Chief Power Engineer

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21 april 2018


Rio Tinto

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Chief Power Engineer

  • Global mining organization with an exceptional safety culture

  • Competitive salary and benefits

  • Excellent opportunity for career development and development of technical expertise 

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. Everything we do is done with the future firmly in mind, so our employees are rewarded with opportunity, an open and diverse culture and a responsible working environment in which they can go further.


We are a diverse team of talented, enthusiastic individuals who foster a culture of inclusion. No matter how they may differ, our people share one thing in common. It’s a belief that work is more rewarding when we are accepted and valued for our differences, not judged by them. We all have something to contribute, and it’s this contribution that makes for a great organization and fulfilling career.


The Opportunity


Reporting to the Maintenance superintendent, the Chief Power Engineer preferably holds a First Class Power Engineer license in the province of British Columbia. Power engineers operate, maintain, and manage industrial plants that use equipment such as boilers and refrigeration units. In every Canadian province and territory, only certified power engineers are permitted to operate such equipment.


Located in the Kitimat district of British Columbia, the Kitimat, Kemano and Watershed operations continue to help drive the region’s economic development. At Kitimat, we are committed to reducing emissions through innovative technology whilst delivering some of the highest quality aluminum around the world.


What the Role Entails

  • Operates boilers and auxiliary equipment in a safe and efficient manner.

  • Observes and records readings from all meters and gauges for steam pressure, steam consumption, fuel consumption, water consumption and power consumption.

  • Carries out duties laid down by the Department of Labor such as reporting accidents, explosions and damages to pressure vessels.

  • Understands the various uses of firefighting equipment and is familiar with local fire regulations.

  • Responsible for the operation of mechanical equipment and the repair of buildings during an assigned period.

  • Oversees the maintenance of the utilities network (gas, water, sewer)

  • Performs emergency duties if required.

  • Test runs standby electric generator and fire pumps.

  • Checks proper functioning of water pumps, water treatment equipment, sewage disposal plants and sprinkler systems, etc.

  • Work as a member of the technical team and as the area representative for various engineering projects related.

  • Oversees and manages the work of contractors and ensures payment.

  • Attends regular planning meetings and other meetings as required.

  • Manages and forecasts costs for his assigned sector.

  • Participates and leads continuous improvement projects.

  • Leads practical problem solving workshops with other team members and trades.

  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

  • Working on a 12 hour day-shift schedule: 6:00AM to 6:00PM. 4 shifts on, and 4 shifts off. Please note, this is not a fly-in fly-out position.

What you will need for this role:

Knowledge, Abilities and Skills

  • Comprehensive knowledge of principles, practices and techniques of power plant operation and the maintenance of associated equipment.

  • Skill and ability in the control and operation of boilers and auxiliary equipment.

  • Ability to keep neat records and prepare routine operating reports.

  • Ability to carry out running repairs on all steam, gas, oil, electrical, refrigeration and pneumatic equipment.

  • Ability to carry out written and verbal instructions.

  • Ability to work well with and provide support to plant supervision and production employees.

Education, Training and Experience

  • High school diploma completed

  • Possession of the British Columbia First Class Power Engineer Certification

  • Water treatment plant certification

Physical Standards

  • Physically capable of performing the duties assigned.


So if this sounds like you and the opportunity you are looking for, apply now  on Rio Tinto website on the following link  : Ref RITM1703704  or direct  link : 

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