Production Superintendent

Alcoa Australia

Location: Kwinana Beach

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 an exceptional leader with strong problem solving and people skills? Can you demonstrate your track record in driving outcomes in a large-scale industrial environment? Then we want to hear from you!

We are looking for an experienced Production Superintendent to join our refinery in Kwinana. Working in this integral leadership position, your key responsibility is to monitor, coordinate and supervise production and assist as required for the planned and unplanned maintenance activities of the Operating Centre (OC). You will encourage your OC to align with corporate policies, procedures and accepted professional standards to optimise business stability and production to achieve strategic business goals.

Other responsibilities include:

  • Leveraging change through implementing systematic business improvements using Alcoa Business Systems.

  • Accountability for all day-to-day functions including safety and environment, people, production, maintenance, equipment management

  • Budgeting and cost control

  • Training and development of employees

  • Provide input into and implementation of the strategic plan and direction of the area.

About you

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

  • Tertiary qualifications in Chemical/Process Engineering or Electrical/Mechanical Engineering (desirable).

  • Supervisory experience in a manufacturing or process industry.

  • Bayer process knowledge would be highly desirable or a track record in a similar refining industry.

  • Strong communication skills with proven ability to build relationships at all levels of the organisation.

  • Influential leadership skills with the ability to manage change and create a high performing team culture.

  • Flexible leadership with experience of encouraging and championing a workforce that is diverse.

  • Business improvement and continuous improvement mindset.

We are searching for superintendents who will succeed through their team, have exceptional people skills with the passion to foster a positive team culture, which is understanding, accepting, and working together to achieve a common goal. If you believe you can fulfil the above criteria, we would love to hear from you.

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?

  • Excellent remuneration package

  • Car 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
Monday 10th April

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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