New Job Posting: Work Study – Environmental Air Quality, Rio Tinto Kennecott

  • Exposure to a truly global company
  • Opportunity to build/enhance your professional skill set
  • Growth and education opportunities – Salt Lake City

Rio Tinto is a leading global mining and metals group that focuses on finding, mining, processing and marketing the earth’s mineral resources. We have been in business for more than 140 years and remain focused on the long term. We’re committed to sustainable and innovative ways to do business, deliver results and build a great work environment. It’s how we grow – it’s how you grow.

We are a diverse team of talented, enthusiastic individuals who foster a culture of inclusion. No matter how they may differ, our people share one thing in common. It’s a belief that work is more rewarding when we are accepted and valued for our differences, not judged by them. We all have something to contribute, and it’s this contribution that makes for a great organization and fulfilling career.

The Opportunity

We are looking for a Work Study – Environmental Air Quality to join the Rio Tinto Kennecott Environmental team on a part-time basis and assist in completing regulatory reporting tasks and  to aid the Senior Engineer and Air Quality Engineer in larger projects in order to comply with state and federal environmental air quality permitting requirements. 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.

What the Role Entails

This role is a great opportunity for a part-time student in a science-related field to gain exposure to a large and complex mining environmental operation and build his/her professional skills set. Reporting to the Principal Advisor – Air Regulatory & Compliance, you will be:

  • Collecting and analyzing data using data acquisition systems for the submittal of environmental monitoring reports required by the existing permit
  • Communicating with facility and other personnel to collect data to support the development of technical reports
  • Supporting compliance stack testing by coordinating test results and files along with onsite activities in conjunction with the Air Quality Engineer
  • Assisting the Senior Engineer and Air Quality Engineer in completion of annual compliance reports by compiling data and drafting report summaries
  • Developing environmental monitoring system support technologies including building and managing Air Quality team workspace and online access to data trends
  • Assisting with impromptu investigations and field activities pertaining to emissions trends, facility compliance, reclamation, and GIS data entry which supports both Air Quality and other Environmental teams

What You Will Need for This Role

To succeed in this role, you will have:

  • A High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Undertaking a science-related Bachelor’s Degree program
  • Intermediate computer proficiency
  • Very strong organizational and time management ability
  • Ability to communicate effectively (verbal and written) with various stakeholders

Additional Details

  • Flexible hours between 8:00am and 6:00pm
  • Typically approx. 8-10 hours per week during school
  • During summer and other school breaks, students can work up to full time
  • Long term internship possible (multi-year)
  • Students undertaking a science-related degree are preferred
  • Please send resumes to

If this sounds like you and the opportunity you are looking for, apply now. Please note, in order to be successfully considered for this role you must complete all prescreening questions.

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