Electrical Maintenance Coordinator - Powerhouse

Alcoa Australia

Location: Waroona

Job Type: Full time


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About the job

An exciting opportunity exists to join Alcoa’s Powerhouse Team in the position of Equipment Maintenance Coordinator (Electrical). For this leadership opportunity you will be based at Wagerup Refinery, although as part of the wider WA Operations group can expect exposure at our other Refineries, whether temporary, or permanent in future.

Supervising a team of Electrical / Instrument (E/I) technicians, the Coordinator plays an active role in supporting the Powerhouse to maintain and solve problems that will maximise the performance of the Power Distribution (PD) & E/I infrastructure, reduce costs and improve EH&S issues. The role has a critical review and audit function to ensure management understand the limitations of the PD-E/I infrastructure and that where this is being operated outside the limitations that recommendations are made to correct this.

This role includes:

  • Ensuring that the equipment management strategies and planned work targets are achieved by focusing on a detailed plan, work-packs and optimisation of resources

  • Representing the Powerhouse in regards to site wide equipment scheduling, aligning major equipment maintenance / overhauls with the site & WA plan

  • Planning E/I component on equipment major overhaul outages

  • Developing, coaching and training of EI personnel

  • Carrying the responsibility of the Powerhouse Supervising Gas Fitter, and level 3 Site HV Switching Operator

About you

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

  • A passion for managing and developing individuals to utilise their unique strengths and expertise to maximise powerhouse performance

  • Communication skills that enable you to communicate effectively across all levels of Alcoa’s business as well as external parties

  • Both an interest and experience in electrical power distribution

  • An aptitude to effectively plan and schedule resources

  • Informed and intuitive problem-solving skills

  • Supervisory Gas Fitter licence and HV Switching Operator tickets would be considered favourably

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
Thursday 13 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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