Great, faced paced employment. Very team oriented.
Plant Operator/Miner/Loader Operator (Former Employee), Boron, CA – February 18, 2014
Pros: healthcare, hours
I operated heavy equipment and worked 10-12 hour days. Management was great and I learned alot of on the job training. I am a very highly dedicated employee and have great attendance. I would still work there, but I had to move back to Washington State due to an illness of a family member.
Geologist (Current Employee), Bingham Canyon, UT – January 19, 2014
Challenging and fast pace. The Geology department is very interested in personal development, there is always an opportunity for more learning and growth. I love the field work and interpreting data I have collected coupled with almost a century geological sampling and mapping.
Warehouse Associate/ POD Associate (Current Employee), South Jordan – October 15, 2013
Pros: schedule and time off and sick leave if needed
Cons: not enough room to grow or move up
my typical day at work consist of returning parts from Kennecott, talking with vendors to see if they will take part back, sending repairs out ot be repaired. i learned that the same parts get ordered and not replaced on equiptment. my co-workers are great for the most part we all have fun at times and keep the work place fun and safe. hardest part – more... of my job it not getting training to move up. it get to work with alot of fun people and i do enjoy my job especially when i get to see the big trucks in the mine – less
Shipping supervisor (Current Employee), Boron – October 10, 2013
Cons: not a family oriented company. they do not care for your family. just work till you are broken
This place is ran by sociopathic managers from the top, down to most of the lower level supervisors. Off shift employees have absolutely no support from anyone in management. Also there are more supervisors telling you what to do, than there are employees to do it. Supervisors regularly order employees to work outside of safety guidelines and policies – more... set forth by the company, only to try to improve production numbers. This place has really taken micro managing to a new level. The people writing the job descriptions can't even spell right. They seem to hire the least skilled people for management positions, they have no or very little previous experience for the type of work environment. I could go on and on. – less
Operation Supervisor (Current Employee), South Jordan, UT – August 5, 2013
Responsible for five operating warehouses and the warehouse employees for Kennecott Utah Copper. Warehouses range in size and number of employees with the largest at 480,000 square feet and eighteen employees. Directly responsible for overseeing the operations of receiving and distribution of parts needed for the mining industry. Successfully implemented – more... 5S standards, involved in six sigma projects, continued improvements in traffic patterns, warehouse flow, and production while keeping a safe work environment. Reviewing each team member quarterly on inventory, production, 5’s standards, quality of received goods, shipping accuracy, and service to the end users. – less
The safest company I have ever worked for. Pressure to accomplish was self induced not driven. Great company to work for and I would recommend them to
Maintenance Supervisor (Former Employee), Concentrator at Copperton Utah – June 13, 2013
Pros: some gift cards were given and free lunches when exception work was attained
Cons: self induced stress knowing the production losses that would occur from over runs.
I would start my day by getting there 1 Hr. ahead of the crew and usually would be an Hr. behind them. The challenge of juggling 2 and 3 main issues each day made it challenging and fulfilling. The hours ere quite long but worth it and my drive for excellence was the reason for the extra hours.This was probably the hardest part along with any discipline – more... that had to be handled. The actual best part of the job was getting things done ahead of schedule if possible, Safely and efficiently. Taking a project from start to end. Cradle to Grave. Like to see the savings from improvements and working smarter. – less
Business Analys (Former Employee), Salt Lake City, UT – April 8, 2013
Pros: great culture
Cons: challenges with global time zones.
Management respects individuals for their expertise and ability to contribute. Working across a global organization can be challenging due to time differentials, but the organization is professional and really promotes a culture of performance and personal development.
Rio Tinto is an excellent employer offering many hard and soft benefits
Recruitment Analyst (Former Employee), South jordan, Utah – March 15, 2013
Pros: on-site gym, excellent benefits, reputable and global company
It would be difficult to pinpoint a "typical" day because each day was very different. My days consisted of full cycle recruitment from resume review, to desk screens, pre-screen evaluations, salary and benefit discussions, and candidate interviews, assessments, scoring, and evaluation. I also had the opportunity to discuss the benefits of moving to – more... Utah and the benefits of working for Rio Tinto with some of the excellent candidates that were sourced from out of state.
Because of Rio Tinto's safety culture, I adopted some of the safety shares and advice practices into my personal life.
I appreciated the manager of our team, as he listened to all input from the team before moving forward with a decision. In addition, when a team member made a mistake, fingers were never pointed, it was "chalked up" to a learning opportunity. This created an atmosphere of growth and unity.
My team was pulled together as a group of contract workers with no history of working together. It was an amazing opportunity. We worked together like a true team! When the contract concluded, we exchanged our personal contact information to assist each other in job referrals, and to keep in touch.
The hardest part of the job was following "sourcing blitzes" when I was inundated with emails of interest. I found an excellent way to manage the emails by creating a follow-up "script" that I could e-mail out to interested candidates.
The most enjoyable part of the job (hands down) was the people. I had the opportunity to work with most of the superintendents at the facility in their hiring efforts. – less