Maintenance Engineer

Job Location US-UT-Salt Lake City
# of Openings
Direct Hire


Engineer - Maintenance

  • Work for a company that places the health and safety of all employees above all else
  • Be a part of one of the largest copper mining operations in the world.
  • Continue to build your career with opportunities for future advancement - Salt Lake City


About the role

We are looking for an Engineer - Maintenance to support the delivery of business objectives through the application of defect elimination, root cause analysis, project management, and technical support of on-site maintenance execution, operations and project teams.


This role is an opportunity for a highly motivated individual to make significant contributions to the safe and reliable operation and maintenance of critical assets in order to meet production requirements at the Smelter.  Contributions will include but are not limited to:


  • Engineering and troubleshooting support of maintenance execution and operations teams
  • Identification, ownership and implementation of initiatives to deliver improvements in safety, asset performance, and cost
  • Capital project validation and delivery support
  • Initiation and facilitation of root cause analysis to mitigate acute and chronic asset failures
  • Reconciliation of production loss accounting data


About you

To be successfully considered for this role, you will have:

  • A Bachelor degree in Engineering (Mechanical preferred), or 5 years of equivalent experience
  • 2+ years of experience in engineering maintenance roles
  • An ability to work collaboratively in a small team
  • Demonstrated experience in delivering continuous improvement initiatives and projects
  • Experience with Defect Elimination processes and Root Cause Analysis methodology
  • Experience with failure analysis.


It will also be beneficial if you have:

  • Experience working in a fixed plant environment
  • Demonstrated knowledge of SAP or equivalent CMMS
  • Lean Six Sigma methodology experience or Black Belt Certification
  • Experience in smelting


Where you will be working

Rio Tinto Kennecott is a fully integrated mining operation located just outside Salt Lake City, Utah, US. Kennecott is a wholly owned subsidiary of Rio Tinto. For more than 120 years, Kennecott has been mining and processing minerals from the rich orebody of the Bingham Canyon Mine. Kennecott is a strong economic driver and strives to be a valuable community partner through strategic partnerships, charitable giving and sustainable development practices.


About us

As pioneers in mining and metals, we produce materials essential to human progress.

Our long history is filled with firsts. We’ve developed some of the world’s largest and best quality mines and operations, and our people work in around 35 countries across six continents. Aluminium and copper, diamonds, gold and industrial minerals, iron ore and uranium: our materials make up the world around us. You’ll find them in smartphones, planes, cars, hospitals and throughout your home.


Creating an inclusive and diverse workforce

We are a diverse team of talented, enthusiastic individuals who foster a culture of inclusion. No matter how they may differ, our people share one thing in common. It’s a belief that work is more rewarding when we are accepted and valued for our differences, not judged by them. We all have something to contribute, and it’s this contribution that makes for a great organization and fulfilling career.




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