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Mechanical Trades - Talent Pool

Alcoa Australia

Location: Banksiadale, Kwinana Beach, Pinjarra, Waroona, Western Australia

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. Come grow your career, collaborate on a global scale, and deliver materials essential to the world. While some roles are based on-site, Alcoa also offers a flexible working model for certain positions. Learn more about the endless career possibilities for you at Alcoa!

About the job

About the opportunity

Are you an expert Mechanical Fitter, Heavy Duty Fitter, Boilermaker or Machinist and looking for a new career opportunity? Do you enjoy working in the mining and resources industry but want a roster working close to home? Alcoa currently has positions across our Alumina Refineries, Bauxite Mines & WA Operations Workshop available now!

We are looking for employees to work with us to realise our vision of making Alcoa a better, safer, more diverse, and inclusive work environment for everyone. In return, we can offer a family friendly roster, within a refinery environment but able to go home at the end of every shift. These positions are on either a 9-day fortnight day roster, 10.3-hour days or 12-hour shift rosters, all which will see you working an average 36 hours per week.

As a Mechanical Tradesperson your dedication to safety combined with a strong diagnostic, problem solving, and fault-finding skills will assist you in performing your role, completing high quality work which will include:

  • Routine, planned maintenance on mechanical plant and associated equipment

  • Fault finding and break-down maintenance on fixed plant equipment

  • Working autonomously to tackle problems, diagnose and make recommendation of repairs

  • Scoping of future maintenance including identification of part numbers

These roles will enable you to develop your leadership skills with opportunities for future career progression available.

About you

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

  • Mechanical Trades certificate

  • Previous experience working within a mining, refining, workshop or heavy industrial environment

  • High Risk Licenses: Working at Heights and Confined Space Entry

  • Manual ‘C’ class or HR drivers’ licence

  • Demonstrated ability to work under minimum supervision and self-manage conflicting priorities

In addition to this, it is highly desirable for you to have:

  • Laser alignment experience

  • CNC Machinist experience

  • Tickets such as Crane, Bobcat, Dogging, Forklift, Skid steer-loader and EWP

  • Experience on computerised maintenance systems

In accordance with our current WA Operations AMWU Enterprise Agreement our starting salary is $105,035 plus 14% super working a 36-hour week. Shift allowances are applicable if you are on one of the 10.3-hour or 12-hour rosters.

Why Alcoa?

Our values – act with integrity, operate with excellence, care for people – 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, underpinned by diversity and equality, 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 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?

  • Competitive remuneration package

  • Secure and local employment without FIFO pressures

  • Provision of all your tools and PPE

  • Opportunity to build your skills and knowledge allowing you to expand your career

  • Working in a close, diverse team environment where you are supported and encouraged

  • Employee Assistance Program

  • Industry leading superannuation & parental leave scheme

  • Paid annual volunteer hours

  • Novated car lease scheme

  • Employee groups including the Social Club, Alcoa Women’s Network and 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, 8th January 2023

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

Additional information

  • 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.