Pathway to Mining – Operators and Tradespersons

Job Location: Port Hedland, Karratha & Pilbara
Employer: Rio Tinto
Full time

Pathway to Mining – Operators and Tradespersons

  • Want to join the mining industry? Here is your pathway!
  • Permanent opportunities directly with Rio Tinto
  • Join our diverse teams and be supported by great leaders
  • FIFO from Perth with various rosters on offer

About the role

We’re seeking expressions of interest from people looking to join our teams across the Pilbara on a permanent basis, with opportunities in Mobile Equipment Operations, Fixed Plant Operations, Drill & Blast Crews and Mechanical and Electrical Trades.

We’re offering the opportunity to enter the mining industry or grow your career. Bring your previous experience in a similar role, motivation to learn and a high regard for safety and we’ll provide training and support to ensure you are set up for success in the mining industry. 

These opportunities will be Fly-In, Fly-Out from Perth with various rosters on offer. 

As part of the application process you must complete all pre-screening questions and you may also be required to complete on-line assessments as part of the process. When applying, please ensure your profile includes an email address that you access regularly. If you are sent requests to complete any testing exercises, please complete these as a priority. 

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
  • Career development & education assistance to further your technical or leadership ambitions
  • Ongoing access to family-friendly health and medical wellbeing support
  • Leave for all of life’s reasons (vacation/annual, paid parental, sick leave)
  • Exclusive employee discounts (banking, accommodation, cars, retail and more)
  • Possible domestic relocation assistance

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

In the Pilbara region of Western Australia, we own an integrated portfolio of iron ore assets: a world-class, integrated network of 16 mines, four independent port terminals, a 1,700 kilometre rail network and related infrastructure – all designed to respond rapidly to changes in demand.

We are one of the world’s leading producers and exporters of iron ore.

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.

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