Mine Production Engineer

Rio Tinto
July 3, 2020, 9:15 a.m.
July 10, 2020, 11:27 a.m.

About the Role

We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated Mine Production Engineer to join our dynamic mining operations team at Tom Price. With cutting edge technology at your fingertips and support of the brightest minds in the industry you will develop, lead and manage productivity and cost improvement initiatives for the site, so as to ensure the mine plan is achieved.

This role is a great opportunity to further your knowledge of all functions within the operations space and gain leadership exposure in the mine operations team. This position is for someone who is willing to think outside of the box, challenge the status quo and drive continuous change.

Reporting to the Senior Production Engineer, you will: 

Lead business improvement projects for the mine operations team with a specific focus on safety, productivity and asset utilisation

Engage with key internal partners across mining technical services, dewatering, fixed plant and mobile equipment maintenance to deliver required business outcomes 

Utilise accurate data analysis to drive cost reductions and efficiencies

Promote a culture of safety and provide input into critical risk management and incident investigation processes

Coordinate and support productivity initiatives within the mine operations team such as PDP, establishing best practice

Provide coaching, mentoring and technical support to the mine planning engineers and operations teams so as to ensure optimisation of the mine plans 

About you

With tertiary qualifications in Mining Engineering or equivalent, you will have demonstrated experience in both mine production and technical mine engineering and planning roles within a large open pit mining environment. You will be someone who thrives on a challenge, can think outside of the box and have a good understanding of the fundamental concepts that underpin value in the mining industry.

Experience with autonomous haulage systems will be will be advantageous and your ability to engage and collaborate effectively with a diverse range of business partners will also ensure your success in this role. A manual ‘C’ class driver’s licence will be required and a WA Unrestricted Quarry Manager’s Certificate or the ability to obtain one will be well regarded.

Where you will be working

This position is based at Tom Price, working an 8 days on/ 6 days off roster with the choice of either residential or FIFO arrangements to suit your lifestyle.

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