Expressions of interest

RUSSELL MINERAL EQUIPMENT (RME) is a unique engineering, design, technology and manufacturing company. We invent machine systems and provide service-based solutions for problems encountered in the world’s mining and mineral processing industries.

With a history spanning more than 35 years, RME has grown from being a very small company with just one employee to one, which today operates in 65 countries, has 12 international Sales and Service Centres and employs more than 450 personnel worldwide. RME is a global employer of choice and award-winning Australian exporter.

We are currently seeking ‘expressions of interest’ (EOI) from candidates with varying levels of qualifications and experience in engineering and drafting. As an integral part of RME’s engineering cohort, you will have the opportunity to develop a range of fundamental drafting and/or engineering skills, supported by a collaborative, multi-disciplinary team of industry-leading engineers.

Express your interest for the following positions:

RELINE OPTIMISATION SPECIALIST – PANAMA

We are calling for expressions of interest for the role of Reline Optimisation Specialist - Panama. The details of this role is below with the Position Description attached.

The Reline Optimisation Specialist will provide optimised reline training and support to Customers in line with contractual arrangements and RME’s strategic vision. The role will be based in Panama for an expected duration of two years and will entail onsite reline support, primarily at Cobre Panama with potential overseas travel. The incumbent will involve themselves in a wide range of optimised relining activities ensuring that the commercial offerings and commitment to RME’s Customer base is realised. This will include managing crew training, driving the implementation of advanced relining practices and safety requirements for all relines attended.

MAJOR DUTIES

  • Facilitate and train Mill Relining crew(s) in all aspects relating to RME MILL RELINING systems and equipment
  • Timely reporting of key data e.g. MILL RELINE DIRECTOR (MRD) data log sheets, set up MRD cameras as per the procedure
  • Coach and mentor reline crew by sharing knowledge and experience
  • Assist with reline setup, THUNDERBOLT SKYWAY preparation and all areas relating to THUNDERBOLT SKYWAY relining
  • Lead the implementation of all aspects of Optimised Mill Relining on site
  • Liaise with key site personnel on reline activities and improvement opportunities
  • Assist with the generation of optimisation reports

REQUIRED

  • Sound safety and environmental knowledge, as well as best-practice principles in regard to the mining industry (and, ideally, to mill relining)
  • Working knowledge of operational changes and movements within the mining industry
  • A level of physical fitness enabling the worker to perform manual duties for extended periods of time, potentially over a shift of 12 – 13 hours’ duration
  • Strong work ethic with ongoing personal accountability and positive attitude
  • The ability to work functionally and cooperatively within a team, as well as provide motivation to other Mill Relining crew members
  • Strong communication skills, both customer facing and internally.

All applications must include a short cover letter addressing the skills, qualifications and experience as outlined above and be submitted by email to [email protected].

Boilermaker

RME regularly has exciting opportunities for Boilermakers. We are currently seeking expressions of interest for permanent, full time roles in our Fabrication team.  

RME Boilermakers are responsible for the efficient fabrication and welding of RME-manufactured equipment to a high standard of workmanship. Our boilermakers must have a genuine interest in fabricating high quality, high-performance, specialised machines and a strong commitment to safety.

Strong interpersonal skills, such as the ability to take direction, be proactive in seeking feedback and the ability to work respectfully in a team environment, are all critical to success in this role.

SKILLS, QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

Required

  1. Experience in flat plate fabrication, with the ability and desire to produce the highest-quality fabrications to AS1554 parts 1 and 4
  2. Experience in reading and interpreting engineering drawings
  3. Demonstrated organisation and time management skills
  4. Ability to work in a team environment
  5. Effective communication skills, both written and verbal
  6. Ability to approach situations with a positive ‘can-do’ attitude

Desirable

  1. Trade-qualified in Metal Fabrication or Boilermaker
  2. Post-trade certified in AS1796 certificates 7, 8G and 9
  3. Experience with Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW), Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) and Submerged Arc Welding (SAW)
  4. Basic mechanical aptitude
  5. Experience with Lean Manufacturing Toolkits
  6. Basic IT proficiency, including Microsoft Office software

All applications must include a short cover letter addressing the skills, qualifications and experience as outlined above and be submitted by email to [email protected].

MECHANICAL DRAFTSPERSON

This role is responsible for:

  • Preliminary mechanical design and other small design tasks using SolidWorks
  • Production of detailed drawings required to progress parts or assemblies from 3D models to completed drawings

SKILLS, QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

  • Demonstrated experience in 3D modelling and detailed drafting of fabrication drawings within a manufacturing environment
  • Demonstrated commitment to quality engineering
  • Basic knowledge of material sciences
  • Basic knowledge of hydraulic principles and design
  • Ability to work effectively in a team-based environment
  • Ability to work under minimal supervision

All applications must include a short cover letter addressing the skills, qualifications and experience as outlined above and be submitted by email to [email protected].

UNDERGRADUATE MECHANICAL ENGINEER

Under supervision, this role is responsible for:

  • The creation of mechanical (fabrication and assembly) drawings
  • Preliminary layout and design of various aspects of RME equipment
  • Taking an active role in your career development through university education and on-the-job experience

Undergraduate Mechanical Engineers will be supported with a flexible work structure, working four days per week and having one day per week as a dedicated study day. Applicants must be enrolled or enrolling in a Mechanical Engineering degree. 

SKILLS, QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE  

  • Year 12 Certificate
  • Currently undertaking a four-year professional engineering degree (BENG, BENH or equivalent) majoring in Mechanical or Mechatronic Engineering
  • A strong desire to gain experience in modelling and drafting within a 3D software environment
  • Demonstrated graphics and / or technical drawing competency
  • Ability to work effectively in a team-based environment

All applications must include a short cover letter addressing the skills, qualifications and experience as outlined above and be submitted by email to [email protected].

GRADUATE MECHANICAL ENGINEERS

This role is responsible for:

  • Assisting with the preparation of detailed designs, layouts and drawings of high quality mining equipment
  • Being involved in all facets of engineering required to progress the engineering project from concept to completion of drawings (under supervision)
  • Completing small design tasks within a defined period
  • Applying engineering principles, techniques and methods

SKILLS, QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

  • Degree qualified in Mechanical Engineering
  • Basic knowledge of material sciences
  • Basic knowledge of hydraulic principles and design
  • Ability to think laterally
  • A demonstrably strong mechanical aptitude
  • Ability to work in a team based environment

All applications must include a short cover letter addressing the skills, qualifications and experience as outlined above and be submitted by email to [email protected].