Senior Engineer – Mobile Equipment – Gudai-Darri - FIFO

Rio Tinto - 30+ days ago
Rio Tinto

Senior Engineer – Mobile Equipment – Gudai-Darri - FIFO


Work at a new mine site with brand new Heavy Mobile Equipment (HME) fleet - your chance to influence the whole of life of assets
Join an operation with a true caring, connected and trusted work culture
Opportunity to further develop your leadership capability whilst driving safety, productivity and cost improvements
Use your analytical skills to successfully lead and implement continuous improvement initiatives

About the role

All progress begins with pioneers. At Rio Tinto, it begins with you.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated Senior Engineer to join our Gudai-Darri Mobile Equipment Maintenance (MEM) team.

Gudai-Darri is a new mine, shaping new ways of working. You will get the opportunity to work on brand new fleet embedded with the latest technology comprising of Autonomous Haul Trucks, Drills and Water Carts along with other manual heavy mobile and ancillary equipment.

The Senior Engineer will lead the maintenance engineering and non-destructive testing (NDT) team and will be responsible for whole of life engineering whilst championing the asset health and defect elimination processes in order to improve the mobile fleet performance.

As a key leadership role, this position will give you the opportunity to develop and extend your leadership career as you will work back to back with the Superintendent MEM.

Reporting to the Superintendent MEM, you will:


Lead and develop a team of Engineers and NDT Technicians to deliver site goals
Oversee the maintenance team whilst working back to back with the Superintendent
Provide expert technical advice to the HME teams
Lead and support investigations into asset failures and performance, including root cause analysis (RCA)
Analyse equipment performance data to identify high value defect elimination opportunities and implement improvements in reliability, productivity and cost
Monitor and analyse the performance of our assets and analyse primary/secondary maintenance tasks to improve asset reliability and cost 
Partner and collaborate with other key stakeholders

What you’ll bring


Tertiary qualifications in Engineering or related discipline with previous maintenance or reliability experience (ideally within a mining environment)
Demonstrated experience leading maintenance teams – experience with HME will be beneficial
The ability to work collaboratively across a diverse range of stakeholders and operational teams
The desire to be working in a hands-on, fast paced position
Working knowledge of statutory, Australian and engineering standards
A demonstrated commitment to safety
A current and valid manual ‘C Class’ driver's license
Experience with SAP will be advantageous

Where you will be working

This position is based at our Gudai-Darri operation on a FIFO 9/5 roster from Perth.

Located 160km North-West of Newman, our Gudai-Darri Operations will have a dedicated airport, state-of-the-art camp facilities and family friendly rosters making it an exciting and pleasant place to work at.

For nearly 150 years, we have been producing materials essential to human progress – minerals and metals that are still part of everyday life, including the iron ore that shapes the skylines of cities around the world. Next comes Gudai-Darri, a place that brings together everything we have learned to create a technically advanced iron ore mine – a new mine for a new way of working. This is your opportunity to be at the pioneering edge of mining. At Gudai-Darri your voice matters. We are building a new generation mine with a family of talented people at its heart.

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 supportive and inclusive community environment
Career development & education assistance to further your technical or leadership ambitions
A competitive salary package reflective of your skills and experience with annual incentive program
Comprehensive medical benefits including subsidised private health insurance for employees and immediate family
Attractive employee share scheme, extensive salary sacrifice and salary packaging options, and exclusive employee discount schemes
Leave for all of life’s reasons (vacation/annual, paid parental, sick leave)

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.

Every Voice Matters

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 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.

Apply today if you want to work with the latest technology and innovation, in an environment where we challenge you to drive positive change.

This role is for applicants residing in or willing to permanently relocate to Western Australia. Rio Tinto offers Fly in and fly out options from Perth, our regional FIFO hubs and the opportunity to live in our residential towns where applicable.

Applications close on Sunday 19th September (Rio Tinto reserves the right to remove advertised roles prior to this date).

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