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Development Specialist in Rio Tinto Ltd
  • Competitive salary and benefits
  • Work with a diverse customer portfolio across a variety of agricultural end-use applications for borates
  • Work in a global company with broad opportunities – home office based within the greater Houston, TX or Miami, FL area or Denver, CO area

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 maximise 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 organisation and fulfilling career.

The Opportunity

Rio Tinto Borates (U.S Borax) are looking for a Development Specialist for the Mexico, Central and South America (“territory”) based in a home office located within Houston, TX or Miami, FL area. This position directly contributes to the market development and technical support activities for customers of U.S. Borax’s agricultural line of products; identifies market/customer needs for U.S. Borax products in new and existing markets; works in close collaboration with customers, sales, marketing, and production facilities; participates in research, analysis and experimentation on borates for product development; participate in product sales strategies and objectives in the territory aimed for growth.

Rio Tinto’s Energy & Minerals group includes a diverse portfolio of high-quality mining, refining and marketing operations and projects that contribute to the daily lives of people around the world. Our Energy assets include four thermal and coking coal operations in Australia, two uranium operations in Energy Resources Australia and Rössing Uranium in Namibia, as well as a uranium project in Canada. Uranium and thermal coal are a cost-effective and abundant energy source for electricity, and coking coal is a critical component in the steel-making process. Rio Tinto Borates / US Borax is a world leader in borates, with mines, processing plants, commercial and research facilities. Dampier Salt is one of the world’s largest producers of seaborne salt. Rio Tinto Iron & Titanium is an industry leader in high-grade titanium dioxide feedstocks. The Energy & Minerals portfolio also includes the Iron Ore Company of Canada and the Simandou iron ore project in Guinea

What the role entails

This role is a great opportunity to play a critical part in achieving the commercial strategies of the business. You would be responsible for: 

  • Maintaining a safe environment and acting safely at all times.
  • Developing key relationships with agricultural customers and relevant industry personnel
  • Providing technical support and training seminars to customers
  • Coordinate research and innovation programs for development projects and lead new product trials at customer and university locations.
  • Developing key relationships with functional departments within RTM (Customer Service, Marketing, R&D, Operations and Logistics) in order to meet objectives, communicate and resolve issues, and ensure customer satisfaction.


PositionDevelopment Specialist
Job Category Information technology
Industry TypeMining
Location of JobHouston,Texas
Last Date to Apply01 December 2016
Desired Candidate's Profile

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 maximise value for our shareholders.

We have the people, capabilities and resources to supply a world hungry for metals and minerals. Construction, communication, recreation, transport, healthcare and renewable energy: all these industries, and many more, rely on the products we supply.

Experience3-10 years of progressively responsible experience in a technical support sales capacity in the Agricultural industry (Crop nutrition, crop protection)
QualificationBachelor’s or Master’s degree in agronomy(preferred) or science field (biology, chemistry)
Contact Details
Contact NameHR
Contact Email recruitment.support[at]riotinto.com
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