Human Factors Consultant

Alcoa Australia

Location: Banksiadale, Kwinana Beach, Pinjarra, Wagerup, Western Australia

Job Type: Full time


Shape Your World

At Alcoa, you will become an essential part of our purpose: to turn raw potential into real progress. The way we see it, every Alcoan is a work-shaper, team-shaper, idea-shaper, world-shaper.

This is your opportunity to help share the future of sustainability with world-changing innovations and low-carbon technologies. Become a valued part of the team that’s shaping the future of aluminium, revolutionising the way the world lives, builds, moves and flies. Be part of it and shape your world.

About the Role

We have an exciting opportunity for a suitably qualified Human Factors Consultant to work across our WA locations to drive improvements in employee health, wellbeing and injury prevention as part of the regional health & safety team.

Reporting through to the Human Factors Lead, your specialised knowledge and expertise will cover a large scope including the prevention and management of musculoskeletal injury, principles of Good Work Design and management of psychosocial hazards in the workplace. In this role, your key activities will be:

  • Facilitation of the Human Factors program, including working with Alcoa WA locations to integrate key strategies into the business plan.

  • Overseeing and conducting ergonomic assessments and providing recommendations for risk reduction.

  • Providing technical advice regarding ergonomic and design principles to optimise and reduce injury risk. This includes design and purchasing of new plant and equipment, and job/task redesign.

  • Assisting with injury investigations to identify causative and contributing factors and providing advice on corrective actions.

  • Providing guidance on the prevention and management of psychosocial hazards in the workplace, including work redesign.

  • Coaching and providing education on injury prevention and principles of Good Work Design.

What’s on offer:

  • Career development opportunities to pursue your passion.

  • An attractive remuneration package that recognises the skills and experience you will bring to the team.

  • A yearly performance bonus (variable) to reward your contributions.

  • Enjoy a monthly leisure day to do more of the things you love.

  • 16 weeks paid primary parental leave and 3 weeks for secondary carer.

  • Make a difference in our local communities with paid employee volunteering hours.

  • Social and diversity focused engagement opportunities.

What you can bring to the role:

  • Tertiary qualifications in Ergonomics, Organisation Psychology, Physiotherapy, OT, Exercise Science, or related field, with completion of or progression towards post graduate qualification in a related field well regarded.

  • Being eligible for registration with the appropriate professional body (AHPRA, ESSA, HFESA).

  • Demonstrated experience within an industrial, manufacturing or mining environment.

  • Sound understanding of the principles in the design of work, Human System Interaction and General Human Factors approach and concepts.

  • Strong communication, influencing and project management skills in order to oversee the implementation of projects and solutions.

  • Demonstrated ability to plan, develop, coordinate, implement and evaluate services within a defined area of practice.

  • Knowledge of risk management principles and ability to assess and identify hazards and apply risk mitigation controls.

Closing Date:

Tuesday, 10 October 2023



About the Location

As an Alcoan you are part of a global team committed to advancing sustainability and delivering excellence and innovation. Join in and become an essential part of our purpose: to turn raw potential into real progress. The power is in your hands to shape the things that matter to us all.

We are values led, vision driven and united by our purpose of transforming raw potential into real progress.  Our commitments to Inclusion, Diversity & Equity include providing trusting workplaces that are safe, respectful and inclusive of all individuals, free from discrimination, bullying and harassment and that our workplaces reflect the diversity of the communities in which we operate.   

This is a place where you are empowered to do your best work, be your authentic self, and feel a true sense of belonging. Come join us and shape your career! 

Your work. Your world. Shape them for the better.

You’ve got this!