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Engineer Scheduling


Location: Boddington

Job Type: Full time


About South32

South32 is a globally diversified mining and metals company. Our purpose is to make a difference by developing natural resources, improving people’s lives now and for generations to come. We are trusted by our owners and partners to realise the potential of their resources. We produce bauxite, alumina, aluminium, metallurgical coal, manganese, nickel, silver, lead and zinc at our operations in Australia, Southern Africa and South America. With a focus on growing our base metals exposure, we also have two development options in North America and several partnerships with junior explorers around the world.

Tittle: Mine Engineer - Scheduling

The Opportunity

Are you looking to be home every night? If so, this is your opportunity to live, work and play a short drive from stunning coastlines, scenic trails and the food and wine heartland of the west.

Located in the picturesque south-west and Peel regions of Western Australia, South32 Worsley Alumina is on a journey to become the world’s leading Alumina producer where our 1500 workforce value the lifestyle that Worsley Alumina has to offer.

Our integrated Bauxite Mine, Alumina Refinery and Port Operation is creating the essential products needed for a sustainable low carbon future.

Reporting to the Lead Scheduling you will be responsible for providing specialist advice and execute tasks related to the development of the 3-month plans, designs, models, schedules, and forecasts for the operation to enable the effective completion of production activities. The Scheduling process must ensure safe, cost effective and continuous production that meets all quality considerations. This role will be offered on a Permanent basis.



This role is based at the Boddington Bauxite Mine located a short drive from the community of Boddington (10 minutes), Pinjarra (50 minutes) and the City of Mandurah (1 hour).

Surrounded by magnificent jarrah forests, pristine beaches and world-famous wineries, you will live and work in one of the most beautiful regions of Western Australia and still be home each night.


  • Development of the rolling 3-month plan and schedule for the mine operation incorporating production, development and rehabilitation activities that supports refinery production targets.
  • Ensure that the 3-month plan is in alignment with the medium-term plan and budget.
  • Align the production schedule with the Maintenance Work Management schedules.
  • Deliver and communicate the 3-month plan that extracts maximum value from the resources whilst incorporating Operational inputs as well as input from other internal and external stakeholders to enable precision execution.
  • Communicate to the Lead Scheduling of any material changes to the short-term schedule.
  • Contribute to the development and adherence of Production Planning standards and processes.
  • Participate in the investigation of reported events for Production Planning.
  • Identify and implement Production Planning improvement initiatives.

About You   

  • Tertiary qualification in Mining Engineering
  • High level of analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Experience in mine design, planning and scheduling surface mining operations
  • Highly competent in using XACT / Scheduling software, and preferably experience using Vulcan software (or similar).
  • Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills
  • Relationship management, collaboration and influencing skills with coordination capability.
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience working in a technical role in mining sector
  • Proven capability to operate in a complex environment, leading and facilitating diverse teams.

Our Benefits

As part of the Worsley Alumina team, you will enjoy:

  • Competitive salaries including Short-Term Incentive Bonus
  • Additional employer superannuation contributions which depend on the level of employee contributions you choose.
  • Participation in the Employee Share Plan
  • Industry leading parental leave and family care policy
  • Company supported volunteering leave and opportunities across communities in the South-West
  • Novated lease and salary sacrifice options
  • Exclusive employee discounts including health insurance, technology, and travel.

Our Culture

At Worsley Alumina, our people are key to unlocking the potential of our operation and becoming the world’s leading Alumina producer.

If you value and care for your colleagues and families, enjoy a culture of trust and togetherness and have a desire for excellence to safely produce the products of the future, then we would love to hear from you.

As an employee, you can help shape the future of our operation through our:

  • Worsley Workforce Committee directly improving our employee experience
  • Worsley Inclusion Network leading change initiatives across Worsley Alumina to increase Inclusion and Diversity in our workplace
  • Reconciliation Action Plan Working Group working closely with our First Nations employees and community members to increase First Nations representation across Worsley Alumina.

South32 embraces diversity and encourages applications from people of all backgrounds.

Please note: This advertisement will close on the 27th March 2023.