Maintenance Planner

Alcoa Australia

Location: Portland

Job Type: Full time


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About the job

Maintenance Planner

We are seeking a Planner to join our Maintenance team at Portland Aluminium.

As a Planner at our Portland Smelter you are responsible for maximising maintenance and process effectiveness and efficiency by planning all scheduled activities prior to the commencement of a job. This involves safely integrating manufacturing and financial requirements into an effective Maintenance Plan.

The Maintenance Planner strives to continuously improve productivity and work quality by anticipating and eliminating potential delays through effective planning and co-ordination. Other responsibilities include:

  • Developing the weekly plan and facilitating weekly planning meetings in line with standardised Alcoa planning processes.

  • Supporting the daily planning process and making information available to ensure successful work execution in a timely and effective manner as well as capturing outcomes.

  • Ensuring people, parts and processes are available for maintenance activities in a timely manner.

  • Contributing to maintenance efficiency and effectiveness by participating in reviews of major activities, seeking improvements, reporting on such activities and initiating action where appropriate.

  • Assisting in financial budget preparation, forecasting and maintenance strategies; ensuring long-term activity schedules are accurate and up to date.

About you

To be successful in this role and to play a part in our ongoing success you will have:

  • A Mechanical (Fitting & Turning) or Electrical Trade Certificate or Degree is advantageous however applicants with planning experience will be considered.

  • Strong interpersonal skills that enable you to establish relationships and communicate with ease, at all levels of the organisation.

  • Dedication to environment, health and safety in the workplace and the ability to actively contribute to safety improvement initiatives.

  • Excellent attention to detail, organisational and problem-solving skills.

  • The ability to co-ordinate multiple project/planning initiatives within the maintenance group.

  • Experience in heavy industry and the use of computer-based maintenance systems is advantageous.

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?

  • Competitive remuneration package

  • Monthly Leisure Day

  • Career development opportunities

  • Benefits allowance

  • Performance related bonus (variable)

  • Superannuation above guarantee

  • 16 weeks parental leave scheme

  • Paid annual volunteer hours

  • 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
Tuesday 7th February 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.

  • 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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