Process Operator Trainee

Alcoa Australia

Location: Kwinana Beach, Pinjarra, 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. Come grow your career, collaborate on a global scale, and deliver materials essential to the world. While some roles are based on-site, Alcoa also offers a flexible working model for certain positions. Learn more about the endless career possibilities for you at Alcoa!

About the job

Our people inspire us with their passion, their ideas, their support for each other and their community focus. As a company we believe diversity makes us stronger and shapes our future.

As a nationally recognised employer of choice for gender equity, Alcoa encourages applications from women, Aboriginal people, and others of diverse backgrounds with different skills and life experiences. We partner closely with our local communities and have a deep commitment to the traditional owners of the land upon which we operate. We are keen to grow employment opportunities for those local to our sites to enable them to develop rewarding careers within our business.

We are seeking motivated, engaged, team-orientated people with a strong desire to shape their career at Alcoa.

Industry experience is not necessary, just bring a can-do, positive attitude; because for us, the right attitude is everything!

Commencing in September 2023, our 12 month Traineeship program will be located at one of our three refineries (Kwinana, Pinjarra, or Wagerup).

What’s on offer?

  • On the job training

  • Certificate II in Process Operations

  • Enrolment in TAFE courses

  • Excellent base salary including benefits.

    • Health allowance

    • Industry leading superannuation-14%

    • Industry leading parental leave scheme

    • Paid annual volunteer hours

  • Family friendly, work life balance - 9 Day fortnight roster

  • Employee Assistance Program

  • 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)

As a Refinery Process Operator Trainee, you will have the opportunity to work in a high tech and challenging environment whilst being provided with both on and off the job competency-based training. Working to complete TAFE studies, you will be rewarded with a nationally recognised qualification in Certificate II in Process Plant Operations on completion of the traineeship.

Our experienced and supportive trainers will introduce you to a job that involves:

  • Gaining a sound knowledge of environmental and safety principles

  • Operating, monitoring, and maintaining a wide variety of refinery process equipment

  • Completing all daily routines and reports

  • Contributing to the daily work targets being met safely and efficiently

  • Collecting and processing online samples

  • Performing routines which may include manually lubricating, opening, and closing valves with a hammer (once qualified).

  • Providing on the job training to other operators (when qualified)

  • Participating in team projects, workplace quality and process improvements

  • Completing a range of off the job training modules through TAFE

Our values at Alcoa serve as a foundation illustrating who we are at our best.

Our values include:

  • Act with integrity,

  • Operate with excellence,

  • Care for people,

  • Lead with courage.

About you

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

  • Be comfortable to work at heights and be physically fit (requirement of this role).

  • Demonstrate a proactive/can-do attitude with the willingness to learn, give everything a go and ask questions to expand your skills and knowledge.

  • Have a strong team focus.

  • Be committed to safety.

  • Show excellent attention to detail, problem solving ability and good initiative.

Applications close
Sunday 11th June 2023.

Additional information

  • 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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