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Manager - Mine Engineering in Rio Tinto Ltd
  • Excellent opportunity to be involve in an exciting underground mining project
  • Play a leading role in the design of the Resolution Copper mine
  • Join global mining company offering outstanding personal development & career opportunities - Superior

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

We are looking for a Manager - Mine Engineering to lead the design of the underground mine. The role is responsible for all underground design aspects ranging from geotechnical, mine layout, shafts, mine infrastructure, ventilation, development, production and materials handling systems.

As part of Rio Tinto’s Copper product group; Copper Projects manages the planning, development and technological aspects of major global copper projects. The group collaborates with the Rio Tinto Technology and Innovation group to focus on applications of innovative technologies including block caving, automation, flash converter smelting and sulphide leaching. With exploration indicating one of the largest copper resources ever found in North America, and possibly worldwide; the Resolution Project stands to be a premier copper mine. Located three miles east of Superior, Arizona, the copper ore will be mined using panel caving - a subset of block caving.

What the role entails

This role is a great opportunity to be part of the Resolution Copper Project located near Superior in Arizona, and is one of the world’s largest known undeveloped copper deposits. Located between 4500ft and 7000ft below the surface and with resources in excess of 1.7 Billion tonnes, the deposit is planned to be mined using the panel caving method. Working a 5 days on /2 off roster and reporting to the General Manager Studies, you will be:

  • Providing technical direction, profession and personal development of team members
  • Defining the structure and approach of the mining studies to effectively evaluate all aspects of the mine design
  • Managing the execution of the study program by internal personnel and external consultants to ensure thorough and quality work is completed in a timely and cost effective manner
  • Providing personal technical and operational input and direction and collaborating with internal stakeholders across multiple disciplines
  • Completion of thorough technical and financial analysis
  • Ultimately identifying preferred options for individual components and overall mine design and ensuring comprehensive documentation and reporting of all aspects of the mine design.
PositionManager - Mine Engineering
Job Category Management
Industry TypeMining
Location of JobArizona
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.

ExperienceMust have minimum of 10 + relevant experience
QualificationExtensive experience in the design, construction and operation of modern underground mining projects
Contact Details
Contact NameHR
Contact Email recruitment.support[at]riotinto.com
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