WAO Workshop and Stores Manager (12 month fixed term contract)


Job Type:Full Time
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Alcoa is a global industry leader in bauxite, alumina and aluminum products. Our Company 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 employees have followed on with breakthrough innovations and best practices that have led to efficiency, safety, sustainability and stronger communities wherever we operate. This kind of operating excellence takes a special kind of team, made up of special people. One of them could be you.

Open to internal and external candidates

About the opportunity

Alcoa’s Western Australia Refining business has an exciting opportunity for a Workshop and Stores Manager to join the leadership team on a 12month fixed term contract. The Workshop and Stores are based at the Pinjarra refinery and provide a service to all three of Alcoa’s refineries and two mine sites.

The Workshop and Stores Manager is responsible to provide team support, motivation and development resources through effective planning and organisation and a modern leadership style to improve Workshop and Stores performance, cost effectiveness and reliability to support the business needs.

Some of the main key areas of this position are;

  • Continue the process of evolving the workshop and stores processes from reactive to a planned, predictive and preventative environment;

Provide team support, motivation and development to influence supervisors and/or high-level professionals in the process of cultural change by applying significant experience in maintenance activities and by training & guiding others who are learning their roles;

Achieve cost effective service delivery by maintaining services agreements so that delivery targets are met in a timely manner;

Pursue a workplace that is safe and without risk to health, hygiene and environment;

Build and maintain a close working relationship with key maintenance supervisors and Tradespeople, equipment managers, area engineers and other technical personnel;

Undertake complex data analysis and develop long term strategic plans for the Pinjarra Workshop and Stores departments.

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:

  • Tertiary qualifications or trade background,

At least 8-10 years’ proven experience in a Workshop Manager or similar leadership role,

Knowledge in maintenance expenditure within operating budget levels

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.

Applications close

Friday, 12th October 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.

The shortlisting 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 of Australia at www.alcoa.com.au/opportunities