Mechanical Maintenance Technicians - Boyne Smelter

Job Description

Mechanical Maintenance Technicians– Boyne Smelter

  • 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 various opportunities for Mechanical Maintenance Technicians on site to join our high performing Maintenance teams across our BSL (Boyne Smelter) 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 Metal Products - Planned Maintenance & Reliability Maintenance Teams, our Carbon Maintenance - Bake & RR3, Defect Elimination, and Green RR1&2 Teams, our MEW & MWS  - Crushing & Conveyors, Scrubbing & Conveyors, and Maintenance & Engineering Workshop Teams or our Reduction Line Maintenance - Line 1 & 2, and Line 3 Teams.

We are currently actively seeking passionate, safety focused Mechanical Technicians in the below teams and will have upcoming vacancies for other teams, so we encourage you to apply now–

Materials, Crushing and Conveying Team – 2IC / Step-up opportunities (9-day fortnight)

  • Experienced in a mechanical trade with the experience, ability and interest in stepping up when required to lead and supervise a team of tradespeople, providing guidance, support, and motivation

Maintenance & Engineering Workshop – Machinist (day shift lifestyle roster)

  • All-rounder workshop experience in CNC machining and Mazak programming, maintenance on machines and other workshop equipment when required, use of precision measuring instruments to ensure accuracy of machined parts and able to interpret technical drawings.

Metal Products – Planned Maintenance (day and night lifestyle roster)

  • Duties as below

Reduction Line – (day and night lifestyle roster)

  • Duties as below

At Boyne Smelter, 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 Crew Leader for your team, your role may involve:

  • Maintaining mechanical assets across the smelter, focused on unplanned breakdown or plant limiting work, troubleshooting and problem-solving equipment failures and improving reliability
  • Identifying defects and providing feedback on asset performance and health
  • Confined space and 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
  • Identifying and implementing improvement initiatives which will involve working with many different disciplines within the organisation
  • Promoting and identifying HSE opportunities to improve equipment, processes and behaviours

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
  • A Mechanical Engineering or Fitter & Turner trade qualification
  • Proven history of fault finding and repairs on various fixed plant 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

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.