Senior Mine Geologist At Rio Tinto

Senior Mine Geologist

  • Opportunity to make your mark in a leadership role
  • Be part of a group that is safety driven and values inclusion
  • Based at Yandi on a FIFO 8/6 roster
  • The perfect balance, this roster gives you more time for the things that are important in your life and to your family and community
    Our friendly teams look after each other because your safety and wellbeing are always our priority 

Where we’re all welcome  

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 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, women, the LGBTI+ community, mature workers, people with disabilities and people from different cultural backgrounds.

We acknowledge that all people are different and believe that our differences are our strength.  The diversity of skills, life experiences and perspectives within our team enhances our way of working and our ability to achieve success together.

About the role

Reporting to the Superintendent Mine Technical Services, in this site-based leadership role, you will be responsible for:

  • Minimising the team’s safety risk exposure;
  • Delivering grade-tonnage reconciliation;
  • Building best practice processes and procedures;
  • Developing the mine geology budget planning;
  • Leading improvement projects.
  • Provide safety leadership in promoting a safe and environmentally responsible working ethic, leading to an incident free workplace
  • Demonstrate the Rio Tinto values of courage, care, and curiosity

What you will bring

With tertiary qualifications in Geology, you will have demonstrated experience within an open cut mining environment (preferably iron ore) and be able to utilise reconciliation trends to highlight impacts on the mine plan and improve future grade predictions.

You will have a working knowledge of mining and business software and the ability to engage and collaborate effectively with a diverse range of stakeholders. Prior experience leading a team of technical professionals will be highly regarded.

If you are excited about the role and think you have what it takes but your experience doesn’t align 100% we still want to hear from you.

We are committed to promoting diversity within Rio Tinto and as a special measure to we strongly encourage women to apply.

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
  • Full relocation provided to Western Australia from elsewhere in Australia
  • A competitive base salary reflective of your skills and experience with annual incentive bonus
  • 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, cultural leave)
  • To better suit different family needs, our paid parental leave approach gives all parents the option to take 18 weeks of paid leave after a new child arrives – at a time that suits them
  • Exclusive employee discounts including hotel stays, banking, accommodation, cars, retail and more, read more about the huge range of benefits here:

Who we are     

Rio Tinto is a leading global mining and materials company. We operate in 35 countries where we produce iron ore, copper, aluminium, critical minerals, and other materials needed for the global energy transition and for people, communities, and nations to thrive.

We have been mining for 150 years and operate with knowledge built up across generations and continents. Our purpose is finding better ways to provide the materials the world needs – striving for innovation and continuous improvement to produce materials with low emissions and to the right environmental, social and governance standards. But we can’t do it on our own, so we’re focused on creating partnerships to solve problems, create win-win and meet opportunities.

Where you’ll 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.

This position is located at our Yandi mining operations on a FIFO 8 days on, 6 days off roster from Perth, however those candidates in pursuit of flexible work arrangements or alternative rosters are encouraged to apply.

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.

Please note, in order to be successfully considered for this role you must complete all pre-screening questions. You may also be required to complete on-line assessments as part of the selection process.

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Ready to experience something unique? Come work with us.

Applications close on 28th February 2024 (Rio Tinto reserves the right to remove advertised roles prior to this date).



April 2024