Electrical Supervisor

Job Description

Electrical Supervisor

  • Leadership position within a world class smelter where we value safety and value inclusion
  • Work with the largest power user in Queensland whilst growing and developing your career
  • Bring your innovation and continuous improvement mindset to this leadership role

About the role

Finding better ways to provide the materials the world needs.

Leading on the frontline is one of the most important jobs in our business and comes with a huge amount of responsibility. We need you to motivate, inspire and keep your people safe and well.
With signature leadership training programmes, growing and developing is more than an opportunity – it is something we actively plan and make happen. Every day our leaders grow, while our rosters are designed to help you live the lifestyle that is right for you and your family.

An opportunity exists to join the Power Supply Department as a Crew Leader where you will coach and mentor an impressive team of electrical maintenance tradespeople and power controller maintainers. This is a great opportunity for a dedicated and caring leader to improve efficiencies in a critical part of our Aluminium Smelter.

Reporting to the Superintendent, and working 10 hour days on a 9 day fortnight, key accountabilities of these roles include;

  • Developing and nurturing a safety culture that delivers world class safety performance.
  • Being able to work across output team boundaries to always deliver the best outcome for the smelter.
  • Leading the Crew in a way that ensures that the performance of the team meets or exceeds plan
  • Delivering operational excellence by identifying and implementing improvement initiatives.
  • Conducting required audits and inspections to a high standard, and for the purpose of reinforcing a strong HSE culture and systems.
  • Ensuring targets are consistently delivered in a sustainable/ timely manner and with maximum customer satisfaction
  • Developing relief Crew Leaders and other required capability within the team

About you

To be successfully considered for this role, you will have:

  • Demonstrated experience in leading teams (permanent or acting)
  • Electrical Trade Qualifications with High Voltage experience is required to ensure license holders are working within best practice and within electrical safety requirements
  • Previous experience in a similar role in a heavy industry environment
  • Computer literacy including exposure to Microsoft Word, Excel, SAP

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. 

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 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
  • A work environment where safety is always the number one priority
  • Attractive share ownership plan
  • Company provided insurance cover
  • Career development & education assistance to further your technical or leadership ambitions
  • Leave for all of life’s reasons (vacation/annual, paid parental, sick leave)
  • Exclusive employee discounts (banking, accommodation, cars, retail and more)

Where you’ll be working

Rio Tinto is a global leader in aluminium, one of the world’s most widely used metals.

Active in the sector for more than 110 years, today we operate large-scale, high-quality bauxite mines and alumina refineries, and have the world’s most modern and competitive aluminium smelter portfolio.

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.

Every Voice Matters

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.