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Mechanical Reliability Engineer

Alcoa of Australia - Perth, WA

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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

Are you seeking a role that encompasses reliability analysis and maintenance improvement of a wide range of equipment, interaction with diversely skilled teams, and the career satisfaction of working in close knit leadership team? We have the opportunity for you!

Our Wagerup Refinery are looking for a suitably qualified and experienced Mechanical Reliability Engineer to join our team. The working roster is a day role Monday through Friday, with one flexible leisure day every four-week period - one of the ways we encourage a work-life balance.

You will play a key part in supporting our Refinery through:

  • Identifying long term opportunities for improvement through the provision of technical expertise with a focus on equipment reliability and improving plant capacity,

  • Providing single point accountability for engineering support in the day-to-day operations,

  • Being a catalyst and contributing to improvements in Operation Area performance in both the short and long term.

Your role as a Reliability Engineer will be challenging and diverse, and require a strong customer focus with contribution to:

  • Leading root cause analysis investigation of failures,

  • Developing work scopes for major equipment repairs using fitness for service approaches,

  • Developing and improving equipment management strategies using a suite of reliability approaches,

  • Implementing improvements and driving to completion,

  • Involvement with Capital Projects, and

  • Safety leadership; the corner stone of Alcoa operations!

About you

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

  • A tertiary qualification in Mechanical Engineering, with previous experience in maintenance, reliability, heavy industry or plant engineering highly regarded,

  • An understanding of risk management, quality improvement and reliability excellence processes,

  • The ability to communicate at all levels of the organisation, crucial within our dynamic and diverse team environment,

  • A sound track record in pro-active problem solving with your use of initiative and a desire to continuously improve business performance,

  • An ability to prioritise a high work load and persevere through daily challenges,

  • Sound business acumen to contribute to overall Refinery successes, and

  • Passion and commitment to Environment, Health and Safety in the workplace.

Why Alcoa?

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

At Alcoa we strive to create an inclusive workplace where employees can bring their whole selves to work regardless of their background. We know it starts and finishes with you, which is why our value ‘care for people’ is so important to us. It ensures not only your physical safety but also provides an inclusive and welcoming workplace for people from all walks of life, encouraging diversity of thought from each and every person.

We embrace change, new ideas and promote a culture of respect and equal opportunity. Our employment programs, underpinned by diversity and equality, continue to be recognised and rewarded. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, women and LGBTIQ+ job seekers.

As an Alcoa employee, you will embark on growth opportunities and can truly make a difference being part of an organisation that respects and considers flexibility whilst empowering you with stimulating and challenging work.

Flexible work arrangements may be considered, please let us know when you apply if this is something you are seeking.

What’s on offer?

  • Excellent remuneration package

  • Monthly Leisure Day

  • Benefits allowance

  • Performance related bonus (variable)

  • Industry leading superannuation

  • Industry leading parental leave scheme

  • Paid annual volunteer hours

  • Employee Assistance Program

  • Novated car lease scheme

  • Employee groups including the Social Club, Alcoa Women’s Network and EAGLE (Employees at Alcoa for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Equality)

Applications close
Sunday 28 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.