Crane Operator

Last updated 6 days ago
Location:Weipa
Job Type:Full Time

Crane Operator

  • Be part of a group that is safety driven and values inclusion
  • Monday to Friday roster
  • People’s bucket list is your backyard – Live in Weipa

About the role

All progress begins with pioneers. At Rio Tinto, it begins with you.

We are looking for a Crane Operator to join our crane team and help us excel by operating various cranes across the Weipa Operations.

In addition to paying competitively and providing great benefits packages, we want you to live the lifestyle that is right for you and your family. And because of our size and scale, there are many opportunities to learn, grow and do more than you ever thought possible. Every hour of every shift, your safety and wellbeing is our number one priority. We do the work only if it is safe, and we invest to make sure every member of the team has the quality tools they need to do their job.

Reporting to the Crane Supervisor and working a Monday to Friday roster, you will be:

  • Operate Cranes and ancillary equipment during plant shutdowns;
  • Support the wider site with all lifting activities;
  • Perform preventative maintenance and inspections on equipment;
  • Identify opportunities for improvement in workplace procedures.

What you’ll bring

  • Licences/tickets for the following: CN (Non Slew), C6 (up to 60T), Dogman, Intermediate Rigger, Medium Heavy ridged truck (HR)
  • Desirable licences/tickets: C1 (up to 100T), CO (over 100T), Forklift, Heavy combination (HC), Working at heights, Pilot/escort
  • Demonstrated experience working within a team environment.
  • Experience in mining or heavy industry
  • Intermediate computer literacy
  • A commitment to the safety of yourself and your team

What we offer

  • Weipa accommodation benefit
  • Remote area allowance
  • Remote area holiday travel assistance
  • Paid parental leave up to 9 months
  • Health cover scheme for employees and their immediate family
  • Salary sacrifice & packaging options – rental, mortgage, super, vehicle
  • Rio Tinto employee share programme
  • Employee discounts – banking, accommodation, motoring, retail and more.

About Rio Tinto

Every idea, every innovation, every little thing the world calls ‘progress’ begins with a first step, and someone willing to take it: explorers, inventors, entrepreneurs. Pioneers.

For nearly 150 years, Rio Tinto has been a company of pioneers – generations of people spanning the globe, all with the grit and vision to produce materials essential to human progress.

Our iron ore has shaped skylines from Shanghai to Sydney. Our aluminium – the world’s first to be certified “responsible” – helps planes fly and makes cars lighter. Our copper helps wind turbines power cities and our boron helps feed the world, and explore the universe.

Our diamonds help us celebrate the best parts of life.

Where you will be working

Our Weipa Operations includes three bauxite mines, processing facilities, ship loaders, an export wharf, two ports, power stations, a rail network and ferry terminals. Located on the Western Cape York Peninsula in Far North Queensland, each year the operation produces more than 35 million tonnes of bauxite.

Our operations are supported by a 1,900-strong workforce—including 26 per cent who are women and 25 per cent Indigenous employees. Activities include mine operations, maintenance, asset management, ports, cultural heritage management, and processing facility management.

The development of our new mine, Amrun, which was completed in 2018, will extend the life of our Weipa bauxite operations by decades to come and significantly build on our 55-year history on the Western Cape.

Every Voice Matters

We are committed to an inclusive environment where people feel comfortable to be themselves. We want our people to feel that all voices are heard, all cultures respected and that a variety of perspectives are not only welcome – they are essential to our success. We treat each other fairly and with dignity regardless of race, gender, nationality, ethnic origin, religion, age, sexual orientation or anything else that makes us different.

At Rio Tinto, we particularly welcome and encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, women, the LGBTI+ community, mature workers, people with disabilities and people from different cultural backgrounds.