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Engineer - Planning and Recon Salt Lake City

Rio Tinto

Rio Tinto Salt Lake City UT United States

1 month ago

Engineer Planning and Recon
• Exposure to a truly global company
• Opportunity to build/enhance your professional skill set...
• Work with diverse and challenging systems in an industrial setting - Salt Lake City

About the role

Finding better ways to provide the materials the world needs.

We are looking for an Engineer – Metals Planning/ Reconciliation to improve and support the processes of planning and reconciliation for the Rio Tinto Kennecott Smelter and the refinery.

This role is an excellent opportunity to be part of the technical team for the Metals portion of RTKC. Reporting to the Sr Planning Reconciliation Engineer, you will:

The primary work is completing projects within the metals planning and reconciliation team.
• Utilize the best lean practices in project management (Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, Control)
• Knowledge of project management (scoping, planning, scheduling, resource planning, and cost estimation)
• Foster strong relationships with all partners in the project stages.
• Lead and support projects to improve reconciliation and planning processes .
• Perform the day-to-day operation of the metal accounting software.
• Assist and Perform month-end accounting for the smelter and refinery.
• Interface and collaborate with other teams such as Metals Operations, Metals Asset Management, Metals Technical, Engineering & Projects, and Integrated Planning
• Report relevant information to USGS monthly.

What you’ll bring

To succeed in this role, you will have:
• Project management skills
• B.S. degree in Mining, Metallurgical, or Chemical Engineering or relevant work experience
• Understanding of planning/ reconciliation processes
• Strong commitment to driving a safety culture
• Strong data handling skills

It will also be beneficial if you have the following:
• Strong interpersonal skills
• Have experience in production planning
• Understanding of Mass Balances
• Have an active drone license

What we offer

We are committed to providing our employees with a generous benefits package. Be recognized for your contribution, your thinking, your hard work, and go home knowing you’ve helped the world progress, we provide:
• A safety-focused and inclusive working environment
• Advantageous salary package with annual cash incentive awards (STIP) for eligible employees
• Access to top-tier family-friendly health programs including medical, prescription drug, dental, vision, life insurance coverage, and various voluntary benefits.
• Excellent retirement plan including up to 6% defined company contribution; Generous 401k matching program
• Generous Rio Tinto employee share program, which allows you to purchase Rio Tinto Company shares.
• Comprehensive leave policies which cover all moments that matter in life: PTO (paid time off), paid holidays, and paid bereavement leave.
• A favorable child-caregiver leave program (Up to 100% salary top-up)
• Discount programs for leisure purposes and access to Virgin Pulse with incentives supporting your wellbeing
• Ongoing Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for you and your family; to help in addressing educational opportunities, addiction treatment, depression, stress, domestic issues, financial management, and legal concerns.
• Our team and industry experts are here to support and work with you to explore your learning potential and career goals

About Rio Tinto

Rio Tinto is a leading global mining and materials company. We operate in 35 countries where we produce iron ore, copper, aluminium, critical minerals and other materials needed for the global energy transition and for people, communities, and nations to thrive. We have been mining for 150 years and operate with knowledge built up across generations and continents. Our purpose is finding better ways to provide the materials the world needs – striving for innovation and continuous improvement to produce materials with low emissions and to the right environmental, social and governance standards. But we can’t do it on our own, so we’re focused on creating partnerships to solve problems, create win-win and meet opportunities

Where you’ll be working

Our Kennecott mine is a world-class, fully integrated copper mining operation, including a concentrator, smelter and refinery, located just outside Salt Lake City, Utah, in the United States. We produce copper, precious metals including gold and silver, molybdenum and sulfuric acid. Kennecott has been mining and processing minerals from the rich ore body of the Bingham Canyon Mine since 1903, and is one of the top producing mines in the world, comprising approximately 11 percent of U.S. annual copper production.

Every Voice Matters

We are committed to an inclusive environment where people feel comfortable being 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 Indigenous Peoples, women, the LGBTQ+ community, mature workers, people with disabilities and people from different cultural backgrounds.

Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V

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Salt Lake City UT USA

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