Rail Engineers - Australia Various Engineering opportunities available within Rio Tinto's Rail division Western Australia
Generous relocation packages on offer
Enjoy the spoils of living on Australia's west coast - A work environment where safety is always the number one priority
Be at the forefront of rail innovation and work on the world's first automated heavy-haul freight network
About the role
Western Australia provides one the largest deposits of Iron Ore across the globe. With 16 Mine sites across the state, a state-of-the-art operations centre in Perth's eastern suburbs and an exceptional head office of professionals within Perth's Central Business District headquarters,
Rio Tinto is searching for experienced Rail Engineers to join our team.
We operate 200 locomotives on more than 1,700 kilometres of track in the Pilbara, transporting ore from 16 mines to four port terminals. The average return distance of these trains is about 800 kilometres with the average journey cycle, including loading and dumping, taking approximately 40 hours.
Our network is the largest privately owned and operated heavy haul rail system in Australia, and as we focus on the future, our vision is to become the greatest heavy haul railway in the world.
We welcomeSignals, Rollingstock, Reliability, Track, Systems and Project Engineerswith experience working on a rail network.
Our unique roles give you the opportunity to work alongside, and learn from, the best people in the rail industry.
Perth city, residential in remote locations or Fly in Fly out (FIFO) opportunities from Perth to the Pilbara are on offer, along with benefits that help you to live the lifestyle you want such as family friendly rosters and a competitive remuneration package.
Broadly, we are seeking skilled railSignalling Engineers, Rollingstock Engineers,Track Engineers,Systems Engineers and Project Engineersto fulfil the accountabilities outlined below:
Investigate asset and systems failures and identify solutions to prevent reoccurrences
Monitor effectiveness of engineering standard requirements and safety cases to provide assurance on compliance
Review maintenance process and procedures in order to improve safety and asset performance
Inspect and audit asset and systems infrastructure as part of assurance activities
Investigate and assess maintenance breakdowns and implement corrective actions
Analyse operating performance of assets and implement improvement projects to eliminate defects
Provide safety in design through identifying critical risks and processes to eliminate risk
Participate in design assurance processes to validate that designs meet requirements
Create and maintain requirements sets
Manage the delivery of change from inception to completion
We are also seekingReliabilityEngineerswithin various rail engineering disciplines to fulfil the accountabilities outlined below:
Responsible for defect elimination process - identifying defects, conducting high-level root cause analysis (RCA) & managing engineering projects
Participate, facilitate and improve site MTBF and MTTR by using rail system reliability modelling and RCA processes
Participate, facilitate and improve site RCA processes for assets
Analyse primary/secondary maintenance tasks to improve asset reliability and cost
Conduct reliability analysis and interpret failures or unscheduled loss / cost data
Support the Rio Tinto Rail execution team with change management, asset management and troubleshooting
With these unique opportunities all being based in Western Australia, you will require some of the below skills, attributes and qualifications to be considered:
Relevant rail industry experience with a sound understanding of Signalling Engineering, Rollingstock Engineering, Track Engineering or Reliability Engineering
Engineering related Degree or Tertiary qualification, meeting eligibility for Engineers Australia Chartered member status
Understanding of railway engineering concepts and principles
Understanding of rail safety safe working systems
Understanding of system engineering process
Strong facilitation, stakeholder engagement and communication skills
Demonstrated ability to take initiative and lead by example in a result orientated environment
Understanding of problem-solving techniques
Understanding of project management principles
Understanding of the data analytical tools, such as Matlab, Power BI, SAP, SQL, Spotfire, RCA
Ability to obtain a valid working visa and relocate to Western Australia at time of appointment with the assistance of Rio Tinto's generous relocation package, with the assistance of our relocation provider
Willing to obtain a Western Australian C Class Manual Driver's License upon arrival
Experience with ERTMS/ETCS Level 2 systems
Understanding of the ISA 62443 (eventually CLC/TS 50701) standard.
What's on Offer
A work environment where safety is always the number one priority
A competitive base salary reflective of your skills and experience with annual incentive program
Discounted health cover scheme for you and immediate family
Extensive salary sacrifice and packaging options
Generous Rio Tinto employee share program
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)
A permanent position working directly for Rio Tinto
Company provided death and disability insurance cover
As pioneers in mining and metals, we produce materials essential to human progress.
Our long history is filled with firsts. We've developed some of the world's largest and best quality mines and operations, and our people work in around 35 countries across six continents. Aluminium and copper, diamonds, gold and industrial minerals, iron ore and uranium: our materials make up the world around us. You'll find them in smartphones, planes, cars, hospitals and throughout your home.
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.
This role is for applicants residing in or willing to permanently relocate to Western Australia. Rio Tinto offers Fly in and fly out options from Perth, our regional FIFO hubs and the opportunity to live in our residential towns where applicable.
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