OER Coordinator - Maintenance Parts at Rio Tinto

OER Coordinator – Maintenance Parts

  • Key role in a diverse and global organization
  • Opportunity to work directly with different elements of the operation to coordinate shutdown activities, enhancing employee safety and project success.
  • Excellent opportunity for career development and expanding a breath of knowledge of our operating systems.
  • Salary range is 80,000 – 85,000


About the roleWe are looking for a Maintenance Parts Coordinator for the Rio Tinto Kennecott Copper Smelter.This role is essential in ensuring that parts/materials considerations are met before, during, and after smelter project execution. The role is responsible for management/coordination of parts for the projects that are executed by the maintenance teams. This is to ensure there are no gaps in plans that could become a project or operational constraint.
Reporting to the Principal Advisor OER – Lead, you will be expected to:
  • Ensure that all parts/equipment required for the shutdown are available and staged for maintenance.
  • Ensure that while fulfilling primary duties of the operational readiness team, to also accommodate functional departments requests as long as they do not impact the operational readiness team deliverables
  • Ensure operational readiness activities are aligned to the guidance set forth in the Rio Tinto Operational Engagement and Readiness manual
  • Ensure the safe and successful execution of individual assignments and operational readiness deliverables
  • Support all identified operational readiness activities to ensure compliance with the master Operational Readiness Plan while making decisions and adjustments as required
  • Represent the respective functional departments to ensure decisions are in the best interest of their departments, including adherence to plant equipment standards and protocols
  • Ensure robust pre-start-up safety reviews and cold and hot commissioning plans are developed and executed during the required project phases
  • Communicate the status of operational readiness assignments to the OER – Lead as required
  • Ensure the seamless transfer of assets, documentation, and knowledge to the operation upon project completion
  • Ensure project consultation with operational stakeholders to ensure fulfilment of project parameters.
  • Provide regular updates for the OER Task Manager to be used to report operational readiness activities to project stakeholders as requested
  • Liaise with project and functional departments to continuously improve communications and support a high-performance team culture while remaining cognizant of project constraints within the mechanical infrastructure
  • Support a culture of “Zero Harm”
  • Actively participate and support others in the continuous development of a high performance, unified project team
  • Align behaviours, decisions and actions to align with Rio Tinto’s The Way We Work


What you’ll bringTo be successfully considered for this role, you will have:
  • Intimate understanding spares management and maintenance procedures.
  • Intimate understanding of multiple asset management disciplines and well as commissioning
  • Must be able to effectively communicate with many teams within the organization
  • Must be an effective communicator and influencer
  • Must possess good interpersonal skills to interface and maintain a positive attitude with employees at all levels in a professional and helpful matter
  • Must possess effective communication skills, both oral and written
  • Must possess analytical and decision-making skills. based on facts and data
  • Must be self-motivated and demonstrate the ability to be proactive and take the initiative or meet commitments
  • Must be able to effectively manage multiple tasks while maintaining accuracy and flexibility
  • Broad understanding of asset management functions, preferably within a high-performance project team culture
  • Excellent all-around communication skills (written, verbal, interpersonal)
  • Excellent organizational skills, attention to detail and ability to multi-task in a constantly changing environment
  • Must be trustworthy with confidential information
  • Must operate independently with minimal guidance and little or no supervision An Engineering BS degree is desirable but not required in lieu of having significant experience in the mining industry with a broad and deep understanding of both the RTKC operation, a good understanding of operational readiness, and a comprehensive understanding of one or more asset management disciplines


What we offer We are committed to providing our employees with a generous benefits package. Be recognized for your contribution, your thinking, your hard work, and go home knowing you’ve helped the world progress, we provide:
  • A safety-focused and inclusive working environment
  • Advantageous salary package with annual cash incentive awards (STIP) for eligible employees
  • Access to top-tier family-friendly health programs including medical, prescription drug, dental, vision, life insurance coverage, and various voluntary benefits.
  • Excellent retirement plan including up to 6% defined company contribution; Generous 401k matching program
  • Generous Rio Tinto employee share program, which allows you to purchase Rio Tinto Company shares.
  • Comprehensive leave policies which cover all moments that matter in life: PTO (paid time off), paid holidays, and paid bereavement leave.
  • A favorable child-caregiver leave program (Up to 100% salary top-up)
  • Discount programs for leisure purposes and access to Virgin Pulse with incentives supporting your wellbeing
  • Ongoing Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for you and your family; to help in addressing educational opportunities, addiction treatment, depression, stress, domestic issues, financial management, and legal concerns.
  • Our team and industry experts are here to support and work with you to explore your learning potential and career goals


About Rio TintoEvery 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 aluminum – 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

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 Indigenous Peoples, women, the LGBTQIA2 community, mature workers, people with disabilities, and people from different cultural backgrounds.
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