Millwright (Industrial Mechanic)

Millwright (Industrial Mechanic)

  • Be part of a group that is safety driven and values inclusion
  • Grow your technical capabilities in a global mining organization
  • Permanent, full-time, role with great compensation and benefits
  • Based in Edmonton, AB

About the role

All progress begins with pioneers. At Rio Tinto, it begins with you.

We are looking for a Millwright to join Strathcona Works, and provide construction, installation, relocation, repair, and preventative maintenance on machinery, equipment, and facilities for the optimum operating efficiency. The work schedule for this role is 4 days per week, on 10-hour day shift. In some cases, there are call-ins for overtime during evenings and weekends.

This role is a great opportunity for a safety-oriented and skilled individual to grow their career in an industrial environment.

In addition to paying competitively and providing great benefits packages, we want you to live the lifestyle that is right for you and your family. And because of our size and scale, there are many opportunities to learn, grow and do more than you ever thought possible. Every hour of every shift, your safety and wellbeing is our number one priority. We do the work only if it is safe, and we invest to make sure every member of the team has the quality tools they need to do their job.

Reporting to the Operations Supervisor, and working within our Operations & Maintenance team, you will be:

  • Working safely in accordance with Rio Tinto safety standards - actively engaging in safety initiatives promoting our “Zero harm” safety culture;
  • Following all required Rio Tinto Safety rules, lock-out/tag-out, and Isolation Procedures
  • Coordinating Millwrights function with overall Plant Operations; preparing parts lists and ordering and retrieving parts as needed
  • Diagnosing and repairing all types of rotating and conveying equipment, including pumps, elevators, screw conveyors, belting, material handling, and horizontal rotating cooler and kiln
  • Using power and hand equipment, working in confined spaces, performing varied types of rigging, often at heights which require climbing and the use of safety equipment i.e., harness, lanyard, SRL’s, man-lifts, scissor-lifts 
  • Keeping your work area safe, clean and well maintained. Taking timely action to correct unsafe work conditions in your work area;
  • Maintaining a continuous improvement focus by developing and participating in implementation of appropriate solutions to eliminate the issues/problems identified in the work area;
  • Working effectively as an individual and within a team, including communicating respectfully to all team members and stakeholders

What you’ll bring

  • A commitment to the safety of yourself and your team;
  • Inter-Provincial Red Seal Millwright certificate of qualification;
  • A minimum of 5 years of industrial work experience;
  • Valid Driver’s License (minimum of Class 5);
  • High school diploma or GED;
  • Must possess demonstrable technical skills including: troubleshooting, pump and motor alignments, vibration analysis, maintaining rotating equipment, rigging, reading blueprints and drawings. Experience with horizontal kiln and cooler alignment maintenance is an asset;
  • Good critical thinking, communication, teamwork, prioritization and time-management skills;
  • Basic computer skills, including Microsoft Office programs. SAP is an asset;
  • Additional trade certifications are an asset.

What we offer

Be recognized for your contribution, your thinking and your hard work, and go home knowing you’ve helped the world progress.

  • A work environment where safety is always the number one priority
  • Career development & education assistance to further your technical or leadership ambitions
  • A competitive base salary reflective of your skills and experience with annual incentive program
  • Ongoing access to family-friendly health and medical programs, pension and savings plans
  • Attractive share ownership plan
  • Leave for all of life’s reasons (vacation/annual, paid parental, sick leave)
  • Exclusive employee discounts

About Rio Tinto

Every idea, every innovation, every little thing the world calls ‘progress’ begins with a first step, and someone willing to take it: explorers, inventors, entrepreneurs. Pioneers. 

For nearly 150 years, Rio Tinto has been a company of pioneers - generations of people spanning the globe, all with the grit and vision to produce materials essential to human progress. 

Our iron ore has shaped skylines from Shanghai to Sydney. Our aluminium - the world’s first to be certified “responsible” - helps planes fly and makes cars lighter. Our copper helps wind turbines power cities and our boron helps feed the world, and explore the universe.
Our diamonds help us celebrate the best parts of life. 

Where you’ll be working

Rio Tinto’s Strathcona Production Plant is a part of the Atlantic Operations of the Aluminium product group.

Our Alberta facility is focused on results and for 40 years we have been playing a part of the global aluminum industry. This facility is responsible for turning byproduct from oil refineries into key ingredients for one of our widely used metals. High quality green petroleum coke (GPC) is purchased from our partners and turned it into anode grade calcined coke for use in the aluminum smelting process.

Edmonton is the capital city of the Canadian province of Alberta. This inland city offers a lot of exciting year-round activities and events indoor and outdoor. From prime shopping, to farmer’s markets, skiing, and arts & culture.   

Every Voice Matters

At Rio Tinto, we particularly welcome and encourage applications from Indigenous Peoples, women, the LGBTQIA2 community, mature workers, people with disabilities and people from different cultural backgrounds.

We are committed to an inclusive environment where people feel comfortable to be 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.


Applications close: Sep 5, 2021

(Rio Tinto reserves the right to remove advertised roles prior to this date)

Rio Tinto
Edmonton, AB P5J, CA