Maintenance Superintendent

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 passionate about people and can optimise maintenance solutions for our business? Then we want to hear from you!

We would like to speak with experienced and talented Maintenance Superintendents who are interested in pursuing a career with Alcoa. This role is Monday to Friday, leading the Fixed Plant group supporting our Huntly Bauxite Mine.

Our Maintenance Superintendents provide leadership and support to our operations enabling us to optimise the utilisation of our resources and in turn meeting production and operational targets. Effective and systematic problem solving to increase the overall effectiveness of our equipment and people, is a key success factor for this position.

Key Responsibilities include:

  • Set business objectives for the department and translate these effectively to your team.
  • Ensure that maintenance and equipment care activities are meeting operating requirements.
  • Review and report against objectives providing effective feedback, support and recognition.
  • Ensure the correct reporting systems are implemented and are identifying problems efficiently.
  • Work to maintain and improve safety, environment, cost and production activities.
  • Drive a safety-first culture throughout all areas of the operation ensuring that systems and tools are in place to achieve zero injuries.
  • Continually develop talent within your team and ensure you create a diverse and inclusive culture with an emphasis on collaboration and teamwork.

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 track record within a maintenance leadership role within mining or heavy industry
  • A leadership style that promotes inclusiveness, collaboration and teamwork.
  • Ability set to exceed objectives and act as an integral driver of performance.
  • Outstanding problem-solving skills with a high level of innovation to ensure continuous improvements are achieved.
  • A safety-first attitude where you lead from the front in ensuring the highest levels of HSE standards are achieved.

About where you will work

Huntly Bauxite Mine is located in the Darling Range near Dwellingup, approximately 100 kilometres south of Perth. It is the world’s second largest bauxite mine, supplying ore to Alcoa’s Pinjarra and Kwinana alumina refineries. Approximately 600 people work at the mine.

Applications close
Sunday 19th April 2020

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.
  • Find out more about working for Alcoa in Australia at

About Alcoa in Australia?

  • Alcoa employs approximately 4,000 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 18 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.