RioTinto: Operators (Plant, Drivers) Recruitment (Richards Bay, King Cetshwayo District)

Operators (Plant, Drivers)

Operators: (Plant, Drivers)

  • Be part of a group that is safety driven and values inclusion

  • Join our global leading business offering outstanding personal development & global career opportunities

  • Permanent employment which includes a huge range of additional benefits

  • Location: Richards Bay, South Africa

About the role All progress begins with pioneers. At Rio Tinto, it begins with you. We are looking for Plant Operators to monitor, operate and record specific elements within the plant according to given operating procedures and standards in order to maintain and ensure smooth running of the operations. 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 Supervisor: Production and working in a collaborative community, within the Operations team, you will be:

  • Perform manual duties as required per functional area to ensure optimal plant functioning, including general cleaning duties.

  • Execute all tasks as per task list.

  • Ensure correct operating procedures are followed as per predetermined processes and standards in order to achieve optimum outputs via optimal use of equipment

  • Undertake basic housekeeping duties to ensure clean equipment and work area.

  • Ensure that required documents are properly completed and processed.

  • Stand-in for the Plant Controller or Process Controller when required

  • Perform basic machine and equipment maintenance to ensure optimal functioning as per the requirements of the specific functional area.






What you’ll bring

  • A commitment to the safety of yourself and your team

  • Grade 12 / Matric (Maths & Science) Level 5 would be advantageous

  • Experience in Heavy Industry would be beneficial

  • EB Driver’s License

Your application should include the following:

  • Curriculum Vitae with certified copies of certificates, Identity document and Driver’s License

  • Acceptance into these roles is dependent on a successful interview and assessment

Only online applications will be considered, please follow the below steps to apply.

ONLINE: Interested and qualifying candidates must please apply online at www.riotinto.com (to add link from advert ).


What we offer

  •  A safety-focused and inclusive working environment

  • A competitive base salary reflective of your skills and experience 

  • Annual cash incentive awards (STIP) for eligible employees

  • Career development & education assistance to further your ambitions

  • Access top tier family-friendly health and medical programs, pension and savings plans 

  • Wellbeing benefits

  • Generous Rio Tinto employee share program

  • Employee Assistance Program

  • Ongoing individual wellbeing support for you and your family for personal and professional matter

  • A comprehensive leave policy that covers all moments that matter in life (vacation/annual, paid parental, etc) 

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 Certified as a Top Employer for 4 consecutive years, located in the Kwa-Zulu Natal province, Richards Bay Minerals (RBM) is part of the Rio Tinto Group and is an internationally recognized sand mining and mineral processing operations leader and one of the world's foremost producers of titanium minerals, high purity pig iron and zircon. We have implemented a sound corporate social development program and an internationally recognized environmental rehabilitation program to restore the mined dunes to their natural state once mining operations have ceased.


Every Voice Matters RBM is an equal opportunity employer and preference will be given to candidates from the designated groups in line with the company’s employment equity plan. Preference will be given to applicants living in the King Cetshwayo District. 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.



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