Website Rio Tinto

Millwright Job Highlights

Title Millwright
Type Full Time
Experience Required
Function Management/Manufacturing
Location Kitimat, British Columbia, Canada
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 seeking multiple Millwrights to join the BC Works Aluminum Smelter & Services Maintenance teams.

They will provide construction, installation, relocation, repair, and preventative maintenance on machinery, equipment, and facilities for optimum operating efficiency.

The position will report to the Maintenance Supervisor.

Educational Qualification

  • The prospective applicants should have a High School Diploma or GED

Work Experience

  • The candidates should have experience in repairing industrial equipment


  • Coordinating Millwrights function with overall Plant Operations; preparing parts lists and order and retrieving parts as needed
  • Diagnosing and repairing all types of rotating and conveying equipment, including pumps, elevators, screw conveyors, belting, material handling, and centrifuges and hydro generators
  • Following all required Rio Tinto Safety rules, lock-out/tag-out, and Isolation Procedures
  • Keep your work area safe, clean, and well maintained. Taking timely action to correct unsafe work conditions in your work area
  • Maintaining a continuous improvement focus by developing and participating in the implementation of appropriate solutions to eliminate the issues/problems identified in the work area
  • Using power and hand equipment, performing varied types of rigging, often at heights that require climbing and the use of safety equipment i.e., harness, lanyard, SRL’s, man-lifts, scissor-lifts
  • Working effectively as an individual and within a team, including communicating respectfully to all team members and stakeholders
  • Working safely in accordance with Rio Tinto safety standards – actively engaging in safety initiatives promoting our “Zero harm” safety culture


  • A commitment to Rio Tinto values: Care, Curiosity, and Courage
  • A commitment to the safety of yourself and your team
  • Ability to communicate and collaborate effectively with all team members
  • Interprovincial Red Seal Millwright certificate of qualification
  • Must be able to read blueprints and drawings
  • Must know and be able to give correct crane signals, calculate loads and rig correctly training provided
  • Must possess demonstrable mechanical aptitude and be skilled at rigging, fabricating, repairing equipment, and welding. Rigging Equipment such as wire rope, chokers, synthetic slings, cable clamps, hooks, shackles, and other rigging apparatus
  • Valid Driver’s License (minimum of B.C. Class 7)
  • Willing to work shift schedules, including rotating 12-hour shifts (rosters include both days, nights, and weekends)


  • A competitive hourly pay rate reflective of your skills and experience
  • 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
  • Defined benefit pension plan (CAAT)
  • Exclusive employee discounts
  • Leave for all of life’s reasons (vacation/annual, paid parental, sick leave)
  • Ongoing access to family-friendly health and medical programs
  • Optional sabbatical program

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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