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Manager – Processing Technical Services-Labrador City, NL

Rio Tinto Full-Time  Anywhere 30 Jan 2019

Job Description

Manager – Processing Technical Services

  • Opportunity to work for global company on global projects
  • Our culture is inclusive, exciting and performance-driven
  • Contribute to the success of Rio Tinto by applying your technical and professional expertise
  • Role based in Labrador City, NL

Rio Tinto is a leading global mining and metals company. Our focus is on finding, mining and processing the Earth’s mineral resources to maximise value for our shareholders. Everything we do is done with the future firmly in mind, so our employees are rewarded with opportunity, an open and diverse culture and a responsible working environment in which they can go further.

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. Its 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 organisation and fulfilling career.

The Opportunity

We are looking for a Manager, Processing Technical Services to provide leadership and technical direction to our Concentrator and Pellet Plant process engineering teams. The Manager, Processing Technical Services is responsible for leading a team of superintendents, engineers, and technologists in providing technical input to optimize our plant capability and to promote sound engineering practices, creativity and innovation within the area.

What the role entails:

Reporting to the General Manager, Processing Operations, the Manager, Processing Technical Services will:

  • Demonstrate visible safety leadership by ensuring policies, procedures and standards are followed, and measures are taken to correct non-compliance
  • Provide effective leadership by developing and clearly communicating current and future operating strategies and improvement opportunities while ensuring teams understand their role and how the decisions they make impact both upstream and downstream processes
  • Demonstrate technical expertise by coordinating the evaluation of the Concentrator and Pellet Plant processes to improve production rates, product quality, costs
  • Identify, promote, and sponsor technical improvement projects within the sustaining and development capital framework process
  • Maintain strong relationships with site operations and maintenance teams and seek to provide support to peers within the processing areas
  • Be the lead site contact with customers and Rio Tinto Sales and Marketing in reference to product quality, including product advancements
  • Maintain an awareness of, and evaluate and apply where applicable, leading practices and research and development in process technology

To succeed in this role you will have:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Metallurgical, Mineral, or Chemical Process Engineering
  • 10+ years’ work experience in progressively more complex roles in the mineral processing industry including management
  • 10+ years’ experience managing multi-disciplinary teams
  • Experience working in iron ore Concentrators and Pellet Plants preferred
  • Direct experience working on brownfield engineering capital projects
  • Strong, demonstrated commitment to safety
  • Excellent communication skills and an ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and effectively collaborate with others

So if this sounds like you and the opportunity you are looking for, apply now at

Ref.  RITM2858494

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