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Field Technician Lead – Winu

Rio Tinto - Perth, WA

Mining, Oil & Gas
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Field Technician Lead – Winu

  • Plan and coordinate logistics work in an exciting emerging project
  • Use your judgement and field experience to deploy resources in a challenging and remote environment
  • Site-based role on a fly-in fly-out rotation
  • Fixed term until the end of 2021 with the potential to be extended

About the role

All progress begins with pioneers. At Rio Tinto, it begins with you.

Rio Tinto Copper is looking for a Field Technician Lead to implement the delivery of operational and logistical support services for our Winu project so that all Core Farm resources, facilities, and services are provided for safe and effective field operations (e.g. sample management, training and core farm techniques).

This role is a great opportunity for someone with proven generalist field experience to play a vital role within the project team. The Field Technician Lead must want to be part of the Rio Tinto Copper team and have a passion for field activities and the coordination of logistics and operational requirements.

You need to be able to travel to the remote Winu project within Western Australia as this role will be based on site working a fly-in fly-out roster.

Reporting to the Supervisor Resource Geology you will:

  • Coordinate the work of contractors in the field to ensure adherence to compliance, Health, Safety, Environment and Community (HSEC) and project standards
  • Oversee core farm facilities including management of core farm storage facility and coordination of the sample despatch process
  • Coordinate, train and develop personnel processing in core farm facilities - core cutting, specific gravity, core orientation, photography, mark up and sampling
  • Lead, train and mentor team members with HSEC policies and procedures as well as operating skills
  • Collaborate with team members to ensure work and resources are allocated to meet project priorities and requirements

What you’ll bring

  • A commitment to the safety of yourself and your team.
  • Current C Class driving licence.
  • Experience supervising personnel in a Core Farm including managing sample despatch.
  • Experience working in remote field-based environments.
  • The ability to make assessments and apply practical judgement to identify hazards and risks, take mitigating action, and interpret standards, to achieve safe and effective practices working in uncontrolled and challenging physical environments.
  • Demonstrated ability to solve operational problems, adapt to change quickly and identify opportunities to improve operational efficiency.
  • Current licences - HR, Forklift/ Telescopic Material Handler, and High-Risk Work - will be beneficial 

What we offer

Be recognised for your contribution, your thinking and your hard work, and go home knowing you’ve helped the world progress.

  • A work environment where safety is always the number one priority
  • A competitive salary package reflective of your skills and experience with annual incentive program
  • Comprehensive medical benefits including subsidised private health insurance for employees and immediate family
  • Career development & education assistance to further your technical or leadership ambitions
  • Ongoing access to family-friendly health and medical wellbeing support
  • Leave for all of life’s reasons (vacation/annual, paid parental, sick leave)
  • Exclusive employee discounts (banking, accommodation, cars, retail and more)

About Rio Tinto

Every idea, every innovation, every little thing the world calls ‘progress’ begins with a first step, and someone willing to take it: explorers, inventors, entrepreneurs. Pioneers.

For nearly 150 years, Rio Tinto has been a company of pioneers – generations of people spanning the globe, all with the grit and vision to produce materials essential to human progress. Our iron ore has shaped skylines from Shanghai to Sydney. Our aluminium – the world’s first to be certified “responsible” – helps planes fly and makes cars lighter. Our copper helps wind turbines power cities and our boron helps feed the world and explore the universe. Our diamonds help us celebrate the best parts of life.

Where you’ll be working

Winu is a 100% Rio Tinto owned copper-gold mineralisation project in the Yeneena Basin of the Paterson Province in Western Australia. The project is located approximately 130 km north of the Telfer mine and 350 km southeast of Port Hedland. Teams at Winu are taking an agile approach to greenfield project development and being innovative in the way we bring a mine from exploration to production.

This role will be offered on a fixed term basis and site-based on a fly-in, fly-out roster.

Every voice matters

At Rio Tinto, we particularly welcome and encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, women, the LGBTI+ community, mature workers, people with disabilities and people from different cultural backgrounds.

We are committed to an inclusive environment where people feel comfortable to be themselves. We want our people to feel that all voices are heard, all cultures respected and that a variety of perspectives are not only welcome – they are essential to our success. We treat each other fairly and with dignity regardless of race, gender, nationality, ethnic origin, religion, age, sexual orientation or anything else that makes us different.

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

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.

Applications close on 9th April 2021 (Rio Tinto reserves the right to remove advertised roles prior to this date)