Maintainer, UGD Electrical

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Job title: Maintainer, UGD Electrical

Company: Rio Tinto

Job description: Underground Maintenance Electrician

  • Be part of a group that is safety driven and values inclusion
  • Join our global leading business offering outstanding personal development & global career opportunities
  • Based at the Lac de Gras, NT mine site

About the role

All progress begins with pioneers. At Rio Tinto, it begins with you.

We are looking for an Underground Maintenance Electrician to be part of our Underground Fixed Plant Asset Management department. The position is primarily based Underground with occasional shutdown support in the backfill/crusher, process plant and other fixed plant facilities on site. The electrician will work a 12 hour shift rotating days and nights.

The Maintenance Electrician is responsible for performing planned and breakdown installation and maintenance to the electrical equipment in the various fixed plant environments around site in a safe, environmentally friendly and cost-effective manner to ensure that equipment availability is maximized. The key fixed plant area of responsibility will be the underground mine with occasional support in the process and backfill plant as required.

Reporting to the Fixed Plant Maintenance Supervisor, you will be working 12 hours shifts on a 3 weeks on / 3 weeks off rotational schedule in the interim (alternating night shift and day shift) with the potential that this changes to a 2 weeks on / 2 weeks off rotation in the future, once the COVID-19 pandemic normalizes. You will be responsible for:

Key Role Objectives:

  • Installing new or overhauled equipment
  • Electrical troubleshooting and power analysis
  • Keeping work areas and equipment clean and free of safety hazards on a continuous basis and conduct safety audits as per company policy.
  • Performing preventative maintenance
  • Repairing equipment within planned time frames as indicated in work orders.
  • Conducting equipment inspections in response to Operator concerns or as outlined by the maintenance schedule and detect and diagnose troubles (e.g., vibration, heat, odour, abnormal instrument response).
  • Performing repairs in a cost-effective, safe, and environmentally friendly manner to maximize equipment availability
  • Entering detailed reports on maintenance, repairs, and diagnosis into the preventative and predictive maintenance database prior to the end of each shift.
  • Providing sufficient detail about repairs so that others can understand what work has been done on the equipment
  • Working and Promoting Safety within the fixed plant team.
  • Meeting your personal safety plan commitments.
  • Immediately reporting all incidents and accidents to your immediate supervisor.
  • Working to achieve or exceed the site and departmental safety goals.
  • Foster and develop a safety culture within the processing plant.
  • Use a safe working attitude when performing tasks
  • Complete a JHA prior to performing work.
  • Actively participate in the morning pre-start/LEAN meeting
  • Completing other related work as assigned by the Fixed Plant Maintenance Mechanical Supervisor, Electrical Lead Hand, or Senior Managers
  • Operating mobile equipment – specifically aerial work platforms and scissor lifts, bobcats, front end loaders and pickup trucks and underground auxiliary equipment as required.

What you’ll bring

  • A commitment to the safety of yourself and your team.
  • Journeyperson Red Seal electrical ticket.
  • Experience with SAP (CMMS) would be considered an asset.
  • Current St. John’s Ambulance Standard First Aid Certificate with CPR is an asset.
  • Training on the Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) is an asset.
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience working in a mining environment, preferably underground.
  • Be a reliable self-starter that can work as a team or alone with minimal direct supervision.
  • Excellent oral, written and active-listening skills
  • Highly effective organizational, time management and analytical skills
  • Willing to work a 12hr shift and be available for off hours call outs. (Overtime)

Northern residency and experience working in a cross-cultural environment, coupled with knowledge of the unique challenges and opportunities presented to those living in the North, are assets. Hiring priority will be given to qualified applicants who are beneficiaries of the DDMI Participation Agreement Groups and to qualified applicants residing in the Northwest Territories and Nunavut Territories. Members must clearly identify their status on the online job application and resume if they wish to receive priority consideration.

What we offer

Be recognized 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
  • Career development to further your technical or leadership ambitions
  • A competitive compensation
  • Ongoing access to family-friendly health and medical programs, pension and savings plans
  • Attractive share ownership plan
  • Leave for all of life’s reasons (vacation/annual, paid parental, sick leave)

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

Located in the Northwest Territories of Canada, the Diavik Diamond Mine is a producer of gem-quality diamonds. At Diavik, a strong focus is placed on protecting the local environment, as well as supporting communities through employment and education.

Every Voice Matters

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.

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.

Applications close on September 15, 2021a (Rio Tinto reserves the right to remove advertised roles prior to this date)

Expected salary:

Location: Yellowknife, NT

Job date: Fri, 27 Aug 2021 07:02:48 GMT

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