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Women in Aluminium: Superintendent Leadership Development Program

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Rio Tinto

Role: Not specified

Employment: Full-Time

Location: Queensland, Australia


  • Employee discount
  • Health insurance
  • Parental leave
  • Relocation assistance
  • Salary packaging

  • Job Overview

    Women in Aluminium: Superintendent Leadership Development Program

    • No aluminium or mining industry experience required – this is the perfect role to join our industry

    • Join our exciting development program where you will be supported to become an operational leader and your safety, career development and success are our priority

    • Permanent, residential roles across six of our Pacific Operations sites | Domestic relocation provided

    About the role

    Are you looking to take the next step in your career and join a leadership team that are committed to positive cultural change? At Rio Tinto, we acknowledge that we have work to do. We are also extremely passionate and committed to developing our future leaders and supporting you to realise your potential through an incredible development program.

    We have opportunities for women who are interested in leading large teams in the aluminium industry and who want to enhance their skills to become successful leaders in our business, to start in August. No experience in the mining or aluminium industries is required—we are interested in your passion for leadership and your unique skills and experience. We have carefully designed a program to help you to learn about our industry, our operations and leading operational teams at Rio Tinto.

    We are looking for talented women to take on leadership roles across our Pacific Operations locations which include:

    • Weipa Bauxite Operations in Northern Queensland

    • Gladstone Operations including Yarwun Refinery, Boyne Smelter, Queensland Alumina Limited Refinery

    • Bell Bay Aluminium in Tasmania

    • New Zealand Aluminium Smelter (Tiwai Point) in Invercargill, New Zealand

    You will take part in the Women in Aluminium Leadership Development Program with other likeminded women, where you will fulfill your potential across Leadership, Safety, Business and Technical capabilities. Each successful candidate will have a personalised development program designed to enhance and complement your current strengths and experience whilst providing support in your areas of opportunity. The program will run for approximately 12 months at which point you will qualify to transition into a permanent role.

    As part of the Leadership Development Program, you will motivate your team to achieve their best, with safety at the forefront of everything you do. You’ll inspire passion, lead with compassion, and drive your team to achieve results for themselves and the business. You will work a nine-day fortnight with a rostered day off (RDO) on a Monday or a Friday or will work a normal Monday to Friday working week dependant on business requirements. We are open to discussing flexible work options, which may be available to you.

    This advertisement and the Women in Aluminium Program is a Rio Tinto equal opportunity measure.

    About you

    We’d love to hear from people who are passionate about:

    • Commitment to the safety and wellbeing of yourself and your team

    • Leading with care, courage and curiosity, you will bring your previous experience leading and coaching people

    • Being part of positive cultural change

    • Developing their business, technical, leadership and safety skills

    These roles are for applicants residing in, or willing to permanently relocate to, one of our locations listed above. Relocation assistance will be provided. Applicants will require appropriate working rights to be considered for these roles.

    What we offer

    With us, you’ll have:

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

    • a permanent position working directly for Rio Tinto

    • recognition for your contribution, your thinking and your hard work

    • career development and education assistance to further your leadership ambitions or technical knowledge

    • a competitive base salary reflective of your skills and experience with an annual incentive program

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

    • access to an attractive share ownership plan

    • extensive salary sacrifice and salary packaging options

    • 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).

    Where you’ll be working

    Rio Tinto is a global leader in aluminium, one of the world’s most widely used metals.

    Active in the sector for more than 110 years, today we operate large-scale, high-quality bauxite mines and alumina refineries, and have the world’s most modern and competitive aluminium smelter portfolio.

    Our Pacific Operations sites are located along the east coast of Australia, at the tip of the Northern Territory and in New Zealand’s south. With more than 6,800 employees, we operate a full value chain approach—mining, refining and smelting. Our portfolio includes four bauxite mines, two refineries, four smelters and one power station, and is supported by technical experts located in our Brisbane hub, including a fully operational Operations Centre.

    Diversity and inclusion

    At Rio Tinto, we want you to be you. We want everyone, everywhere, to feel their voice is heard and respected and we’re committed to fostering a culture where individual differences—whatever they may be—are appreciated and valued. It’s what makes us safer, more productive, improves our decision-making, and helps us to create better relationships with our communities.

    At Rio Tinto, we particularly welcome and encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people of diverse genders and identities, mature workers, people with disabilities and people from different cultural backgrounds.

    As an organisation, we aspire to be representative of the communities in which we operate, and we are passionate about creating an environment that’s inclusive and supportive. While we acknowledge that we have work to do, we know that your leadership skills and experience will help to get us there we’d love for you to help us on our journey to becoming a better Rio Tinto. You can read more here Everyday Respect.

    If you’ve made it to the end of this page, this could be the opportunity you’ve been looking for and we want to hear from you. So, what are you waiting for? Apply today!

    Advertising for this program will close 22 April 2024.


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