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Another mining giant announces major hiring spree

Rio Tinto social distancing
Rio Tinto social distancing

A multinational resources group is looking for hundreds of new recruits to join its Western Australian metal operations.

Rio Tinto’s iron ore business has invited applications for the next round of job vacancies, which are suitable for experienced workers, apprentices, graduates and Aboriginal trainees, across the Pilbara region.

300+ jobs

More than 300 positions are available including:

  • heavy equipment mobile maintenance technicians (multiple vacancies)
  • heavy duty diesel fitters (multiple)
  • heavy vehicle and auto electricians (multiple)
  • supervisors (multiple)
  • mobile equipment operators (multiple)
  • allround mobile plant operators (multiple)
  • field assistants (multiple)
  • dump truck operators (multiple)
  • excavator operator
  • digger operators (multiple)
  • maintenance fixed plant planner
  • production operator
  • mining systems technician
  • maintenance planner
  • serviceman
  • drillers (multiple)
  • fitter
  • camp cooks (multiple).

Click here to apply.

Rio’s labour hire partner, WorkPac Group is advertising temporary jobs.

FIFO worker benefits

Many of the positions are permanent and on a fly-in fly-out (FIFO) roster of either 14 days on and 14 days off, or two weeks on and two weeks off. Even time rosters are available for those who live in Tom Price, Paraburdoo or Pannawonica.

Successful applicants will be offered a variety of benefits including:

  • annual leave, paid parental leave and sick leave
  • fully subsidised housing
  • share ownership plan
  • subsidised private health insurance for employees and immediate family
  • health and medical wellbeing support
  • other company provided insurance
  • salary sacrifice and salary packaging options
  • career development and education assistance
  • employee discounts for banking, accommodation, cars, retail and more
  • possible domestic relocation assistance.

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The proponent promises FIFO mine workers will have a safe working environment, with more than 100 nurses hired for screening COVID-19 at Perth Airport.

“Throughout this challenging period we are committed to keeping our people and our communities safe and supporting Western Australians with employment opportunities to help deliver on our plan to invest $10 billion in the Pilbara over the next three years,” Rio Tinto iron ore chief executive Chris Salisbury said in a public statement. “This will help ensure we can continue to operate while making a strong contribution to the state and national economies.”

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