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Mining to Refining Interface Technology Manager - Refinery of the Future

Full time
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Alcoa Australia
Mining, resources & energy
1,001-5,000 employees
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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

We seek innovation. We seek concept to turn into reality. We seek an individual to lead the development of new mining to refining process interface in partnership with the Refinery of the Future (ROF) process development team!

As the Mining to Refining Interface Manager, you are critical in providing the capability and expertise to develop this process, leading this pillar on new mine site processing schemes and enable residue free mineral processing. Leveraging current insights in these fields we seek opportunity to translate lessons learns from decades of conventional processes and systems to design new, improving both streams of the process.

This work will only be achieved through effective leadership of a high technical and capable team. You can expect to:

  • Develop new processes that can be used globally for all future refineries and retrofit to existing mine sites where feasible.

  • Design and build a high performing, multidisciplinary team that can deliver requirements across the work streams.

  • Create external support networks through R&D and Contractor services for work streams

  • Provide support to the Capital Intensity Team throughout the Program and building the ROF business cases

  • Support Program Governance internal to Program, and within Alcoa for audit requirements

You will work very closely with other technical pillar managers across the extraction, handling, processing and product delivery space, to design a new value chain with industry changing requirements!

There may be a requirement for international travel to support our global operations which may also require conference calls outside normal business hours to connect and collaborate with all locations.

About you

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

  • Tertiary qualifications in Mining Engineering / Geology, Mineral Processing or similar.

  • Master’s degree and/or MBA, relevant qualifications in specialist fields such as Project Management and Delivery or Construction.

  • Vast experience in the Mining Industry, preferably in many facets of large- scale bulk Mining Operations, Mine Engineering or Mine Planning or Geology.

  • Program/Portfolio Experience

  • Exposure in best practice mine engineering, mine planning, geology, continuous improvement, and project management.

  • Wide organisational experience for large corporations and understand the dynamics of running large cross-company initiatives.

  • Significant experience in a leadership role, with evidence of coaching and mentoring.

  • Strong problem solving, lateral “think global - act local” thinking, with a track record to take ownership of the work.

  • Effective communication, and interpersonal skills to work collaboratively in multi-disciplinary and diverse teams.

  • Adaptability, in a way of changing orientation when necessary and effective time and priority management.

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 whilst 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?

  • Competitive remuneration package

  • Car allowance

  • Benefits allowance

  • Performance related bonus (variable)

  • 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 Global Refining Locations
Alcoa operates six refineries in Australia, Brazil and Spain. In Western Australia, our three-refinery operations are the world's biggest single source of alumina and able to supply eight percent of the global market. Alcoa also has a 25% share in the refinery that is part of our Ma’aden joint venture in Saudi Arabia.

Applications close
Saturday 7 January 2023

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.

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