Advisor Contract Governance & Admin in Swakopmund, NA, Namibia

Specialist Materials Engineer

  • Work for a global company at the forefront of mining
  • Join an inclusive and performance-driven organisation where people are valued and respected
  • Drive excellence, innovation and teamwork within the Asset Management and Engineering Services division - Perth CBD

Rio Tinto is a leading global mining and metals group that focuses on finding, mining, processing and marketing the earth's mineral resources. We have been in business for more than 140 years and remain focused on the long term. We're committed to sustainable and innovative ways to do business, deliver results and build a great work environment. It's how we grow - it's how you grow.

We are a diverse team of talented, enthusiastic individuals who foster a culture of inclusion. No matter how they may differ, our people share one thing in common. Its a belief that work is more rewarding when we are accepted and valued for our differences, not judged by them. We all have something to contribute, and its this contribution that makes for a great organisation and fulfilling career.

The Opportunity

We are looking for a Specialist Materials Engineer to contribute your proven technical expertise to Rio Tinto Iron Ores rail network.

In the Pilbara region of Western Australia, Rio Tinto operates the world's largest integrated portfolio of iron ore assets with industry-leading margins. Our premium product suite, including our flagship Pilbara blend, drives strong customer relationships and is supported by technical and commercial marketing expertise. The iron ore business continues to be the world's largest autonomous truck operator and a proud leader in automated mining technologies.

What the role entails

This role is a great opportunity for an experienced engineer to apply specialised railway related materials engineering expertise in an inclusive and performance-driven environment. Reporting to the Principal Track and Civil, you will be:

  • Conducting pre-qualification, evaluation and selection of materials in accordance with international and local standards.
  • Evaluating Rail asset integrity (rail, rail welding, rail components and jewellery).
  • Assessing rail condition monitoring performance; non-destructive examination (e.g. ultrasonic, magnetic particle)
  • Understanding material/mechanical failure and root cause analysis
  • Conducting the selection and service engagement for materials testing companies and laboratories.
  • Overseeing the Quality assurance/quality control audits of current processes and rail materials suppliers.

What you will need for this role

To succeed in this role, you will have:

  • Proven experience successfully leading engineering teams, delivering immediate and strategic business objectives

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Ability to build value adding relationships with a diverse range of stakeholders 

  • Tertiary qualifications in relevant Engineering or trade plus equivalent industry experience

  • Knowledge of fixed and mobile rail welding, including testing and inspection.

  • Knowledge of rail condition assessment and grinding strategies.
  • High standard of written and verbal communication, with the ability to communicate effectively to all levels of staff internally and externally.

It will also be beneficial if you have:

  • Professional Engineering Membership
  • Formal Qualification in Leadership and Management
  • Experience in the use of improvement systems such as Lean and Six Sigma

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

Please note, in order to be successfully considered for this role you must complete all pre-screening questions.

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