Rio Tinto: Artisan Assistant-August 2020


Mechanical Artisan (Turner)

  • Great opportunity to work for a global company at the forefront of mining
  • A unique opportunity to contribute to Rio Tinto’s Engineering team
  • Role based in Richards Bay, South Africa

About the role

We are looking for a Mechanical Artisan (Turner), to perform preventative mechanical maintenance to achieve optimal plant availability by reducing downtime and breakdowns.

Reporting to the Maintenance Controller – Engineering Services, you will:
  • Inspect, repair and maintain assets and mechanical equipment to minimize adverse impact on production.
  • Oversee, assist and support maintenance jobs of all Servicepersons.
  • Perform condition monitoring, fault finding and problem solving on mechanical equipment.
  • Perform fair and reasonable tasks related to the job and working environment, at the discretion of the Maintenance Controller / Supervisor.
  • Liaise with Maintenance Controller / Supervisor to identify maintenance and service needs.
  • Hands-on maintenance during breakdowns and shutdowns.
  • Technical evaluation of equipment and projects.
  • Record job statistics including non-hours, duration, failure mode, failure root cause, parts used important observations etc on the specified documentation, with utmost tidiness, care and accuracy.
  • Accept “technical ownership” of breakdown situations and to manage all aspects corrective work up to the point of resolution or escalation.
About you
To be successfully considered in this role, you will have:
  • Strong safety mindset
  • Minimum N2 or equivalent, preferably Std 10/Grade 12/NQF level 4/N3 in an Engineering discipline.
  • Relevant Mechanical Trade Test.
  • Minimum of 5 years post apprenticeship experience with proficiency in Turning (Fitting 30% and Turning 70% preferable).
  • Must have experience and knowledge on conventional workshop machines (Lathes, Milling, Slotting and Boring machines).
  • Proficiency in Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machines is advantageous.
  • Multi-skilling in boiler-making discipline.
  • Licence: EB

What we offer

Here is just a glimpse of our industry leading rewards package:

  • A safety-focused and inclusive working environment
  • A competitive base salary reflective of your skills and experience
  • Annual cash incentive awards (STIP) for eligible employees
  • Career development & education assistance to further your ambitions
  • Access top tier family-friendly health and medical programs, pension and savings plans
  • Wellbeing benefits
  • Generous Rio Tinto employee share program
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Ongoing individual wellbeing support for you and your family for personal and professional matter
  • A comprehensive leave policy that covers all moments that matter in life (vacation/annual, paid parental, etc)


Where you will be working


Certified as a Top Employer for 4 consecutive years, located in the Kwa-Zulu Natal province, Richards Bay Minerals (RBM) is part of the Rio Tinto Group and is an internationally recognised sand mining and mineral processing operations leader and one of the world’s foremost producers of titanium minerals, high purity pig iron and zircon. We have implemented a sound corporate social development programme and an internationally recognised environmental rehabilitation programme to restore the mined dunes to their natural state once mining operations have ceased.

About us
As pioneers in mining and metals, we produce materials essential to human progress.
Aluminium for cars and smartphones. Copper for wind turbines, electric cars and the pipes that bring water to our home. Borates that help crops grow, titanium for paint – and diamonds that celebrate the best things in life.

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..

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.
RBM is an equal opportunity employer and preference will be given to candidates from the designated groups in line with the company’s employment equity plan.

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

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