Website Rio Tinto

Boilermaker (Critical Repairs) Job Highlights

Title Boilermaker – Critical Repairs
Type Full Time
Experience Not Indicated
Function Management/Manufacturing
Location Pilbara, Western Australia, Australia
Company Rio Tinto

Company Profile

Rio Tinto is a pioneer in mining and metals. The company produces materials essential to human progress. Iron ore for steel, aluminum 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.

Job Profile

The company is looking for a Boilermaker – Critical Repairs who will carry out and oversee critical structural repairs across its most valuable mobile assets.

In addition to completing complex repair work, the position requires a specialized skillset.

The role will also see you directing and engaging with contractors, applying best practice HSEQ procedures, and generating improvements to optimize repair efficiency.

Educational Qualification

  • Certificate III in Engineering – Fabrication or
  • An equivalent qualifications/trade experience suitable to the Boilermaker/Welder profession

Work Experience

  • The ability to pass AS1554 part 1,4,5 using MMAW and FCAW


  • Candidates will be required to maintain exemplary safety standards, with a particular focus on thorough risk assessment, housekeeping, the correct use of all relevant PPE, and safety tooling.
  • Complete all GBO MEM critical structural repairs (Load, Dig, and Production critical) during shuts and scheduled outages.
  • Complete and/or oversee critical ad-hoc breakdown repairs as required.
  • Complete in-house bucket and major component structural overhauls in lieu of off-site repairs.
  • Complete regular bucket inspections, generate reports, and maintain a comprehensive database tracking the condition of all buckets across three MEM workshops.
  • Complete reports on all repairs carried out following an established process
  • Ensure quality conformance of additional BMW labor required on major structural repairs.
  • Liaise closely with the in-house Condition Monitoring team to complete regular QA/QC conformance audits.
  • Maintain AS1554 parts 1, 4, and 5 throughout your period of employment in MMAW and FCAW.
  • Optimize structural repair downtime while maintaining repair quality.
  • Work alongside and oversee contractors during shutdowns and major service days to ensure the correct repairs are being carried out, reassessing repair priorities throughout the shutdown.

Additional opportunities-

  • Consideration for enrolment in Certified Scheme for Welding and Inspection Personnel (CSWIP) courses
  • Consideration for succession planning to the Welding Repairs Advisor (supervisory) role during leave requirements
  • Development and coaching in Condition monitoring methods (MPI, UT, etc.)


  • Confined Space Entry HRWL
  • Working at Heights HRWL
  • Elevated Work Platform HRWL
  • C Class Australian Manual Driver’s License or higher

Credible Abilities-

  • Current First Aid qualification
  • Demonstrated experience working with HME (Heavy Mobile Equipment)
  • RTIO Dogging or equivalent
  • Sound knowledge of SAP


  • A competitive base salary reflective of your skills and experience with an annual incentive program
  • A permanent position working directly for Rio Tinto
  • A work environment where safety is always the number one priority
  • The attractive share ownership plan
  • Career development and education assistance to further your technical or leadership ambitions
  • The company provided insurance cover
  • Comprehensive medical benefits including subsidized private health insurance for employees and immediate family
  • Exclusive employee discounts (banking, accommodation, cars, retail, and more)
  • Extensive salary sacrifice and salary packaging options
  • Leave for all of life’s reasons (vacation/annual, paid parental, sick leave)
  • Ongoing access to family-friendly health and medical wellbeing support
  • Possible domestic relocation assistance to Western Australia

Employer’s Statement

Rio Tinto is committed to an inclusive environment where people feel comfortable themselves. The company treats each other fairly and with dignity regardless of race, gender, nationality, ethnic origin, religion, age, sexual orientation, or anything else that makes us different.

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