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Chemical Services Manager

Alcoa Australia

Location: Kwinana Beach

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.

At Alcoa, you’re an essential part of our purpose: to turn raw potential into real progress. This is an opportunity for you to bring your wealth of experience to the team and help shape the future of sustainability with world-changing innovations and low carbon technologies. You have the power to shape things to make them better.

About the Role:

Are you looking for an opportunity to combine your technical chemistry or metallurgy expertise with leading and developing a high performing team? Then we want to hear from you!

Due to a recent promotion, we now have an opening for a Chemical Services Manager to lead our lab facilities at our Kwinana Refinery. Working on a Monday through Friday days roster, you will manage a 24/7 laboratory service to our mining and refinery operations located across the Perth metro and Peel region.

Reporting to the Technical Services Manager you will provides expert advice to our operations and undertake the following activities:

  • Manage the Refinery Laboratory in a safe and cost effective manner to produce quality process control and problem solving information to the Technical Services group and Kwinana Refinery personnel.

  • Provide a world class product certification service for all of WA Chemicals and SGA production to Marketing.

  • Manage the WA Mining Laboratory in a safe and cost-effective manner to produce quality analyses on exploration drilling samples and historical samples for the Mine Development group.

  • Represent Alcoa at Australian and international standards committees and ISO working groups for the development of analytical standards.

  • Represent the Kwinana Refinery Laboratory at the Technology advancement Team meetings and support associated activities.

  • Provide leadership to a team comprising of chemists, supervisors, lab technicians and analysts to support further development and succession planning for the laboratory.

What’s on offer:

  • Career development opportunities to pursue your passion

  • Car allowance

  • Benefits allowance

  • Performance related bonus (variable)

  • 16 weeks paid parental leave scheme

  • Paid annual volunteer hours

  • Social and diversity focused engagement opportunities

What you can bring to the role:

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

  • Relevant tertiary qualifications in Chemistry or Metallurgy.

  • Knowledge of the Bayer process would be highly advantageous.

  • An ability to lead and develop a team and deliver results through others.

  • A customer centric mentality with an ability to build trusted relationships across the business.

  • Background in working within the mineral processing or mining industry.

Closing Date: Wednesday 27th September


About the Location

Alcoa's Kwinana Refinery was the first of Alcoa’s three West Australian alumina refineries. Located within the Kwinana Industrial Area, south of Perth, the refinery implements a wide range of world-leading technology innovations that continuously improve production and environmental performance. By joining our team, you can shape the future of sustainability with world-changing innovations and low-carbon technologies. You have the power to shape things to make them better. Come shape your career with us!

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.