requirements 

    Where you will be working

    From the popular annual rodeo event to other regular social and cultural activities, residents can make the most of modern amenities. The town of Pannawonica is supported by a resident doctor, excellent primary school, supermarket, and a local community gym and youth centre. This is a rare opportunity, perfect for applicants with a young family whose children will become part of the Pannawonica Primary School community, which is a proud STEM school and recently won the Meritorious Leadership Award in the Governor’s School STEM Awards and the BHP Future Ready STEM Challenge in 2019, Pannawonica Primary has also been in the top 3 performing schools in the Pilbara for NAPLAN for the last 3 years. For more information on the town please follow this link:


    What’s on offer?

    • A permanent position working directly for Rio Tinto
    • Full domestic relocation assistance provided
    • Company housing provided in all residential towns
    • Subsidised living expenses including rent and utilities
    • Two flights to Perth per annum for you and your dependents
    • Assistance with boarding costs for students in primary, secondary or post-secondary education
    • A competitive 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 
    • Extensive salary sacrifice and salary packaging options that includes residential housing, airport parking, cars and superannuation
    • Attractive share ownership plan
    • Company provided insurance cover
    • Exclusive employee discounts (banking, accommodation, cars, retail and more)
    • Leave for all of life’s reasons (vacation/annual, paid parental, sick leave)
    • A work environment where safety is always the number one priority
    • Career development and education assistance to further your technical or leadership ambitions
    • Ongoing access to family-friendly health and medical wellbeing support

    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. Aluminium 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.

    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. Apply today if you want to work with the latest technology and innovation, in an environment where we challenge you to drive positive change. 

    Please note, in order to be successfully considered for this role you must complete all pre-screening questions. You may also be required to complete on-line assessments as part of the selection process. So, if you are looking for a new challenge, great location and an exceptional team of technical experts, apply now. If you would like to know more about careers at Rio Tinto, you can like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter or join us on LinkedIn 

    Applications for this role will close on 17/02/2021, however we do reserve the right to close the role earlier.

    This role is for applicants residing in or willing to permanently relocate to Western Australia. Rio Tinto offers Fly In and Fly Out options from Perth, our regional FIFO hubs and the opportunity to live in our residential towns where applicable.

    All progress begins with pioneers – at Rio Tinto it begins with you.