Bauxite Plant Controller


Bauxite Plant Controller

  • Be part of the new Integrated Operations control centre - Brisbane
  • Work with the latest technology in a hands on role.
  • 4, 5, 5 day and night even time lifestyle roster

Employee Benefits

  • Company provided car parking in the Brisbane office
  • Roster allowances
  • Paid parental leave up to 9 months
  • Health cover scheme for employees and their immediate family
  • Rio Tinto employee share programme
  • Salary sacrifice & packaging options
  • Employee discounts – banking, accommodation, motoring, retail and more

Where you will be working

The Operations Centre is a newly created area of our Pacific Operations Integrated Operations that will play a pivotal role in the future success of our Pacific aluminium business. The team is responsible for driving the optimisation of the overall supply chain value using state-of-the-art monitoring processes and data driven decision making.

About the role

We are looking for a number of Plant Control team membersto support our Gove and Weipa mines in fixed plant operations to ensure safety, operational and production targets are met while working to achieve optimal performance with site personnel in a safe and stable manner.

This role presents an exciting opportunity to be an integral part of the Operating Centre team that has a strong safety, operational and problem solving focus. Working a 12.5hr day/night 4, 5, 5 roster in the Brisbane CBD and reporting to the Supervisor OC Mine and Plant Control, you will be:

  • Able to prioritise operational activities based on the ‘Plan of the day’ and site conditions.
  • Monitoring alarms and responding with due care and urgency.
  • Managing the safe start-up, operation and shutdown of equipment and processes.
  • Direct plant operators to coordinate activities and increase efficiency in a safe manner according to the Operational Level Agreement and assists in contingency planning in case of unplanned events.
  • Interfacing with production, technical and maintenance teams to resolve equipment breakdowns, instrument & control system faults and process problems.
  • Optimising the process performance to ensure the key performance indicators are met.
  • Engaging with site and OC personnel to ensure relevant information is collated in a timely manner
  • Maintaining a high level of compliance to safety procedures.
  • Communicates effectively with stakeholders along the value chain.
  • Actively pursue improvement opportunities in productivity and safety.

About you

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

  • Proven experience in fixed plant control systems and their operation
  • Exposure or sound knowledge of control rooms within fixed plant processing environment/heavy industry is desirable
  • Live within 45 minutes commuting distance from Brisbane CBD (All candidates must undergo a fatigue management risk assessment plan which includes travel from home to work)
  • A high level of computer literacy
  • Experience is interpreting multiple data sets
  • Strong communication skills
  • Ability to work as a team
  • Ability to influence

It will also be beneficial if you have:

  • Proven qualifications in Process Control/Operations
  • Electrical/Mechanical experience

About us

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

Aluminium for cars and smartphones. Copper for wind turbines, electric cars and the pipes that bring water to our home. Iron ore to shape our city skylines. Borates that help crops grow, titanium for paint – and diamonds that celebrate the best things in life.

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

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.

“Rio Tinto reserves the right to remove job postings prior to the stated closing date, therefore, if you are interested in applying for this vacancy please submit your application as soon as possible.”