- Company name:
- Rio Tinto
- job title:
- Maintenance Engineer
- functional area:
Rio Tinto is a world leader in the discovery, mining and processing of mineral resources. We supply an extensive range of essential minerals and metals, as well as helping to meet global requirements and contributing to improvements in living standards.
The Rio Tinto group has introduced a Graduate Programme, aimed at recruiting young graduates in order to develop its future management and technical leaders.
The Graduate Programme offers young engineering graduates a two-year programme to start their careers in the company. Right from the start, you will have a proper role to play and will move at least once during the two-year period. We will work with you to help build your knowledge of the company, its vision and values, and creating your annual development plan which will include training in safety, technical training and Lean Manufacturing, and projects in the field. From your second year, you will have an experienced mentor to help you to realise your potential. You will also have the opportunity to develop a strong network of contacts within Rio Tinto, one of the world’s biggest mining groups.
RTA EMEA wants to recruit young ?Maintenance Engineers? to take part in its Rio Tinto Graduate programme.
Maintenance Engineers define and implement suitable methods and operating modes for optimising maintenance. They guarantee that equipment and processes in use are operating properly. They also put together teams, as well as working methods and tools (technical documentation, information systems, etc.). They may also be given technical tasks such as ensuring the reliability of resources.
Examples of tasks entrusted to a Maintenance Engineer:
Depending on your position, you will carry out the following tasks:
-Take on responsibility for ensuring that a particular task is carried out properly
-Prepare the engineering, ensure that equipment is of high quality, manage equipment and products involved
-Run operations while coordinating the involvement of different specialist teams
-Decide which security measures are to be used for protecting staff, facilities and the environment, and check that they are properly applied
-Ensure equipment maintenance
Emphasis will be placed on the following tasks:
-Working in close contact with the field, with the possibility to progress rapidly to managing a small team
-Suggesting recommendations for medium-term improvements
-Helping to introduce Lean Management methods
-Helping to comply with health, safety and environmental regulations on a daily basis.
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Prospects and development opportunities:
Whether you decide to specialise in the technical field or focus more on management, your highly sought-after expertise will enable you to move up to positions of great responsibility within the company.
You will participate in continuous improvement projects in both Leaning Manufacturing and Six Sigma. You will follow technical, continuous improvement and management training programmes.
Depending on the opportunities available and your own preferences, you may either be very mobile and travel a great deal - in Europe and elsewhere - or have a more stable working environment (which may involve temporary positions at other sites).
Maintenance Engineers will usually have followed an advanced course in a general engineering school, and will have very good knowledge of mechanics. Knowledge of mechanical, electrical or electronic engineering, or production and manufacturing engineering would be a bonus.
Maintenance Engineers should have the following personal skills:
-Ability to analyse and summarise.
-Diligence and attention to detail
-Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
-Ability to work as part of a team
-Ability to be proactive and take on responsibilities
-Ability to develop in a matrix environment
Detailed theoretical and practical knowledge of the tools specific to the job is recommended.