Maintenance Supervisor

Alcoa Australia

Location: Wagerup

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

We are in search of a driven and passionate individual to step into the position of Maintenance Supervisor, based at our Wagerup Refinery. This is a front-line leadership position that forms part of the Clarification Operation Centre Maintenance team, reporting to the Maintenance Superintendent. This position is offered on an attractive 5on 5off days only roster!

You will provide direction and support to enable your team to contribute and achieve the overall business plan. Furthermore, responsibilities of the Supervisor are:

  • The coordination of appropriate support resources as well as delegation of allocated work to set your team up for success,

  • Coaching, mentoring and identifying development of team members to raise overall effectiveness of the work group by reducing barriers, and improving their capability, accountability and applied effort,

  • Liaising with support services such as Engineers, Planners and other work groups including contractors, for priorities and scheduled progress,

  • Achievement of sustained business efficiencies through leadership of the Alcoa problem solving process,

  • Keeping our people safe and accountable in accordance with policies, procedures in all daily operations and interactions!

  • Engagement of the crews with systems and tools to enable work teams to be productive and highly successful in achieving positive outcomes

About you

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

  • Mechanical trade certificate, or relevant industry experience,

  • Evident leadership with an ability to instil a deep commitment to safety and the environment in all aspects of daily work,

  • Highly developed communication and influencing skills to effectively convey daily priorities and action plans,

  • The ability to build strong working relationships with dynamic partners within and of our business, and

  • Efficient approach to work management practices, prioritising resources and people.

  • Experience in implementing and leading change initiatives is required

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

  • Five weeks annual leave

  • Career development opportunities

  • Shift allowance

  • Benefits allowance

  • Performance related bonus (variable)

  • Superannuation above guarantee

  • 16 weeks 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

Sunday 9 April 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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