Internship – Chemical / Process Engineering – Summer 2024

Rio Tinto

Job Type: Internship

Engineering Area(s): Chemical Engineering

Academic Level: Senior (Graduating Soon), Junior, Sophomore

Kennecott | Salt Lake City, UT

Summer 2024 Internship

Chemical – Process Engineering

If you want to drive real change, we have just the place to do it. Our Internship Program is an opportunity for you to shape Rio Tinto from the inside out. We want you to be part of our team to help take us forward by solving the emerging challenges of our time. At Rio Tinto, we believe the best ideas come from bringing people together with different perspectives to work toward a common goal – to create a better tomorrow.

About the role

We are offering a 3-month internship opportunity in Chemical – Process engineering in Rio Tinto Kennecott in Salt Lake City, Utah.

These opportunities will allow you to design, develop and operate processes for converting and refining raw materials into products. In Process Safety, interns will be engaged in many aspects relating to the safe management of hazards across the Rio Tinto Kennecott processes. From the mine to concentrating, to smelting and refining copper, there are hazards of catastrophic nature that the Process Safety Management (PSM) team assists in managing.

What you’ll bring

At least one year completed in Chemical / Process Engineering or other related field
Leadership skills, eagerness to learn and ready for the challenge ahead
Flexibility and autonomy
Good communication skills and ability to work in a team
Valid driving license
*To be eligible, you must return to school the semester following the internship period and have the right to work full-time in the United States.

What we offer

A work environment where safety is always the number one priority
A competitive salary
A relocation lump-sum offered for students (for eligible students)
Reimburse 1-time travel to and from your work site (for eligible students)
Ambitious, exciting and rewarding experience
Opportunity to build relationships with the Rio Tinto team and community
A great chance to prepare yourself to join our Graduate Development Program
Where will you 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 110 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 Rio Tinto

Rio Tinto is a leading global mining and materials company. We operate in 35 countries where we produce iron ore, copper, aluminum, critical minerals and other materials needed for the global energy transition and for people, communities, and nations to thrive.

We have been mining for 150 years and operate with knowledge built up across generations and continents. Our purpose is finding better ways to provide the materials the world needs – striving for innovation and continuous improvement to produce materials with low emissions and to the right environmental, social and governance standards. But we can’t do it on our own, so we’re focused on creating partnerships to solve problems, create win-win and meet opportunities.

Every Voice Matters

At Rio Tinto, we particularly welcome and encourage applications from underrepresented groups such as Indigenous people, women, the LGBTI+ community, mature workers, people with disabilities and people from different cultural backgrounds.

We are committed to an inclusive environment where people feel comfortable to be themselves. We want our people to feel that all voices are heard, all cultures respected and that a variety of perspectives are not only welcome – they are essential to our success. We treat each other fairly and with dignity regardless of race, gender, nationality, ethnic origin, religion, age, sexual orientation or anything else that makes us different.

Next steps…

There’s no better time to lead this change than the leaders of the future and that starts with a graduate or vacation role at Rio Tinto. Apply today.

Please note, in order to be considered for this role, you must complete all pre-screening questions.

*Rio Tinto reserves the right to remove job postings as there is enough applicants, therefore, if you are interested in applying for this vacancy, please submit your application as soon as possible.

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