Shutdown Supervisor


Rio Tinto

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Shutdown Supervisor - Kitimat, BC

  • Excellent leadership opportunity in a global mining organisation. This is not a FIFO position

  • Exciting challenges in one of the most efficient, greenest and lowest-cost smelters in the world

  • Stability, desirable roster, relocation provided – role based in a family-oriented community, Kitimat, BC.

Rio Tinto is a leading global mining and metals company. Our focus is on finding, mining and processing the Earth's mineral resources in order to maximize value for our shareholders.  Located on the northwest coast of British Columbia, Rio Tinto’s aluminum smelter in Kitimat, BC:

  • Is one of the largest manufacturing complexes in the province.

  • Produces three product lines: sheet ingots, commercial grade trilok and sows. 

  • With our recent investment, a multi-billion dollar modernization program of the Kitimat smelter, we have secured another 60 years of economic prosperity in northern British Columbia. With industry leading technology and four generations of employee expertise, as well as our hydropower facility at Kemano and the Nechako Reservoir, the Kitimat smelter produces aluminium with one of the lowest carbon footprints in the world.

Rio Tinto is proud to operate in British Columbia alongside our 1000 employees, community stakeholders and First Nations. 


The Opportunity


We are looking for Shutdown Supervisor to lead and develop a high performing maintenance team whilst fostering a strong safety culture and building capabilities. This includes supervision of all shutdown personnel and accountability for all their resources. Main focus is to integrate his maintenance team with area maintenance team for daily shutdowns throughout BC Works Aluminium smelter.


What the role entails


This role is a great opportunity for an enthusiastic individual to drive and optimize operational performance in a fast-paced work environment. Working a 10 hour day, Tuesday to Friday 40 hour week (4 days on, 3 days off), you will be:

  • Communicating and coordinating with peers the appropriate winning conditions, expectations, and targets for shutdown execution.

  • Ensuring roles and responsibilities are clearly understood and setting performance targets to encourage the necessary/desired behaviors.

  • Taking ownership over efficient/effective problem solving, decision making, and action at the right levels

  • Participating in the continuous improvement of standards, policies and procedures relating daily and annual shutdowns throughout BC Works.

  • Ensuring shutdown activities are completed safely and meeting the shutdown schedule respecting the critical path and deadlines.

What you will need for this role


To succeed in this role, you will have:

  • Technologist Degree, Engineering Degree (Mining or other relevant discipline) or High school diploma combined with solid experience or Red Seal Trades certification

  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in a similar industrial setting, mining, processing, manufacturing or related setting

  • Minimum of 2 years Supervisory experience in unionized environment

  • Strong leadership skills

  • Computer skills including Microsoft Office Suite

  • Proficiency in English  

Apply today if you want to work with the latest technology and innovation, in an environment where we challenge you to drive positive change.

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Closing Date: 12th October, 2017