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Director – Asset Integrity | Rio Tinto

The Organization

Rio Tinto is a leading global mining and metals group that focuses on finding, mining, processing and marketing the earth’s mineral resources. We have been in business for more than 140 years and remain focused on the long term. We’re committed to sustainable and innovative ways to do business, deliver results and build a great work environment. It’s how we grow – it’s how you grow.

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.

For further information about Rio Tinto please visit their website at

The Opportunity

Reports to:General Manager
Direct Reports:Four (4)
Indirect Reports:Three hundred (300)
Location:Kitimat, BC



We are looking for a Director – Asset Integrity to be responsible for leading a team of engineers and maintenance leaders, accountable for all maintenance planning & execution by our tradespeople. There will be accountability to define and implement short, medium and long term asset management strategies and processes across the entire facility. In addition, this role includes the direct management of Mobile Vehicle and Fabrication shops. The role also has accountability to provide vison and strategy to understand and implement best practice automation, data analytics and business intelligence solutions.

Rio Tinto is a global leader in aluminum, one of the world’s most widely used metals. Active in the sector for more than 110 years, we operate large-scale, high-quality bauxite mines and alumina refineries; alongside the world’s most modern and competitive aluminum smelters portfolio. Our industry leadership includes our benchmark smelting technology and enviable hydropower position, key strengths in today’s carbon-constrained world.

This role is a great opportunity to join the BC Works senior leadership team to think strategically and deliver tangible value to the entire facility by deploying the Rio Tinto Asset Management strategies, systems and processes as well as developing the reliability & maintenance team’s skills. Working a 5 days on, 2 off roster and reporting to the General Manager, you will be responsible for:


Key Accountabilities

The position will include the following responsibilities:

  • Strong leadership skills, with an emphasis on providing clear objectives with a caring approach.
  • Driving cultural transformation, leading by example & developing the leaders who report to you.
  • Championing Asset Management principals aligned to the Rio Tinto framework.
  • Leading the Development, Implementation, Monitoring and Management of Reliability programs including, but not limited to, RCM, PM and PDM.
  • Applying business evaluation techniques in conjunction with risk assessment principals to optimize plant operation and service delivery.
  • Developing and implement equipment & shutdown strategies to drive value & manage the safe and efficient delivery of capital spending programs (CAPEX / OPEX).
  • Identifying threats and opportunities to business objectives through data, conversations, and observations; and diagnosing root causes to determine the required intervention.
  • Working to lead the automation team to understand and assess applicability for best practice automation, data analytics and business intelligence opportunities.



This position offers the opportunity to build a legacy.  The diversity of equipment here is linked process, so you will be working with a variety of different assets from robots to conveyor to automation, a dream for maintenance professionals.  Building a long term asset strategy will be a career highlight.  Beyond the operational excellence challenge, we are also deploying a fundamental cultural transformation with our employees.  You will be part of bringing to life improved our relationships and ensuring a people-centered, problem-solving management philosophy is deployed with our employees.


Candidate Profile

The successful candidate will have the following:


  • Degree qualification in engineering or strong, relevant technical / trade background and industry experience.


  • 10 or more years’ experience working in aluminum smelting or similar industrial environment.
  • Experience in a managerial role with demonstrated results on asset management, reliability, and business objectives.
  • Strong experience in ‘Reliability Centered Maintenance’ (RCM), Reliability Block Diagram (RBD), Preventative and Predictive Maintenance / analytics programs.
  • Experience in Root Cause Analysis (RCA) and Failure Mode, Effect and Criticality Analysis (FMECA).

Competencies and Attributes:

  • Excel in leadership skills – engaging a team, supportive leadership.
  • Mature and detailed understanding of Health & Safety leadership, culture, systems and management.
  • Strong communication skills including preparation of technical reports and presentations to senior management.
  • Lean/six sigma experience.
  • Automation, robotics or data analytics.


The Compensation

An excellent compensation package awaits the successful candidate.


Equal Opportunity

Rio Tinto is committed to equity, diversity and inclusion and recognizes that a diverse team benefits and enriches our work and is essential to operational excellence. We welcome applications from all qualified individuals and encourage women, members of racialized communities, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity to confidentially self-identify at time of application. In accordance with provincial legislation, accommodation will be provided by Gallagher’s Executive Search throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process, upon request, to applicants with disabilities. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.



The information received will be treated in the strictest confidence. We thank all candidates for their interest; however, only the candidates selected for further consideration will be contacted.


How to Apply:

Please send your resume in Word or PDF format to: Copy and Paste the following job title and code and place it in the subject line of your email so we can identify the job and confirm receipt of your application:
A025062 (ASLI-755437) Director – Asset Integrity | Rio Tinto - BC - Kitimat (OTIAPPLY)

Please note that only those candidates meeting the selection criteria, established by our client, will be contacted further. Although we may not contact you directly for this particular role, all applications will be reviewed as we would like to consider you for future opportunities that may be appropriate. We encourage you to continue to visit our website at as our opportunities are updated on a regular basis.