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Heavy Duty Mechanic / HDET (Temporary)

Rio Tinto

This is a Contract position in Amherstburg, ON posted February 28, 2021.

Heavy Duty Mechanic / Heavy Duty Equipment Technician (Red Seal) (Temporary)
· Be part of a group that is safety driven and values inclusion
· Grow your career in a global mining organization
· Full-time, regular role based in Kitimat, BC
– a beautiful coastal community with many year-round activities About the role All progress begins with pioneers.

At Rio Tinto, it begins with you.

We are looking for a Heavy-Duty Mechanic (Red Seal) to work in our Mobile Maintenance department as part of a robust and safety-oriented team.

The Heavy-Duty Mechanic is responsible for repairing mobile equipment in a safe, environmentally friendly, and efficient manner to ensure optimal equipment availability for the smelting operation.

Scheduling is based on operational needs and can vary based on the temporary assignments, but typically can include 12 hour shifts, nights, and weekends.

This role is a great opportunity for a safety-oriented and enthusiastic individual to advance their troubleshooting and diagnostic skills on our diverse fleet.

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 Maintenance Supervisor, you will be: Working safely in accordance with Rio Tinto safety standards
– actively engaging in safety initiatives promoting our “Zero harm” safety culture; Contribute to safety and efficiency by constructively participating in safety meetings and incident investigations; Keep work areas clean and free of safety hazards on a continuous basis.

Adhere to safety and environmental rules.

Conduct safety audits as per Rio Tinto procedures; Perform heavy equipment repairs within planned time frames and without compromising the integrity of the equipment; Provide sufficient detail about repairs so that others can understand what work has been done on the equipment; Prepare written and electronic reports for leaders as requested; Conduct equipment reviews to ensure new and existing equipment meet site safety standards and operational requirements; Help develop Heavy-Duty Mechanic apprentices including delegating tasks or projects that will assist with their skill development and meet apprenticeship requirements Please note: Fly-in-fly-out arrangements are not available.

Relocation assistance is not provided.

What you’ll bring A commitment to the safety of yourself and your team; Interprovincial Red Seal Heavy-Duty Mechanic (HDET) trade qualification; High school graduation or equivalent; A minimum of a Class 7 valid provincial driver’s license; Prior experience with troubleshooting and diagnostics on Linde, Mecfor, Caterpillar, and/or Techmo equipment is desirable; Excellent interpersonal skills, and the ability to communicate in English (oral and written); A commitment to Rio Tinto core values, including Safety, Teamwork, Respect, Integrity, and Excellence What we offer Be recognized for your contribution, your thinking and your hard work, and go home knowing you’ve helped the world progress.

A work environment where safety is always the number one priority Career development to further your technical or leadership ambitions A competitive compensation Ongoing access to family-friendly health and medical programs, pension and savings plans Attractive share ownership plan Leave for all of life’s reasons (vacation/annual, paid parental, sick leave) 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.


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’ll be working Rio Tinto’s BC Works is a part of the Atlantic Operations of the Aluminium product group and has been operating in British Columbia for over 65 years.

With industry leading new technology and four generations of employee expertise, as well as our hydropower facility at Kemano and the Nechako Reservoir, the Kitimat smelter is one of the world’s most competitive aluminium smelters, producing aluminium with one of the lowest carbon footprints in the industry.

Rio Tinto is proud to operate in BC alongside our 1,000 employees, partners, community stakeholders and First Nations, and we look forward to the next 60 years.

To learn more about our Aluminium Operations, check out this video: Every Voice Matters At Rio Tinto, we particularly welcome and encourage applications from Indigenous Peoples, women, the LGBTQIA2 community, mature workers, people with disabilities and people from different cultural backgrounds.

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.

Applications close: Sunday, March 7, 2021 (Rio Tinto reserves the right to remove advertised roles prior to this date)