About the role
We are looking for a Laboratory Operator to join the Hope Downs 1 Fixed Plant Team to collect and prepare samples for physical and chemical analysis to a high standard to identify tonnage grade and in accordance with the safety, environmental and statutory requirements.
This role is a great opportunity for an individual with an understanding of quality control and quality assurance. This role will be offered on FIFO roster - 8 days on, 6 off, 7 nights on, 7 off.
R eporting to the Supervisor Laboratory, you will be :
Actively working within Rio Tinto’s Safety Policies and Procedures and support team members in the same manner to achieve and maintain zero injury and occupational illness.
Preparing and analysing process plant and pit samples appropriately
Performing equipment checks and calibration checks in order to maintain the continuous operation of the sampling devices, transport systems and robotic preparation cells
Collecting and preparing samples in accordance with procedures, ensuring samples are totally representative
Monitoring, fault finding and escalating non-conformance's that occur with preparation and analytical equipment or non-compliance's with analytical data
Communicating with Geology, Grade control, Production and Metallurgical teams to ensure the quality of sample and grade of iron ore is produced at required limits to be transported to the coast
About you To succeed in this role, you will have :
An Australian Manual C-Class Drivers licence
A Certificate III or higher in Laboratory Operations
Technical and analytical experience in flux fusion, Leco TGA, XRF, manual sample preparation using RSD’s (Rotary Sample Dividers), Rocklabs crusher / splitter, moisture and sizings analysis
Experience with computers systems such as Starlims, SAP, FDMS, TIKS, SuperQ and ChemAlert
Experience in quality assurance or quality control
A strong commitment to safety systems and procedures
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.
What’s on offer?
A work environment where safety is always the number one priority
A permanent position working directly for Rio Tinto
A competitive base salary reflective of your skills and experience with Annual incentive program
Comprehensive medical benefits including subsidised private health insurance for employees and immediate family
Attractive share ownership plan
Company provided insurance cover
Extensive salary sacrifice and salary packaging options
Career development and 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)
Possible domestic relocation assistance