Field Maintenance Planner

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

Passionate about maintenance and problem solving in a highly energetic environment?

Enjoy prioritising the demands of operations and delivering an executable schedule to maximise production and minimise cost?

Then express your interest as we search for a Maintenance Planner to join us at our Wagerup Refinery!

Being a Maintenance Planner at Alcoa, you will play a pivotal role within an operations centre work management team. scheduling maintenance activities. From scoping and planning ad hoc and preventative maintenance strategies, to scheduling maintenance work effectively to reduce equipment operational down time. Proactive engagement with frontline workers, support staff and line leaders alike, will be vital along with a high level of autonomy to collate and prioritise all the relevant information you need to successfully carry out the planning process.

You will contribute to the team by:

  • Follow and uphold the work management system from work identification, planning, scheduling through to Job completion, review, and improvements.

  • Utilizing the Computerised Maintenance Management System (CMMS) to maintain and update the Operating centre’s assets including mechanical, electrical, instrument and civil equipment.

  • Scheduling data to produce yearly, monthly, and weekly plans, factoring in process alignment and impacts to produce executable plans which will be used to forecast site costs and production.

  • Provide material management support including the ordering and tracking of planned materials, as well as establishing and maintaining bill of materials (BOM) and any relevant sparing for all operating centre equipment using CMMS and work management programs.

  • Closely working and liaising with engineering, internal functional groups, vendors and contractor resources to support the work management process.

  • Assisting the Operating centre meet monthly and annual financial targets through the budgeting and forecasting processes.

  • Assist Engineering with asset management strategies, to optimise the reliability of the operating centre’s equipment.

About you

To play a part in our ongoing success we are interested in hearing from individuals with:

  • Relevant industry experience within a Maintenance or Planning/Scheduling related role.

  • Self-motivation and ability to use own initiative to solve problems.

  • Strong attention to detail to uphold accurate maintenance records.

  • Ability to pick up and learn new systems and procedures easily.

  • Effective communication skills to engage with diverse teams and stakeholders.

  • Mechanical trade background or Certificate in an Asset Management related field would be useful.

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

  • Career development opportunities

  • Monthly Leisure Day

  • Benefits allowance

  • Performance related bonus (variable)

  • Superannuation above guarantee

  • 16 weeks paid 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
Sunday 18 June 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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