Mine Planning Engineer – Paraburdoo – 8/6 FIFO or Residential

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Rio Tinto


Disciplines: Mining Engineering


Location: Paraburdoo

Type: N/A

Posted: 29/09/2019

  • 8/6 Roster – FIFO or Residential, Paraburdoo 
  • Work with a passionate leader in an excellent team environment 
  • Generous employee benefits and discount schemes 

About the role

It’s a really exciting time to be part of the Mine Technical Services team at Rio Tinto Iron Ore, with a number of new projects in being developed in Western Australia and a large team of highly experienced, industry-leading professionals to learn from!

We offer a dynamic work environment with the opportunity to be involved with diverse projects and receive invaluable exposure opportunities across project development, technology & innovation.

Watch to see a day in the life of our Technical Services team:

Our Mine Planning teams are a site-based team responsible for quarterly, monthly, weekly and daily mine planning. We ensure that life of mine objectives are visible to, and valued by all stakeholders through the alignment of plan horizons and tracking of key development milestones. Additionally, we strive to deliver plans which address operational constraints, adequately quantify risk and identify and communicate contingencies.

We are currently looking for an enthusiastic and high performing Mine Planning Engineer to join our Paraburdoo team.Working on an 8/6 FIFO or residential roster, you will be responsible for two weekly mine planning activities using Xact, Alastri and Mine 2Ship and providing technical support to the mine operations team in order to ensure the safe and efficient execution of the mine plans. You will drive key milestones upon which production targets depend and be involved in pit development planning, mine design support and monthly compliance reporting. You will also play an active role in identifying and implementing mine planning improvements, cost reduction and efficiency initiatives.

About you

With tertiary qualifications in Engineering or equivalent, you will have demonstrated experience within an open cut mining environment (preferably iron ore), coupled with practical experience within a mine planning role. You will have a working knowledge of mining and business software such as MS Office, and ideally Alastri, Xact and Maptek Vulcan and have the ability to engage and collaborate effectively with a diverse range of stakeholders. A current C Class driver’s licence is also required. 

What we are offering

  • An opportunity to be part of the world’s largest integrated portfolio of iron ore assets
  • A safety-focussed and inclusive working environment
  • A comprehensive leave policy that covers everything life throws at you
  • Discounted Health cover scheme for you and your immediate family
  • An array of salary sacrifice and packaging options
  • Generous Rio Tinto employee share program
  • Employee discounts with our many partners in banking, motoring, hotel accommodation, airlines/travel and retail 

Where you will be working

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.

Creating an inclusive and diverse workforce

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. It’s 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 it’s this contribution that makes for a great organization and fulfilling career.

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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