Administrative Assistant

Rio Tinto - Salt Lake City, UT (30+ days ago)3.9


Competitive pay and benefits in a major metro area - Salt Lake City
Work for a global company with broad opportunity
Exposure to world-class mining operations
Rio Tinto is a leading global mining and metals company. Our focus is on finding, mining and processing the Earth's mineral resources in order to maximize value for our shareholders. Everything we do is done with the future firmly in mind, so our employees are rewarded with opportunity, an open and diverse culture and a responsible working environment in which they can go further.

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 an Administrative Assistant to be responsible for the provision of administrative and secretarial services to Executive level and direct management team, ensuring efficient and effective operations and communications. The Administrative Assistant will also provide support for leadership and business-wide activities. This position will have exposure to multiple groups within Rio Tinto, liaising with executives and employees from across the globe, as well as external stakeholders and guests of Rio Tinto.

This will be a great opportunity to join the Rio Tinto Kennecott Copper team, 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

Reporting to the Managing Director, the key accountabilities of the Administrative Assistant are:

Provides secretarial/administrative support directly to executives, exercising confidentiality, tact and diplomacy.
Acts as the point of contact between the executives and internal/external stakeholders.

Uses business software applications (e.g., word processing, presentation and spreadsheet) to prepare correspondence, reports, presentations, agendas, minutes, etc.

Receives, screens and directs incoming calls, visitors, mail and e-mail.
Maintains files, records, calendars and diaries; typically arranges business travel, coordinates and facilitates meetings, and tracks expenses.
Manages dashboards, monthly reports and support any functional or special projects.
Manages end to end service requests for stakeholders.
What you will need for this role

To succeed in this role, The Administrative Assistant will have:

Proven experience as a self-driven, reliable and proactive Administrative Assistant for at least 3 years.
A minimum of high school diploma or GED.
Working knowledge of Microsoft Office package including Word and Excel.
Self-motivated and ability proactively find solutions to challenges.
Sound interpersonal and communication skills.
Detailed oriented and sense of urgency.
Grasp issues quickly, identify priorities and deliver on time.
Handle confidential information with the highest level of discretion.
It will also be beneficial if the Administrative Assistant has:

Proficiency in SAP
Knowledge of Yammer social media and SharePoint
So if you are looking for a new challenge, great location and an exceptional team, apply now.

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

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