Manufacturing Systems Specialist - Operational Technology

Alcoa Australia

Location: Kwinana Beach

Job Type: Full time


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About the job

An exciting opportunity exists for an Operational Technology expert to join our wider IT & Automation Solutions organisation and provide high-level technical services to Alcoa’s Kwinana refinery.

As the Manufacturing Systems Specialist and reporting to the Operational Technology Lead Team, you will be responsible for the technical implementation, configuration and ongoing operational health and maintenance of the site’s manufacturing environment and associated network infrastructure.

In addition, your key contributions will be:

  • Providing specialist technical support for all manufacturing service groups for which the IT/OT team have an operational responsibility

  • Developing and maintaining technology standards, documentation, and processes for OT systems

  • Sharing your expertise to other technology teams including projects; involving storage, computing or communication systems that relate to the OT environment.

  • Working as a team with the other established IT and OT support functions to share knowledge and workload where possible.

  • Supporting after-hours roster coverage and escalation of incidents or problems for offsite assistance.

  • Striving to meet and exceed defined Service Level Objectives established within the Operations team.

  • Performing associated manufacturing systems compliance tasks and corrective actions.

  • Following all relevant processes required for working at site.

About you

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

  • Tertiary qualifications in relevant field such as Computer Science, Information Technology, Information Systems, or equivalent extensive experience within an operational technology support role.

  • Experience in Process Information computer systems and a good understanding of OT applications.

  • Working knowledge of MS Server and Client Platforms, VMware/ESXi and TCP/IP networking

  • Demonstrated experience in scripting and automation (e.g. Powershell).

  • Excellent communication skills with a strong client focus and ability to effectively communicate with and build positive relationships with technically and non-technically skilled customers.

  • Experience in managing Cisco networking equipment and / or exposure to Process Control Systems would be considered highly desirable (Honeywell and Rockwell Automation highly regarded).

  • Exposure to safety practices ideally within the mining or resources industry.

  • Strong time management, organisational skills with the ability to prioritise and multitask and work autonomously.

  • Proven IT change management, incident, and problem management skills.

  • Current WA drivers’ license.

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?

  • Attractive remuneration package

  • Enjoy a monthly Leisure Day off

  • Benefits allowance

  • Performance related bonus (variable)

  • Industry leading superannuation

  • Generous parental leave scheme

  • Paid annual volunteering 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
Wednesday, 7 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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