Crew Leader

Job Description

Crew Leader – Metal Products Maintenance

  • Leadership position within a world class smelter
  • Be part of a close-knit team with a strong commitment to safety
  • Excellent career development opportunity within a global company

About the role

Finding better ways to provide the materials the world needs

We are looking for a Crew Leader – Planned Maintenance who will play an important role in supporting their team in the day to day operations to ensure the focus is on safety, environment quality and the continual development of their team.

This is a great opportunity for a person who can hit the ground running, with a strong capability in people management who can utilise their skills, experience and attributes to contribute to the overall success of the Metal Products department.

Leading on the frontline is one of the most important jobs in our business and comes with a huge amount of responsibility. We need you to motivate, inspire and keep your people safe and well.

With signature leadership training programs, growing and developing is more than an opportunity – it is something we actively plan and make happen. Every day our leaders grow, while our rosters are designed to help you live the lifestyle that is right for you and your family.

Reporting to the Superintendent, key accountabilities of these roles include;

  • Encouraging a proactive approach to safety and where necessary conducting accident / incident investigations, hazard studies and up-skilling your team in safety tools and their use;
  • Responsible for detailed planning and communication of your team’s work
  • Leading various projects / activities and process improvements for the team;
  • Leading a diverse team of maintenance personnel to achieve safety, environmental, and cost objectives;
  • The provision of effective leadership in ensuring crew objectives / work schedules are maintained in line with production requirements;
  • Identifying development and improvement opportunities
  • Contribute to the ongoing development and maintenance of the BSL safety culture

What you’ll bring

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

  • A commitment to the safety of yourself and your team
  • The ability to both lead and work within a team environment, adding value through highly effective relationship management
  • Excellent communication skills via all mediums with the ability to negotiate positive outcomes across multiple work fronts
  • A demonstrated ability to develop and execute detailed work schedules/plans
  • A trade background is not essential but could be beneficial
  • Sound level of numeracy, literacy and computing skills
  • Proficiency in SAP would be beneficial but not essential

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 permanent position working directly for Rio Tinto
  • 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
  • A work environment where safety is always the number one priority
  • Attractive share ownership plan
  • Company provided insurance cover
  • Career development & education assistance to further your technical or leadership ambitions
  • 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

Rio Tinto is a global leader in aluminium, one of the world’s most widely used metals. 

Active in the sector for more than 110 years, today we operate large-scale, high-quality bauxite mines and alumina refineries, and have the world’s most modern and competitive aluminium smelter portfolio.

Boyne Smelters Limited is Australia’s second largest aluminium smelter with a 1,000-person strong workforce. Located approximately 20km south east of Gladstone at Boyne Island on the Central Queensland coast, BSL produces around 500,000 tonnes of aluminium per annum.

Activities at BSL include manufacturing carbon anodes in the carbon plant, aluminium production (smelting) in reduction lines, and casting of molten material into aluminium products ready to ship. The smelter is connected via a conveyor belt to the Queensland Alumina Limited refinery for the supply of alumina.

BSL is committed to protecting the environment and ensuring safe work practices where people feel safe at work and care for each other.

Every Voice Matters

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.

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.