Power Station Controller

July 3, 2020, 8:19 a.m.
July 8, 2020, 7:53 a.m.

About the Opportunity

Our people inspire us daily with their passion, their ideas and their support for each other.

At our three alumina refineries south of Perth we run natural gas-fired cogeneration power stations. The unit at our Pinjarra Refinery is one of WA’s most energy efficient power plants. These enable us to considerably reduces our refinery emissions, working towards Alcoa’s value of sustainability, whilst supplying low cost energy to others across WA.

The productivities and efficiencies of our power stations are not solely due the technologies we employ but are reliant on the skills and knowledge of those that operate them. We are seeking experienced and proactive Power Station Controllers to join our crews. Permanent opportunities but may include 12 month fixed-term contracts or the chance to be part of our future talent pool. Rosters in these positions include a flexible 9-day fortnight and a 12-hour continuous shift roster.

Our Power Station Controllers work in a supportive, flexible environment, operating across all three of our WA Powerhouses to support Major Overhaul and projects. Joining them, you would be communicating across multi-disciplinary teams to meet the criticality of your tasks, making quality decisions to support business needs in a constantly evolving environment.

As a Power Station Controller, you have an outstanding ability to fault find on a range of steam, power, hydraulic and air driven equipment. Your proactive nature means you are continually working to ensure you are improving reliability and equipment readiness and you are passionate about passing on your knowledge of sophisticated mechanical and electrical concepts to those around you.

For the right candidate, flexible work arrangements would be considered for this role. Please let us know when you apply flexibility 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.

We appreciate that power station experience is a niche skillset. Are you passionate about problem solving with technical and precision turbines and compressors? Can you take a project from concept to completion? Operate a digital control system? Do you find yourself naturally identifying and rectifying risks and operate with a safety-first mentality, using controls and procedures to enable this? Alcoa has the perfect opportunity for you!

To be part of our ongoing success you will have:

A Worksafe High Risk Licence for Advanced Boilers (BA) and Turbine Operation (TO)

Experience in the operation of Gas Turbines with Heat Recovery Steam Generators

Previous experience in condition monitoring and distributive control

Certificate IV in ESI (Generation), or a commitment to complete it

Experience with Power Station or similar precision rotating equipment

Strong customer service focus

Self-motivation to work both semi-autonomously and collaboratively in a small dynamic team

Alcoa will offer you:

Secure employment on a competitive salary with above industry superannuation and health incentive payments

A broad range of employee discounts through our employee benefits package

Ongoing support for you and your family with our Employee Assistance Program.

Join Alcoa’s supportive environment to thrive in your career. Become the best that you can be!

Please note that no agency applications will be accepted at this time

About where you will 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 870 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.

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