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Field Planner

Alcoa Australia

Location: Banksiadale

Job Type: Full time


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

Are you looking to work on site and drive home to your family each night? Due to internal promotion, we can offer this exciting opportunity for a Field Planner to join our team at the Huntly Bauxite Mine. Currently this team is working 4-days a week on site.

In this challenging role, you will be part of planning team reporting to the Planning Superintendent. The primary function of this position is for you to ensure all our maintenance strategies are translated into effective quality weekly plans ready for execution.

The Field Planner is primarily responsible for:

  • Developing the weekly plan and facilitating the weekly planning meetings in line with the standardised Alcoa Reliability Excellence (REX) Planning process.

  • Supporting the daily planning process by ensuring information is available to ensure the flow path is achieved in a timely and effective manner as well as capturing outcomes

  • Identifying resources and materials are available for the maintenance planning activity and captured in the weekly plan.

  • Contributing to maintenance efficiency and effectiveness by participating in reviews of major activities to seek ways of improvement, reporting on such activities and initiating action where appropriate.

  • Assisting in the financial budget preparation, forecasting and maintenance strategies to ensure your long-term activity schedules are accurate and up to date.

About you

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

  • Ideally, a Mechanical Trade certificate or degree

  • Extensive experience in either Mobile Maintenance or Fixed Plant maintenance activities

  • Well-developed leadership and influencing skills with a proven track record in coaching and mentoring.

  • Strong interpersonal skills that enable you to build relationships and communicate with ease, at all levels of the organisation.

  • Demonstrate a dedication to Environmental, Health and Safety.

  • The ability to co-ordinate multiple project/planning initiatives within the maintenance group.

  • Planning and eAM experience will be advantageous.

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 while 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

  • Monthly Leisure Day, when working Monday to Friday

  • Benefits allowance

  • Performance related bonus (variable)

  • Industry leading superannuation

  • Industry leading parental leave scheme

  • Paid annual volunteer hours

  • Employee Assistance Program

  • Novated car lease scheme

  • 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
Sunday 2nd 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.