Electrical Maintenance Group Leader (Supervisor - Willowdale Mine)

Location: Regional WA
Job Type: Full time
Reference: REF1582S

Alcoa is a global industry leader in bauxite, alumina and aluminum products. Our Company is built on a foundation of strong values and operating excellence dating back nearly 130 years to the world-changing discovery that made aluminum an affordable and vital part of modern life. Since inventing the aluminum industry, and throughout our history, our talented employees have followed on with breakthrough innovations and best practices that have led to efficiency, safety, sustainability and stronger communities wherever we operate. This kind of operating excellence takes a special kind of team, made up of special people. One of them could be you.

About the opportunity

We have an exciting new opportunity for an experienced Electrical Maintenance leader to join our Willowdale Mine maintenance department as a Group Leader (Supervisor) on a 19 day month.

In this challenging leadership role, you will be responsible for developing effective Electrical work plans using a standardised planning process, as well as providing Electrical trade crews leadership.

You will be involved in daily and weekly planning and the development of the electrical plan each week to ensure the business needs are met. This will include developing costed work packs which contain detailed work scope, resource requirements (including labour and equipment) and parts / materials management.

As a Group Leader at Alcoa you will be responsible for crew safety, work performance and people development of the Electrical maintenance teams, ensuring they are properly trained and aligned to the mines business goals.

You will coach the crew to become an effective semi-autonomous work group that can make informed decisions to manage their own safety performance, work output, cost control, reporting and problem solving.

For the right candidate, flexible work arrangements would be considered for this role. Please let us know when you apply if this is something you are seeking.

As a nationally recognised employer of choice for gender equity and advocate for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and intersex inclusion, Alcoa encourages applications from women, people of diverse backgrounds and those with different skills and life experiences.

About you

Our values – act with integrity, operate with excellence, care for people – are at the foundation of everything we do.

As a minimum you will possess an Electrical or Electrical/Instrumentation trade background (or equivalent) and have significant experience applying trade skills in a continuous processing/mining environment. You must be able to demonstrate a successful history of planning, scheduling and executing electrical planned maintenance, preferably within a computerised maintenance planning system.

Well-developed communication skills are essential to enable you to co-ordinate the Electrical maintenance team, negotiate issues and prioritise workload with your peers, other supervisory staff and senior management.

A proven record of accomplishment in the safe operation and maintenance of high voltage distribution systems, which may include circuit breakers, distribution transformers and overhead powerlines, is also highly desirable.

About where you will work

Willowdale Bauxite Mine is located in the Darling Range near Waroona, approximately 120 kilometres south of Perth. It mines and supplies bauxite ore to Alcoa’s Wagerup Alumina Refinery. Approximately 300 people work at the mine.

Applications close

Thursday 16th August 2018

About Alcoa in Australia?

Alcoa employs approximately 4,300 people in Western Australia (WA) and Victoria; most of our employees live regionally and our head office is in the Perth suburb of Booragoon.

Alcoa has been named an employer of choice for 16 consecutive years by the Federal Government’s Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA), and Alcoa of Australia’s Chairman and Managing Director Michael Parker is a WGEA Pay Equity Ambassador.

Alcoa is an active and supportive partner in the community. The company sponsors ideas and opportunities important to local people such as addressing mental health, inspiring youth, promoting environmental education and highlighting health and safety.

Alcoa has been contributing economically and socially in Western Australia and Victoria for more than 50 years. More than 75 per cent of Alcoa of Australia’s total annual revenue stays in Australia through wages, local purchasing, taxes, royalties, capital investment and dividends to Australian shareholders.

Additional information

It is Alcoa's policy that all employees must advise their immediate supervisor or manager of their application prior to applying.

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.
  • Find out more about working for Alcoa of Australia at www.alcoa.com.au/opportunities

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.