Senior Mechanical Engineer, Rio Tinto
A mechanical engineer and master’s in environmental engineering science with over 20 years of overall experience in engineering, maintenance, assurance, operations and managing projects for, fixed plants, and related equipment offshore and onshore in different industrial sectors such as Mining, Petroleum, petrochemical, and water.
Aira is currently a Senior Mechanical Engineer for Technical Assurance within the Iron Ore Sustaining Capital division. As a subject matter expert in mechanical engineering Aira supports critical sustaining capital projects with compliance to internal and external engineering standards as well as assist with solving technical problems throughout the project delivery cycle.
Aira is passionate about leadership and developing others in a way that it has a multiplying effect on industry and society. Earlier in her career, Aira was part of the Venezuelan National Basketball Team and participated in numerous international competitions. She was Captain of the team for consecutive years and was awarded with the title as Sport Gloria in 2010. She retired in 2010