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Drill And Blast Operators – Robe Valley (Fifo)

Rio Tinto - Pannawonica, WA

Mining, Oil & Gas
Source: uWorkin

Source: uWorkin


  • Opportunity to work among a high performing and experienced work crew
  • Develop your drill and blast skills in this friendly and safe team
  • Be part of our culturally diverse team
  • About the role

    We are looking for Drill and Blast Operators to join the Robe Valley Drill & Blast Team to ensure targets and optimum productivity is achieved. These roles are a great opportunity for a motivated and driven team players who would like to contribute to the high performing team.

    The roles will be offered on a FIFO roster ex Perth (8 days on, 6 days off, 7 nights on, 7 days off) with an approximate 2-hour bus commute to/from site through the scenic Pilbara.

    About the role

    Reporting to the Drill and Blast Supervisor, you will be:

    • Operating MPU both ANFO and Pumpable products
    • Operating the Stemming Truck
    • Using electronic detonators as well as firing units
    • Stock Take Magazines
    • Inspecting equipment to ensure the correct working order and safety requirements
    • Ensuring all Rio Tinto Health and Safety Standards, policies and procedures are being adhered to
    • Operating Pit Viper / DML and D65 Drill rigs

    To succeed in this role, you will have:

    • A manual C class driver’s license
    • A Dangerous goods license
    • A shot firer’s license is preferred
    • MPU, small loader and drilling experience is preferred
    • Strong communication skills, with the ability to work as a collaborative team member
    • Ability to work effectively and safely under minimal supervision

    Where you will be working

    In the Pilbara region of Western Australia, Rio Tinto operates the world's largest integrated portfolio of iron ore assets with industry-leading margins. Our premium product suite, including our flagship Pilbara blend, drives strong customer relationships and is supported by technical and commercial marketing expertise. The Mesa A mine is located approximately 50 kilometres west of Pannawonica. Employees fly into Karratha airport and commute approximately 2-hours via bus to/from site through the scenic Pilbara.

    What’s on offer?

    • 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 and salary packaging options
    • Career development and 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)

    About us

    As pioneers in mining and metals, we produce materials essential to human progress.

    Aluminium 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. Our long history is filled with firsts. We’ve developed some of the world’s largest and best quality mines and operations, and our people work in around 35 countries across six continents.

    Creating an inclusive and diverse workforce

    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. 

    Please note, in order to be successfully considered for this role you must complete all pre-screening questions. You may also be required to complete on-line assessments as part of the selection process. So, if you are looking for a new challenge, great location and an exceptional team of technical experts, apply now. If you would like to know more about careers at Rio Tinto, you can like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter or join us on LinkedIn
    Apply today if you want to work with the latest technology and innovation, in an environment where we challenge you to drive positive change. 

    Applications for this role will close on 19/04/2021, 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. Rio Tinto offers Fly In and Fly Out options from Perth, our regional FIFO hubs and the opportunity to live in our residential towns where applicable.

    All progress begins with pioneers – at Rio Tinto it begins with you.