Maintenance Superintendent

Alcoa Australia

Location: Waroona

Job Type: Full time


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

Are you a leader looking to take the next step in your career, or to apply your experience in a new environment? Our Wagerup Refinery are looking for a Maintenance Superintendent with a passion for people management to join the team central services team for 12 months working a Monday through Friday day schedule.

As the Superintendent, we want you to lead the team of Supervisors and their crews to execute unplanned maintenance across all of our Operating Areas at Wagerup. You are tasked to raise the overall maintenance effectiveness by eliminating barriers to improvements, improving our people capability, and the alignment of these efforts!

The Superintendent contributes and is accountable for:

  • Sustained achievements and strategic improvements in the equipment management process through leadership and robust direction in relation to reliability and maintenance optimisation.

  • Asset integrity and compliance requirements are met by the operating area, identifying and effectively managing key asset related risks and maximising asset health.

  • Daily functions involving safety, environment, people management, budget planning, cost and forecasting control,

  • Linking and translating the OC objectives into achievable activity plans, empowering our personnel to achieve them by creating, implementing, sustaining and improving effective management systems to meet business needs

  • Managing maintenance supervisors, our people, resources and external service providers to effectively plan and execute maintenance activities, major overhauls and all equipment management strategies.

  • Being a key member of the operating area leadership team contributing to strategic direction, operating continuous improvement and striving for excellence.

  • Cost effective maintenance to support the process plan and schedule.

About you

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

  • Tertiary qualifications in Engineering, or relevant trade qualifications are well regarded,

  • Processing plant, Bayer process knowledge and associated equipment knowledge would be advantageous,

  • Strong interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to build, develop, and inspire success in teams, inclusive of coaching and mentoring,

  • A strong understanding and application of Environmental Health & Safety leadership and management,

  • Exposure to managing maintenance budgets, maintenance equipment management and repair strategies, and project planning

  • An effective approach to change management leading to positive outcomes and sustained employee engagement, and

  • A passion to network and forge beneficial working relationships within the wider business.

  • High levels of motivation and workplace resilience with an optimistic outlook to challenges.

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 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 27th March 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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