Engineer Control Systems

Job Type:Full Time

Control Systems Engineer – Perth Operations Centre

  • Technically challenging position in the heart of our operations centre

  • Provide remote support to production across our RTIO operations

  • Perth Airport location operating on Monday to Friday roster

About the role

We are currently seeking a Control Systems Engineer to be based at the Perth Rio Tinto Iron Ore

Operations Centre on a 5 days on 2 days off roster. There will be an opportunity to travel to site for relief coverage, in addition to rotational opportunities.

This is an exciting new opportunity to provide hands on engineering to support production at RTIO mine-sites and ports remotely from the Operations Centre.

The role will require technical knowledge and troubleshooting skills, and provide both day to day guidance as well as develop and lead improvement projects.

The role will be responsible for providing control systems support to the control room operators, site teams and wider control room operations team.

About the role

  • Escalation and recovery from site electricians, technicians and controllers for control system and electrical asset fault diagnosis and recovery

  • Provide start up and shutdown assistance

  • Act as point of communication between control, operations and engineering teams, and escalate emerging control issues to appropriate personnel

  • Coach and train control room operators on diagnostics and plant optimisation

  • Identify and develop scopes for continuous improvement projects with controllers and communicate high value opportunities to appropriate personnel

  • Execute control systems changes

  • Provide assistance to site teams with roll-out, commissioning and execution for control systems changes in control room

  • Controller and site support for control system issues

  • Identify leading work practices and control improvements, standardise across controller group including incorporating into training systems

  • Provide technical peer review controls systems support for change managements by regional team

To succeed, the candidate will need to have:

  • Familiar with concepts of process control and control schemes

  • Experience with industrial control systems preferably in mining

  • Proficiency with Wonderware and OSI PI historians

  • Proficiency in PLC and SCADA systems; Schneider Electric Unity Pro, Concept, Proworx, CitectSCADA, Wonderware Intouch

  • Strong communication, written and stakeholder management skills

  • Strong collaboration and negotiation skills

  • Proven ability to problem solve and perform data analysis

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.

About us

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 then in smartphones, planes, cars, hospitals and throughout your home.

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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.