Laboratory Analyst

Location: Perth
Job Type: Full time
Reference: REF1594A

Alcoa Corporation is a global industry leader in the production of bauxite, alumina and aluminum, enhanced by a strong portfolio of value-added cast and rolled products and substantial energy assets. Alcoa Corporation draws on the innovation culture, customer relationships and strong brand of ParentCo. Previously known as the Aluminum Company of America, ParentCo pioneered the aluminum industry 128 years ago with the discovery of the first commercial process for the affordable production of aluminum. Since the discovery, Alcoa aluminum was used in the Wright brothers’ first flight (1903), ParentCo helped produce the first aluminum-sheathed skyscraper (1952), the first all-aluminum vehicle frame (1994) and the first aluminum beer bottle (2004).

Today, Alcoa Corporation extends this heritage of product and process innovation as it strives to continuously redefine world-class operational performance at its locations, while partnering with its customers across its range of global products. We believe that the lightweight capabilities and enhanced performance attributes that aluminum offers across a number of end markets are in increasingly high demand and underpin strong growth prospects for Alcoa Corporation.

Alcoa Corporation’s operations encompass all major production processes in the primary aluminum industry value chain, which we believe provides Alcoa Corporation with a strong platform from which to serve our customers in each critical segment.

About the opportunity

Open to Internal and External Applicants

An opening exists for a Laboratory Analyst in the Refinery Laboratory at Kwinana.

The Laboratory Analyst completes routine and non-routine laboratory analysis as determined by the work schedule and as requested by the laboratory group leader. In this role you will instigate repeat sampling and analysis for unusual results and provide samples to laboratory process streams for routine analytical and adhoc requests in a safe way. You will be required to identify potential problems with sample integrity related to the sampling process. The Laboratory analyst enters data into the laboratory and refinery information systems and verifies data by comparing with historical performance trends and reviews the impact of results with Stake holders.

This is a permanent role on shift relief you will be working on all 12-hour shift patterns, 10.3 and days as required. The applicant needs to demonstrate flexibility to be able to move between shift rotations.

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.

You will have demonstrated your ability to work as a member of a small team to achieve the objectives of the department. Using your excellent communication skills, you will be able to provide input to the group, working with minimum supervision on many occasions.

The successful applicant must possess a minimum Certificate in Laboratory Practices and have extensive experience working in a production laboratory environment. The role involves sampling and analysis of refinery process liquor streams, involvement in plant projects and communicating results to operations personnel. Experience in analytical procedures such as Gas Chromatography, XRF analysis and ICP analysis would be considered advantageous. Applicants must be able to demonstrate knowledge of LIMS and a variety of laboratory analytical equipment. Good communication skills, an ability to work effectively as a team member, an excellent safety outlook and being flexible in working to the business needs are all required qualities

About where you will work

Kwinana Alumina Refinery is located 40 kilometres south of Perth in the Kwinana Industrial Area. It is a major employer in the area with approximately 870 employees. An estimated 48 per cent of employees live in the neighbouring communities of Kwinana, Cockburn and Rockingham.

Applications close

Tuesday 21 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.
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