In proud partnership, WorkPac is excited to deliver jobs at Rio Tinto Iron Ore, Rio Tinto Aluminium and Energy Resources of Australia mining operations. 

Following you will find some background information on Rio Tinto’s operations as well as current job vacancies.


Rio Tinto has been operating in Australia for more than 100 years, producing iron ore, bauxite, alumina, aluminium, uranium, diamonds and salt at sites and processing plants around the country. Rio Tinto has a close connection with regional communities throughout Australia – from the Pilbara in Western Australia, to North East Arnhem Land in the Northern Territory, to the Cape York Peninsula and the Gladstone region in Queensland, to Bell Bay in Tasmania. There are also Rio Tinto offices in Brisbane, Melbourne and Perth. Rio Tinto’s Australian operations have pioneered technologies that minimise impact on the environment and improve safety and working conditions and support community initiatives as diverse as education and training, childcare, health and wellbeing, and cultural heritage and environment protection.  

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Rio Tinto is an iconic Australian company. When you secure a job with WorkPac at Rio Tinto you are not only gaining exceptional career experience with a multinational company, you are also helping contribute to the growth of our economy and of local communities.

Rio Tinto’s successful mining operations are underpinned by strong work ethics and our core values: safety accountability, teamwork, integrity and respect.

In partnership with Rio Tinto we provide: 

  • Family friendly rosters

  • Great team environment

  • Equal opportunity employment

  • Long-term, ongoing roles

With a focus on growth, Rio Tinto is here for the long haul. 


Western Australia 

In the Pilbara region of Western Australia, Rio Tinto owns an integrated portfolio of iron ore assets: a world-class, integrated network of 16 mines. http://www.riotinto.com/australia/pilbara-4691.aspx  

Iron Ore mines include:  

Brockman 2/Nammuldi Fly-in fly-out (FIFO) 

Brockman 4 Fly-in fly-out (FIFO) 

Robe Valley Operations (Mesa A and Mesa J) 49 per cent residential, 51 per cent Fly-in fly-out (FIFO) 

West Angelas Fly-in fly-out (FIFO) Mt Tom Price (including Western Turner Syncline) Residential 

Greater Paraburdoo (Paraburdoo, Channar and Eastern Range) 78 per cent residential, 22 per cent Fly-in fly-out (FIFO) 

Marandoo Fly-in fly-out (FIFO) 

Yandicoogina Fly-in fly-out (FIFO) 

Hope Downs (north and south plants) Fly-in fly-out (FIFO) 

Hope Downs 4 Fly-in fly-out (FIFO) http://www.riotinto.com/australia/pilbara/mines-9939.aspx  

Other WA operations include: 

 Argyle Mine

 Rio Tinto owns and operates the Argyle diamond mine in the remote East Kimberley region of Western Australia. The mine has been operating since 1983 and has produced more than 800 million carats of rough diamonds. It is one of the world's largest supplier of diamonds and the world's largest supplier of natural coloured diamonds. http://www.riotinto.com/australia/projects-and-operations-9561.aspx#copper & diamonds  

Dampier Salt  

Dampier Salt has three salt operations located at Dampier, Port Hedland and Lake MacLeod and is headquartered in Perth, Western Australia. http://www.riotinto.com/australia/dampier-salt-4644.aspx   


Rio Tinto’s rail network is the largest privately-owned and operated rail system in Australia. It currently services 16 mines via mainline systems of more than 1,700 kilometres. http://www.riotinto.com/australia/pilbara/rail-9752.aspx  


 Rio Tinto operate four shipping terminals at two locations, Cape Lambert and Dampier. Each terminal has facilities for train unloading, product stockpiling and blending and ship loading.http://www.riotinto.com/australia/pilbara/ports-9754.aspx  


Rio Tinto has several operations in Queensland - including Weipa Bauxite Mine, Boyne Smelters Ltd and the Yarwun Alumina Refinery.  

Weipa Mine 

Weipa bauxite mine, located on Western Cape York Peninsula in Queensland. The mine exports over 27 million tonnes of bauxite annually. http://www.riotinto.com/aluminium/weipa-4732.aspx  


Yarwun alumina refinery is situated ten kilometres north-west of Gladstone in central Queensland. Construction began in 2002 and the first shipment of alumina was made in late 2004. The refinery was the first greenfield refinery to be built in the western world in 20 years. http://www.riotinto.com/aluminium/yarwun-4735.aspx  

Boyne Smelters Ltd 

Boyne Smelters Limited (BSL) has been operating since 1982 and is Australia’s second largest aluminium smelter. 

Northern Territory 


The Gove operation is located on the Gove Peninsula in North East Arnhem land in the Northern Territory. It is situated on extensive deposits of high grade bauxite, a burnished red ore with high aluminium oxide content. Bauxite mining began in 1970 to supply the export market. Alumina production was curtailed in 2014 and the refinery is being put under care and maintenance.http://www.riotinto.com/australia/projects-and-operations-9561.aspx  

Energy Resources of Australia Ltd 

Located 8km east of Jabiru and 260km east of Darwin, in Australia’s Northern Territory, Energy Resources of Australia Ltd is 68.4% owned by Rio Tinto and is the longest continually-operating uranium mine in Australia and one of the country’s largest uranium producers. Uranium has been mined at Ranger for more than three decades and it is one of only three mines in the world to have produced in excess of 120,000 tonnes of uranium oxide. http://www.riotinto.com/energyandminerals/energy-resources-of-australia-ltd-4711.aspx