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Mechanical Tradesperson (Talent Pool)

Alcoa - Kwinana Beach, WA

Mining, Oil & Gas
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Alcoa (NYSE: AA) is a global industry leader in bauxite, alumina and aluminum products, with a strong portfolio of value-added cast and rolled products and substantial energy assets. Alcoa 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 Alcoans have followed on with breakthrough innovations and best practices that have led to efficiency, safety, sustainability and stronger communities wherever we operate.About the opportunity

Remuneration package: Starting base salary $102,473 plus relevant shift allowances.

We are seeking experienced and proactive Mechanical Tradespersons, in both the Mechanical Fitting and Boilermaker disciplines, to join our crews at one of our three Alumina Refineries located south of Perth.

We can offer a family friendly roster, allowing you to work within a refinery environment but able to go home at the end of every shift. Alcoa has opportunities now and in the future for permanent contracts, fixed-term contracts or being part of our future talent pool. These positions are on either a 9 day fortnight day roster, 10.3 hour or 12-hour shift rosters.

We are looking for employees with the right attitude to work with us to realise our vision of making Alcoa a better, safer, more diverse and inclusive workplace for everyone.

As a company we believe diversity makes us stronger. For over 17 years Alcoa has been named an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality. Alcoa proudly champions a Women in Operations (WIO) program, encouraging talented women to take opportunities and develop rewarding careers. But we strive to do more!

We are seeking candidates who are proactive in their work approach with a desire for continual improvement. You will possess strong diagnostic, problem solving and fault-finding skills with the ability to work with like-minded people.

The Key Tasks Performed Will Include

As a Mechanical Tradesperson you are one of the key contributors in maximising equipment availability at a time when technical resources are unavailable.

  • Routine, planned maintenance on mechanical plant and associated equipment
  • Fault finding and break-down maintenance on fixed plant equipment
  • Working autonomously to solve problem, diagnose and make recommendation of repairs
  • Scoping of future maintenance including identification of part numbers
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.

To be successful in this role and to play a part in our ongoing success you will have:
  • Mechanical Trades certificate
  • High Risk Licenses: Working at Heights and Confined Space Entry
  • Dogging, forklift and EWP tickets are desirable
  • Manual Metal Arc Welding (MMAW), ideally with 3G or 6G coded experience
  • Laser Alignment experience is desirable
  • Experience on computerised maintenance systems is desirable
  • Manual ‘C’ class drivers’ licence
  • Strong commitment to safety
  • Self-motivation to complete quality work in a semi-autonomous dynamic team

About Where You Will Work

Pinjarra Alumina Refinery is located 90 kilometres south of Perth, a 30-minute drive from the coastal city of Mandurah and six kilometres, or a 10-minute drive, east of the regional town of Pinjarra. It is situated in the Peel region of Western Australia, within the Shire of Murray and is a major regional employer with approximately 1000 employees.

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.

Wagerup Alumina Refinery is located on the border of Western Australia’s Peel and South West regions, 130 kilometres south of Perth, four kilometres north of Yarloop and 13 kilometres south of Waroona. Wagerup refinery employs approximately 620 people and of those, around 30 per cent live in the local shires of Waroona and Harvey.

Applications close: Wednesday, 24th February 2021

Please note that no agency applications will be accepted at this time

Additional Information
  • 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.