E&I Technicians - Yarwun Refinery

Job Description

Electrical & Instrumentation Technicians

  • Your safety and wellbeing is our priority
  • Permanent role, living and working in the friendly, coastal community of Gladstone
  • Rosters to suit your lifestyle and goals
  • Huge range of employee benefits designed to make life better

About the role

Finding better ways to provide the materials the world needs.

We currently have opportunities for Electrical and Instrumentation Technicians 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, our Utilities Maintenance Team or our Whiteside Maintenance team.

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
  • Valid C Class drivers licence
  • An Australian 'A' grade Electrical licence
  • Certificate III or Certificate IV in Instrumentation, ideally with demonstrated experience
  • Proven history of fault finding and repairs on various electrical equipment
  • Proven maintenance experience working in heavy industry

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 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
  • 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. 

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.

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.