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Electrical Reliability Engineer - Power Distribution

Alcoa Australia

Location: Pinjarra

Job Type: Full time

Posted


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

An opportunity exists for a suitably qualified and experienced Electrical Reliability Engineer specialising in Power Distribution to join the team at our Pinjarra Refinery. The working roster is Monday through Friday, with one leisure day every four-week period!

As a Reliability Engineer you will play an integral role in supporting our operation. In this role you will identify long term opportunities for improvement through a focus on equipment reliability, improving plant capacity, and the provision of technical assistance. You will also be accountable for High & Low Voltage Power Distribution Asset Management engineering support in the day to day operations.

Key aspects of the role include the ongoing monitoring and continuous improvement of Asset Strategies, Risk Management, and oversight of process impacts.

Your contribution will include:

  • Developing work scopes for major equipment repairs using fitness for service approaches,

  • Support the risk management and preparation of preventative maintenance activities,

  • Perform system health and equipment integrity inspections,

  • Update & maintain system drawings, asset registers & outage grouping.

  • Progress existing improvement projects,

  • Arc flash hazard calculation and assessment to maintain the safety of our people operating switching gear,

  • Uphold behaviours of environmentally sound, and safe workplace by monitoring and auditing the design, installation and maintenance of the equipment and systems,

  • Work with the Power Distribution software model to maintain the site protection handbook & revise protection settings.

  • Identifying longer term business improvement opportunities

  • Involvement with Capital Projects, and

  • Safety leadership; the corner stone of Alcoa operations!

About you

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

  • A tertiary qualification in Electrical Engineering, with demonstrated HV experience, highly regarded,

  • The ability to communicate at all levels of the organisation, crucial within our dynamic team environment.

  • The desire to learn new skills and be self-motivated,

  • A sound track record in pro-active problem solving with your use of initiative, and a strong desire to continuously improve business performance, and

  • Passion and commitment to Environment, Health and Safety in the workplace.

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

  • 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
Monday, 5th December 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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