Equipment Management Superintendent

Alcoa Australia

Location: Kwinana Beach

Job Type: Full time


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Just as aluminium is the element of possibility, so too, are our current and future employees. When you join Alcoa, you have the opportunity to help define what it means to be a sustainable aluminium company. Our 135-year legacy gives you the systems and tools to thrive. We invented the industry and today we are redefining what it means to be a sustainable aluminium company from mines to metal. We are open, honest, accountable and do what we say we’ll do. We relentlessly pursue outstanding and sustainable results and creatively transform ideas into value. We treat all people with dignity and provide a diverse, inclusive work culture. We work safely, promote wellness, and protect the environment. Come grow your career, collaborate on a global scale and deliver materials essential to the world. Learn more about the endless career possibilities for you at Alcoa!

About the job

Our Kwinana Refinery has an opportunity for the next leader in our business! Are you ready to progress your career, or apply your existing experience in a new environment?

We are looking for an Equipment Management Superintendent (EMS) with a passion for people to join the team. Working a Monday through Friday day schedule, you can be home each night.

You will direct a team of Supervisors and their crews to implement maintenance across the Calcination and shipping area (OC4/5) at Kwinana. You are tasked to raise the overall maintenance efficiency by eliminating barriers to improvements, improving our people capability, and the alignment of these efforts!

Your role is vital to our business, being the single point of accountability for all maintenance activities in the operating center. Reporting directly to the Department Manager and functionally to the Location Maintenance and Reliability Manager.

Although this role is based on a Monday to Friday roster, given the nature of a 24/7 operation there may be times where you are called upon for assistance outside of the normal working hours. You will also form part of a rotation “on call” roster with all of the department lead team.

The EMS is accountable for leading all aspects of maintenance work management (both Planned and Unplanned) which includes the following:-

  • Sustained achievements and improvements in the equipment management process through engagement with the Alcoa problem solving process

  • Daily functions involving safety, environment, people management, budget planning, cost and forecasting control,

  • Linking objectives into achievable activity plans, empowering our personnel to achieve them

  • Managing maintenance resources, our people, external service providers and the work environment they operate within.

  • EH&S management (for their teams and assets)

  • Equipment health, integrity, reliability and performance of their area assets

  • Major Overhaul Management (alongside the MOH Alliance Team)

  • Deployment of REX (Reliability Excellence Program) to target state

  • Development and coaching in the REX principles of accountable personnel

  • Execution of work management activities including work identification, planning, scheduling, execution and close out

  • Maintenance functional systems and processes – including materials management

  • Continuous Improvement, productivity & performance associated with assets and people

  • The role requires you to be accountable for ensuring all assets in their department have a digitised quality EMS translated into the standard REX work management system, accurately in line with requirements in the EAM (Equipment Asset Management) System and EBS/Stores systems.

About you

To play a part in our ongoing success we are seeking someone with:

  • Tertiary qualifications in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering, or relevant trade qualifications are well regarded,

  • Strong interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to build, develop, and encourage success in teams, inclusive of coaching and mentoring,

  • A strong understanding and application of Environmental Health & Safety leadership and management,

  • Exposure to managing maintenance budgets, maintenance equipment management and repair strategies, and project planning,

  • An effective approach to change management leading to positive outcomes and sustained employee engagement

  • Direct experience with large scale materials handling and/or milling systems will be highly regarded,

  • A fully developed understanding of general work management principles and how to apply the REX processes with expectations.

  • Proven understanding and the capability to lead the Equipment Maintenance Strategies (EMS) which are developed in conjunction with Reliability Engineering.

Why Alcoa?

Our values – act with integrity, operate with excellence, care for people, lead with courage – are at the foundation of everything we do.

At Alcoa we strive to create an inclusive workplace where employees can bring their whole selves to work regardless of their background. We know it starts and finishes with you, which is why our value ‘care for people’ is so important to us. It ensures not only your physical safety but also provides an inclusive and welcoming workplace for people from all walks of life, encouraging diversity of thought from each and every person.

We embrace change, new ideas and promote a culture of respect and equal opportunity. Our employment programs are underpinned by diversity and equality and continue to be recognised and rewarded. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, women and LGBTIQ+ job seekers.

As an Alcoa employee, you will embark on growth opportunities and can truly make a difference being part of an organisation that respects and considers flexibility whilst empowering you with stimulating and challenging work.

Flexible work arrangements may be considered, please let us know when you apply if this is something you are seeking.

What's on offer?

  • Excellent remuneration package

  • Car allowance

  • Benefits allowance

  • Performance related bonus (variable)

  • Industry leading superannuation

  • Employee Assistance Program

  • Novated car lease scheme

  • Industry leading parental leave scheme

  • Paid volunteer time

  • Employee groups including the Social Club, Alcoa Women’s Network, EAGLE (Employees at Alcoa for Gay, Lesbian, bisexual and transgender Equality) and AWARE (Alcoans Working Actively for Racial-ethnic Equality)

Our Locations

Alcoa’s Australian operations represent one of the world’s largest integrated bauxite mining, alumina refining and aluminium smelting systems and add value to Australia’s local, state and national economies at every stage. Our Australian operations support approximately 4,370 direct jobs including multiple entry talent pathways/programs, predominantly in regional Western Australia.

Supported by our head office in Booragoon and the Bindjareb Regional office in Pinjarra, our operations include: our world-class Technology Development Centre of Excellence (COE), two bauxite mines in Western Australia (Huntly and Willowdale); three alumina refineries in Western Australia (Kwinana, Pinjarra and Wagerup); one aluminium smelter in Victoria (Portland); two dedicated port facilities in Western Australia (Kwinana and Bunbury); and two Alcoa Farmlands sites in Western Australia (Pinjarra and Wagerup).

Applications close
Tuesday, 4 October 2022

Additional information

  • Interviews may progress prior to the closing date, although all applications will be considered.

  • You will only be contacted if you are shortlisted for an interview, this process can take up to four weeks from the closing date.

  • This position is available only to permanent Australian residents or applicants who hold the relevant Visa with authority to work in Australia. Please ensure this information is clearly stated on your application.

Please note that no agency applications will be accepted at this time.


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