Mechanical Tradesperson

May 16, 2019, 8:51 a.m.
May 16, 2019, 6:53 p.m.

About the Opportunity

A vacancy exists for the position of Mechanical (Fitter and Turner) Tradesperson, within the Maintenance team at Portland Aluminium.  Reporting to a Maintenance Supervisor, this is a day role, working Monday to Friday.

Our Mechanical Trades people safely perform and coordinate Mechanical maintenance work, including:

preparation of work scopes


handover to and from operations

completion of work activities

commissioning, and

initial running checks and alignments.

As a Mechanical Tradesperson at our Portland Smelter you will liaise with internal and external work parties to safely complete tasks to required quality and service levels. You will optimise the performance of the process and equipment by installing, repairing, commissioning and testing equipment and components. Key to the role is the effective and efficient completion of tasks whilst upholding our environmental, health and safety standards.

Trades people utilise their skills, technical knowledge and methodologies to identify and eliminate waste, and may also direct contractors and audit work quality.

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 Mechanical - Fitter & Turner - Trade (Australian Apprenticeship, Tradesperson’s Rights Certificate or equivalent).

Advanced skills and knowledge necessary to isolate, diagnose, analyse and rectify complex equipment related problems.

Problem-solving is a major component of this position and an essential skill requirement, along with good communication and interpersonal skills to provide technical advice and direction.

High levels of initiative and the ability to work both independently and as part of a team.

Previous experience in heavy manufacturing / industrial or continuous production environment is considered advantageous.

Commitment to environment, health and safety in the workplace and a willingness to participate in safety improvement initiatives is essential.

About where you will work

Portland Aluminium Smelter is located five kilometres south of Portland, a vibrant coastal town in south-west Victoria, and approximately 360 kilometres south west of Melbourne. The smelter employs approximately 650 employees and contractors.

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