Production Supervisor

Location:Kwinana Beach
Job Type:Full Time

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 an inspiring leader with a passion for production? Then we want to hear from you!

Joining the team as a Production Supervisor you will play an integral part in the success of our operations and will be responsible for:

  • Coaching and mentoring others to reach their full potential.
  • Developing and upholding the highest standards of process and production practices.
  • Deliver to challenging goals in line with both our short term and long-term goals.
  • Implementing and sustaining business system improvements, assisting team members to implement initiatives and the auditing of standardised work practices.
  • Act as the first point of contact for issues engaging with your team to problem solve and in turn resolve issues as they arise.
  • Ensure a strong HSE culture is maintained.
  • Working within Digestion, Clarification, Precipitation or Calcination functions.

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:

  • A background of working in a production supervisor role with outstanding leadership capabilities where you have been able to deliver on key operational targets.
  • A track record within heavy industry ideally with Alumina or mineral processing.
  • Ability to demonstrate a strong commitment to the health and safety of yourself and others.
  • Experienced in problem solving and an ability to drive continuous improvement.
  • Experience of building and leading a cohesive, diverse team to achieve operational short- and long-term goals.
  • Values driven management style with a focus on caring for, developing, and supporting your team.
  • Strong IT skills and ability to pick up new systems and procedures easily.

This campaign is part of our talent in demand program focusing on our top 10 high volume vacancies for 2020 and beyond. Register your interest in a career with Alcoa today!

About where you may 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 850 employees. An estimated 48 per cent of employees live in the neighbouring communities of Kwinana, Cockburn and Rockingham.

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.

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
Thursday 2 April 2020

Additional information

  • You will only be contacted if you are shortlisted as part of our talent programme.
  • 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 in Australia at

About Alcoa in Australia?

  • Alcoa employs approximately 4,250 people in Western Australia 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 17 consecutive years by the Federal Government’s Workplace Gender Equality Agency.
  • 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 56 years. More than 65 per cent of Alcoa’s Australian annual revenue stays in Australia through wages, local purchasing, taxes, royalties, capital investment and dividends to Australian shareholders.