Manager Heavy Mobile Equipment Engineering

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Job Type:Full Time

Manager Heavy Mobile Equipment Engineering

  • One of the world’s leading producers and exporters of iron ore, and global industry leader in autonomous haulage

  • A senior leadership opportunity that partners and influences across a significant stakeholder group

  • Deliver world-class heavy mobile equipment asset management and engineering

  • Monday to Friday role based at our state-of-the-art Operations Centre in Perth

We're continually investing in our operations in the Pilbara, introducing next generation technologies that can deliver greater efficiency, lower production costs and improve health, safety and environmental performance. We're proud to be a global industry leader in autonomous haulage and are the only organisation in the world to operate two different Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) Autonomous Haulage Systems (AHS).

About the role

We're looking for Manager HME Engineering to deliver world-class heavy mobile equipment (HME) asset management and engineering services (AMES) across our integrated portfolio of iron ore assets.

Reporting into the General Manager Asset Management and Engineering Services, you'll be leading the HME Engineering team; an experienced and knowledgeable team of HME subject matter experts whose expertise spans across HME engineering, reliability, fleet planning and strategy.

You will be responsible for ensuring success across the following areas:

  • Engineering; partnering with our HME original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to collaboratively come up with engineering solutions for immediate problems (or short term fixes) as well as long term strategic improvements. This involves working closely with our HME tyre manufacturers, fuel suppliers and lubricant suppliers. You and your team will also work closely with each of the iron ore sites to assist in problem solving and troubleshooting HME related performance issues from an engineering perspective.

  • Long term planning; deploying the plans and strategies for HME across our iron ore sites. This includes maintenance plans based on strategies and tactics developed in conjunction with the engineering team, with site involvement as required.

  • HME fleet; working with our mine technical services colleagues to understand the upcoming HME hours required at each of our iron ore sites. This equipment requirement translates to an equipment plan where we can identify whether HME be moved between sites or whether there is a requirement to purchase additional HME.

  • Annual review of the long term fleet planning strategy

The stakeholder group is large and you should feel comfortable in engaging with a wide and diverse internal and external stakeholder group. Internally, you'll be liaising with general managers, mining and mobile equipment managers across our iron ore sites, regional AMES managers, mine technical services colleagues as well as functional areas of the business including supply chain, finance, commercial and sustaining capital delivery teams. You will work with Rio Tinto's asset management centre of excellence in terms of global standards (understanding and influencing what those standards look like) while externally, playing an important role as our first line of contact for our OEMs including but not limited to Komatsu, CAT, Hitachi etc.

The challenge that comes with managing such a significant stakeholder group, the geographical landscape of our operations and the scale of our HME fleet cannot be underestimated. There are also plenty of opportunities for you to make a difference in this role and you'll be supported by your leader to bring a deep curiosity to you work in identifying and delivering tangible business improvement.

About you

You'll be an experienced people leader with a background in mobile equipment maintenance and/or reliability. You'll have a passion for improving the business coupled with the drive to challenge the status-quo and present solutions that will help us to work smarter each and every day, as well as highly developed stakeholder engagement skills enabling you to manage a wide range of stakeholders across different technical and operational boundaries.

Where you will be working

You will be based at our Operations Centre (OC) located near the Perth domestic airport, working Monday to Friday with site travel required from time-to-time. You can also expect the occasional meeting at our head office located at Central Park Building in Perth CBD.

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 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.

Applications close on Tuesday, 2 June 2020 (Rio Tinto reserves the right to remove advertised roles prior to this date)