Data Scientist

Location: Brisbane QLD 4001

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Data Scientist

  • Join our global leading business offering outstanding personal development & global career opportunities
  • Permanent employment which includes a huge range of additional benefits
  • Access to industry-leading technical development programmes

About the role

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

The Brisbane Integrated Operations Centre (IOC) is a newly created area of our Integrated Operations that will play a pivotal role in the future success of our Pacific aluminium business. The team is responsible for driving the optimisation of the overall ‘mine to market’ value stream using state-of-the-art monitoring processes and data driven decision making. We are looking for a Data Scientist to join the Production Improvement team who will help us leverage data to improve the performance of our mining, processing & export assets. The role is a great opportunity for someone who is intrigued by challenging data problems and developing creative solutions working as part of a multi-disciplinary team. This will require applying data analytics techniques to deliver significant value to the operations centre. Reporting to the Superintendent Production Improvement, you will:

  • Work closely with a wide variety of stakeholders within the operations centre, operational sites & central hubs to scope & develop projects
  • Deliver data-intensive analytical projects as a member of a multi-disciplinary team
  • Support the day to day operations by providing analytical insights to system challenges & constraints
  • Leverage Cloud based services to deploy analytics models
  • Foster an environment to grow data analytical capability within the teams through coaching & sharing skills
  • Travel to our operational sites several times a year

What you will bring

  • Project management experience (scoping, stakeholder engagement, change management, delivery & embedding)
  • Experience using relevant languages & tools (e.g. Python, R, etc.)
  • Experience with data ingestion (e.g. SQL, PosgreSQL, API, etc.)
  • Ability to convey a message with data using visualisation tools (e.g. PowerBI, Tableau, R Shiny, ggplot, plotly, matplotlib, D3, etc.)
  • Understanding of major types of analytics approaches (e.g. regression, time-series, classification, clustering, etc) and their implementations (e.g. k-means, linear regression, random forest, etc.)

It will also be beneficial if you have:

  • Experience in mining, processing, or logistics
  • Experience with operational systems (e.g. Scada, Ampla, Wenco, Modular, Minestar, Minecare, etc.) and time series data stores (e.g. PI historian, Honeywell Historian, etc.)
  • Experience with cloud computing platforms (e.g. Azure or AWS)
  • Experience with Git code management (e.g. GitHub, Bitbucket, Azure Dev Ops, etc.)

What we offer

A safety-focused and inclusive working environment

A competitive salary package with annual cash incentive awards (STIP)

Access to top tier family-friendly health and medical programs

Excellent retirement plan

A comprehensive leave policy that covers all moments that matter in life (vacation/annual, paid parental leave, short term sick leave, paid holidays)

Ongoing individual wellbeing support for you and your family for personal and professional matters

Generous Rio Tinto employee share program

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.

Every Voice Matters

At Rio Tinto, we particularly welcome and encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, women, the LGBTI+ community, mature workers, people with disabilities and people from different cultural backgrounds.

Applications close 12th September

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