E&I Technicians or Electricians- Yarwun

Job Description

Electrical & Instrumentation or Industrial Electrical Technicians

  • The perfect balance, our rosters gives you more time for the things that are important in your life and to your family and community
  • Permanent employment which includes attractive salary, annual bonuses and a huge range of additional benefits which are designed to make your life better
  • Our friendly teams look after each other because your safety and wellbeing are always our priority

Where we’re all welcome 

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. 

We acknowledge that all people are different and believe that our differences are our strength. The diversity of skills, life experiences and perspectives within our team enhances our way of working and our ability to achieve success together.

About the role

Finding better ways to provide the materials the world needs.

We currently have opportunities for Electrical and Instrumentation Technicians or Industrial Electricians willing to obtain Certificate III Instrumentation offered on site to join our high performing Maintenance teams across our Yarwun Operations. Whether you’re new to your trade or an experienced professional, and whatever industry you have exposure to, we have opportunities that will provide interesting work and growth opportunities for everyone.

Your experience, career goals and lifestyle preferences will determine whether you join our Material Handling and Shift Maintenance team(day and night lifestyle roster), our Utilities Maintenance Team (9 day fortnight) or our Whiteside/Redside Maintenance team (day shift lifestyle roster).

At Yarwun, we are passionate about safety, we look out for each other and work together to find better ways to do things. You’ll be supported by leaders who care about your development and will help you achieve your career goals.

Reporting to the Maintenance Team Leader for your team, your role may involve:

  • Maintaining and replacing electrical equipment
  • Execution of planned and unplanned breakdown maintenance
  • Troubleshooting, calibrating, repair and service of fixed plant instrumentation and electrical assets
  • Working at heights activities
  • Working autonomously, being reliable and positively contributing to the maintenance team, understanding the requirement to maintain assets in a safe and reliable condition
  • Being flexible and adaptable to changing business needs
  • Identifying and implementing improvement initiatives which may involve working with many different disciplines within the organisation
  • Promoting and identifying HSE opportunities to improve equipment, processes and behaviours
  • Execution of defined primary and secondary scopes from SAP (CMMS)

What you’ll bring

  • A commitment to the safety of yourself and your team
  • Respect for others and an all-inclusive mindset
  • Valid C Class drivers licence
  • An Australian 'A' grade Electrical licence
  • Proven history of fault finding and repairs on various electrical equipment
  • Proven maintenance experience working in heavy/industrial industry

If you are excited about the role and think you have what it takes but your experience doesn't align 100% we still want to hear from you. 

We are committed to promoting diversity within Rio Tinto and as a special measure to we strongly encourage women to apply.

What we offer

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

  • Full relocation provided to Gladstone, Queensland from elsewhere in Australia
  • 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 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
  • Attractive share ownership plan
  • Company provided insurance cover
  • Extensive salary sacrifice & salary packaging options
  • 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, cultural leave)
  • To better suit different family needs, our paid parental leave approach gives all parents the option to take 18 weeks of paid leave after a new child arrives – at a time that suits them
  • Exclusive employee discounts including hotel stays, banking, accommodation, cars, retail and more

About Rio Tinto

Rio Tinto is a leading global mining and materials company. We operate in 35 countries where we produce iron ore, copper, aluminium, critical minerals and other materials needed for the global energy transition and for people, communities, and nations to thrive.

We have been mining for 150 years and operate with knowledge built up across generations and continents. Our purpose is finding better ways to provide the materials the world needs – striving for innovation and continuous improvement to produce materials with low emissions and to the right environmental, social and governance standards.

But we can’t do it on our own, so we’re focused on creating partnerships to solve problems, create win-win and meet opportunities.

Where you’ll be working

Located in Central Queensland, approximately 10km north-west of Gladstone, Yarwun alumina refinery commenced operations in 2004. Processing bauxite from our mines in Weipa and Gove, Yarwun produces more than three million tonnes of smelter grade alumina annually.

As one of the largest industries in the Gladstone region, Yarwun employs over 700 people and has a large contractor workforce.

With a focus on safely improving our process every day, the team at Yarwun challenge themselves to use existing and emerging technology to support our 24 hour operation.

Yarwun is a proud member of the Gladstone community, and along with Boyne Smelters Limited and Queensland Alumina Limited, support community investments that improve the liveability of the Gladstone region through the Here for Gladstone community fund.