Drill Patroller – Gudai-Darri – Rio Tinto – Western Australia

Drill Patroller – Gudai-Darri

  • Join an encouraging leadership group, committed to your growth and development


  • Unique opportunity to gain high demand skills with a brand new mine


  • Come join us at Gudai-Darri where our people come first

For nearly 150 years, we have been producing materials essential to human progress – minerals and metals that are still part of everyday life, including the iron ore that shapes the skylines of cities around the world.

Next comes Gudai-Darri, a place that brings together everything we have learned to create a technically advanced iron ore mine – a new mine for a new way of working.

This is your opportunity to be at the pioneering edge of mining.

At Gudai-Darri your voice matters. We are building a new generation mine with a family of talented people at its heart.

About the role

All progress begins with pioneers. At Rio Tinto, it begins with you.

In addition to paying competitively and providing great benefits packages, we want you to live the lifestyle that is right for you and your family. And because of our size and scale, there are many opportunities to learn, grow and do more than you ever thought possible.

Every hour of every shift, your safety and wellbeing is our number one priority. We do the work only if it is safe, and we invest to make sure every member of the team has the quality tools they need to do their job.

We are excited to receive applications from experienced drillers/drill patrollers that would like the opportunity to work at Gudai-Darri.

  • Work closely with control to optimise use of drills

  • Consumable change out and refilling of oils and water

  • Prestart and monitor drills for performance and equipment condition

  • Monitor QA/QC and liaise with drill control to ensure quality of holes

  • Assist in clean-ups and float activities

What you’ll bring

  • A commitment to the safety of yourself and your team

  • Previous experience with exposure to Drill Rigs preferably in an open pit environment

  • Strong communication skills to liaise with drill control

  • High level of attention to detail and a disciplined approach to work

What we offer
Be recognised for your contribution, your thinking and your hard work, and go home knowing you’ve helped the world progress.

  • A work environment where safety is always the number one priority

  • A permanent position working directly for Rio Tinto

  • A competitive base salary reflective of your skills and experience with Annual incentive program

  • Comprehensive medical benefits including subsidised private health insurance for employees and immediate family

  • Attractive share ownership plan

  • Company provided insurance cover

  • Extensive salary sacrifice & salary packaging options

  • Career development & education assistance to further your technical or leadership ambitions

  • Ongoing access to family-friendly health and medical wellbeing support

  • Leave for all of life’s reasons (vacation/annual, paid parental, sick leave)

  • Exclusive employee discounts (banking, accommodation, cars, retail and more)

Creating an inclusive and diverse workforce

We are committed to an inclusive environment where people feel comfortable to be themselves. We want our people to feel that all voices are heard, all cultures respected and that a variety of perspectives are not only welcome – they are essential to our success. We treat each other fairly and with dignity regardless of race, gender, nationality, ethnic origin, religion, age, sexual orientation or anything else that makes us different.

At Rio Tinto, we particularly welcome and encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, women, the LGBTI+ community, mature workers, people with disabilities and people from different cultural backgrounds.

Applications for this role will close on March 1st 2021 however we do reserve the right to close the role earlier.

This role is for applicants residing in or willing to permanently relocate to Western Australia.

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