Rio Tinto
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If you have year's of experience you will start on same rate as new starter with no experience if you haven't got paperwork in at least 3 times you may not have any payments monthly pay and depends who it goes to,ring HR they say we may get back to you with in 5 day's even if you have worked for 5 weeks and told; you don't have to do anything more but wait so be prepared to wait long periods for satisfaction
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Gym, recreation outdoor areas

Gym good, need down time, basketball area, recreation area, rooms pretty clean, friendly group of people everyone saying hi, we all try and get the job done
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Productive, informative

No two (2) days were the same. Training always available, Management had an open door policy and were available for guidence when needed. Advancement policy within the business was promoted.
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If your in the purple circle you will be fine

Used to be good than it became about production everyone gets paid different no training at all got bosses driving around trying to pick things wrong just very unhappy site people backstab each other
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Resourceful

Every chance to expand skills set without hard production pressure. Good management and supervision that genuinely want to help staff in the advancement of knowledge
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Great job, great people, great culture

If you are willing to work, learn, listen,and hit dairy targets in safe way this company will show & teach you and go that extra mile that you are safe ,and we'll being is 100% OK.
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Safety is number one on there list and they look after you once you are employed

Be professional in what you do..always be truthful and respectful to others. Think safety at all times and remember that rules an regulations are there to abide by to keep everyone on the same page and promotes safety standards

Pros

Safety is number one
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Best years of my life. work balance and lifestyle.

Worked in many different positions and levels during several years working in this remote environment. Made many friends and had many lifelong experiences that rate very highly, before the company unfortunately closed down and ceased operation.

Pros

Lifestyle/Work balance.

Cons

Premature plant closure.
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It's a good steady job

It's a bit hard to explain because we hardly get training on other machinery due too certain rules they don't practice what they preach, and Weipa with the lowest paying mine but the high rent

Pros

Nothing good so far

Cons

New roster
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Working with Autonomous Trucks

Very busy Pit, working with Autonomous Trucks, daily set work tasks, either operating 730 or 930 Trucks where necessary, water carts or pit patrol....

Pros

Go Salary

Cons

Long Hours
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Security

Heavy vehicle operator on a 4 on and 4 off roster. This includes 12 hour shifts. Repetitious work all year round in a relative safe workplace. Relatively easy job but working long hours. Enjoy the fishing on days off. Back and neck pain resulting from the nature of work.

Pros

Skilled in operating Heavy machinery

Cons

Long hours
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Safe and compentent MIning company

Long days but safe operations. Deemed competently loading trucks and truck operations. I highly enjoy working I this industry with this company.
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good company to work for

Great days at work with plenty to learn, Learnt difference in drill rigs and other equipment, The supervisor that I worked under was fantastic, Co-workers had a lot of experience which they we're willing to share,

Pros

experince on different equipment

Cons

to many chefs
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Great to bring up kids

Great place to lean and grow, supportive work place, New people all the time, lot's of politics but expected, In time of need pulls together

Pros

Working Monday to Friday

Cons

Small Town
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Productive

12.5hrs shift split roaster day/nights very busy pit with a lot of machinery working close , To interact with other work mates to make the every day task safe how to operator machines more productively How management roll plays a vital part in the mines progress To have a good working relationship with co-workers To be away from family and friends To train someone new to operate heavy machinery and see them progress forward

Pros

Fly In Fly out

Cons

Long Hours
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very fun working invioment

I liked flying every week on a 7/7 roster a lot of fun operating different bits of gear, meeting new people and feeling like a second home.

Pros

good food

Cons

no swimming pool
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Safety high Priority at Rio Tinto

Work roster and conditions are excellent. Flights are direct to site. Most management are very helpful and accommodating when necessary. Work colleagues are mostly cooperative and helpful, occasionally there may be a minor communication problem but rarely.

Pros

Accommodation and facilities are all excellent

Cons

Long hours and can be an isolated lifestyle at times
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Productive and fun to work

I enjoyed working at brockman 4 with Rio tinto. The lifestyle is good and family friendly I enjoyed it as you were given food clothing electricity and water free which is a bonus.
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Extremly hot and hard work but for me very enjoyable

As stated in my resume we do a lot of hard work in hot conditions. We learn each day how to safely improve our jobs, strong teamwork focus.

Pros

4 days on and 4 days off

Cons

Hot & physical work
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Productive: Challenging enjoyable

• Control room operation of plant process, utilizing automated control systems (ABB, DCS) to meet Refinery KPI’s and production plan. • Precise communication/direction of field operators to achieve production goals • Operation of plant and equipment to meet Refinery production plan • Experienced in the operation of Fluid Bed Calciners, Rotary Kilns, Lime Plant, Conveyors, and washing, screen and filtration system, Crushers. • Coordination of operational process to meet planned and breakdown maintenance requirements • Identifying plant issues and raising appropriate work orders • Troubleshooting to identify and improve the process

Pros

Free tea and coffee. Working with a team

Cons

sometimes the shift work the long hours.
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Mine Operator. Great people

Weipa wonderful lifestyle, but housing is to expensive and the general cost of living is rediculous. Losts of favouritism within the teams which is really bad. can't complain about the rest of my job though I love what I do.

Pros

Great benifits

Cons

Favouritism BS
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Based on 903 reviews

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3.7 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
4.1 out of 5 stars for Salary/Benefits
3.3 out of 5 stars for Job Security/Advancement
3.4 out of 5 stars for Management
3.6 out of 5 stars for Culture
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