Laboratory Analyst

Alcoa Australia

Location: Pinjarra

Job Type: Full time


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About the job

Do you have a passion for chemical analysis? We may have the opportunity for you! We are seeking a dedicated Laboratory Analyst to join the Laboratory team on a full-time, permanent basis at our Pinjarra Refinery. The roster accounts for relief coverage in the Laboratory on both 12-hour day/night shifts, and 9-hour day shifts.

As a Laboratory Analyst you will be involved in the preparation and analysis of routine bauxite, oxalate, liquor and alumina samples to support our Pinjarra Refinery operations. You will make use of automated instrument systems to assist in your detailed laboratory analytical work. You will largely work unsupervised in a small, diverse technical team, reporting to the Laboratory Supervisor.

Duties and accountabilities are varied and range from:

  • Sample, preparation and analysis using a variety of techniques

  • Data entry, verification and understanding the impact of results

  • Results management through Lab Data Management systems, as well as interpretation and communication of results with refinery process operations

  • Calibration, maintenance and housekeeping of laboratory equipment and facilities.

  • Assist in the training of laboratory personnel.

About you

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

  • Recent University and TAFE Graduates strongly encouraged to apply – Bachelor of Science (e.g. Chemistry, Medical) or TAFE Certificate IV in Laboratory Practices

  • Experience in analytical procedures such as GC, XRF, ICP, and general wet chemical analysis is considered advantageous.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of Lab Data Management systems, and a variety of laboratory analytical equipment.

  • A minimum Graduate Certificate in Laboratory Practices or have extensive experience working in a production laboratory environment.

  • Well-developed communication skills, an ability to work effectively as a team member, an excellent safety outlook and being flexible in working to the business needs are all desired qualities!

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

  • Five weeks annual leave

  • Shift 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
Thursday, 8th 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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