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What if from day one you didn’t just watch things happen, you made things happen?

What if you didn’t just make an impression, you created a legacy?

What if you didn’t just start a job, you transformed an industry?

From day one, our graduates help us transform the way we do things, making a better tomorrow for all of us. We love fresh ideas and new thinking and our graduate program gives you the tools to innovate and invent — to pioneer progress for you and us.

As Graduate Data Engineer/Scientist, your role will include collaborating with Mine Schedulers, Ore Body Knowledge, Asset Management, Operations, and Metals/Minerals Integrated Operations teams to collect, manage, and convert data sources into formats that are able to be stored, visualized, and maintained. The role also involves analyzing large data sets on mining system performance against benchmarks and assisting in data integrity projects and initiatives.


  • Bachelor or master’s degree in Data Engineering, Data Science, Computer Science, or related field – completed in 2020, 2021 or by May 2022
  • Less than two years of relevant work experience (local and international)
  • Exposure to large complex industrial environments with various data collection systems
  • Right to work in the USA
  • Valid driving license

What you’ll also bring

  • Willingness to learn and to make an impact
  • Understanding of relational databases
  • Experience or academic work in languages such as SQL, R, Python, Java, or C is preferred
  • Working knowledge of tools like Microsoft Excel, Power BI or Tableau is a plus
  • Demonstrated analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Enthusiasm to collaborate with different teams in unique environments

What’s on offer

In addition, here is just a glimpse of our industry leading rewards package:

  • A safety-focused and inclusive working environment
  • A competitive salary package with annual cash incentive awards (STIP) for eligible employees
  • A generous relocation package for eligible candidates 
  • Career development & education assistance to further your ambitions
  • Access to top tier family-friendly health and medical programs
  • Generous 401k matching program
  • 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 matter
  • Generous Rio Tinto employee share program

Where you will be working

Our Kennecott mine is a world-class, fully integrated copper mining operation, including a concentrator, smelter and refinery, located just outside Salt Lake City, Utah, in the United States. We produce copper, precious metals including gold and silver, molybdenum and sulfuric acid. Kennecott has been mining and processing minerals from the rich ore body of the Bingham Canyon Mine since 1903 and is one of the top producing mines in the world, comprising approximately 11 percent of U.S. annual copper production.

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

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.

At Rio Tinto, we particularly welcome and encourage applications from Indigenous Peoples, women, the LGBTQ+ community, mature workers, people with disabilities and people from different cultural backgrounds.

Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V

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

Applications close on Friday October 8th (Rio Tinto reserves the right to remove advertised roles prior to this date). Applications received will be assessed over the following weeks.

All progress begins with pioneers – at Rio Tinto, it begins with you.