Website Rio Tinto

Tradesperson Mechanical Job Highlights

Title Tradesperson Mechanical
Type Full Time
Experience Required
Function Other
Location Weipa, Queensland, 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 homes. 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 Tradesperson Mechanical who will maintain the site’s Rolling Stock through planned maintenance, breakdown/field repairs, Loco Servicing and repairs, Wagon Overhauls, Track machine servicing, and repairs.

Educational Qualification

  • The applicants should have a relevant Diesel Fitter or Mechanical Fitter qualification

Work Experience

  • Possess aluminum welding experience
  • Post-trade experience in a mining or heavy industrial environment (preferred)
  • Locomotive and wagon maintenance experience


  • Conducting Wagon Overhauls and repairs
  • Fostering a culture of zero harm and continuous improvement
  • Servicing Locos and associated maintenance tasks
  • Servicing track machines and repairing faults
  • Working towards increasing equipment reliability as well as availability


  • Dogman/Forklift license/MR license
  • Knowledge of SAP
  • A manual C class driver’s license
  • The ability to be flexible within the role and adapt to a changing environment
  • The ability to communicate effectively within a team environment


  • 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 subsidised private health insurance for employees and immediate family
  • Domestic relocation assistance
  • Exclusive employee discounts (banking, accommodation, cars, retail, and more)
  • Extensive salary sacrifice and salary packaging options
  • Leave for all of life’s reasons (annual, paid parental, sick leave)
  • Ongoing access to family-friendly health and medical wellbeing support
  • Remote area allowance
  • Remote area holiday travel assistance
  • Weipa accommodation benefit

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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