Artisan: Bricklayer Refractory

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Artisan: Refractory (Bricklayer)

  • Be part of a group that is safety driven and values inclusion
  • Access to industry-leading technical development programmes
  • Join a leading global company
  • Location: Richards Bay

About the role


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

We are looking for an Artisan: Refractory Bricklayer to perform preventative refractories maintenance to achieve optimal plant availability by reducing downtime and breakdowns

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 Maintenance Controller and working in a challenging and exciting environment within the Smelting & Processing team, you will be:

  • Inspect, repair and maintain assets and refractories to minimize adverse impact on production.
  • Oversee, assist and support maintenance jobs of all Servicepersons.
  • Perform condition monitoring, fault finding and problem solving on refractories.
  • Perform fair and reasonable tasks related to the job and working environment, at the discretion of the Maintenance Controller.
  • Liaise with Maintenance Controller to identify maintenance and service needs.
  • Hands-on maintenance during breakdowns and shutdowns.
  • Technical evaluation of equipment and projects.
  • Ensure and maintain a healthy environment, safe operations and practices.
  • Adhere to planned maintenance schedules and minimize re-work.

What you’ll bring

  • A commitment to the safety of yourself and your team (standard for all job adverts)
  • Matric (Maths & Science) / N3
  • Trade Test: Refractory Mason / Bricklayer;
  • Code EB license

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.

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.

Apply here!

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