Refinery Technician

June 30, 2020, 9:27 a.m.
July 8, 2020, 5:44 p.m.

About the Opportunity

Are you technically minded with a strong attention to detail? Are you looking for a unique part time opportunity? Alcoa's Kwinana refinery have an exciting, flexible opportunity to join the team as a refinery technician! This position is part time 0.5 FTE basis working weekdays. The role is available for a 12 month fixed term contract, with the potential of permanency.

This role reports through to the refinery's laboratory, with functional reporting to our operations engineering team. The refinery technician is accountable for planning and implementing programs and providing support to departmental and process projects aimed at monitoring and improving the productivity and efficiency as well as the overall quality of the refinery.

Your responsibilities include:

Working safely and promoting a strong safety culture in a continuously operating refinery

Assisting with measurements of process both inline and sample based

Working at heights and completing manual work; including carrying heavy equipment and hammering valves

Maintaining a high standard of accuracy and precision in all sampling & analysis

Timely progress of required work

Handle and work with corrosive chemicals

Collecting representative samples for further processing in the laboratory.

Flexible working arrangements will be considered for this role. Please let us know when you apply is this is something you're seeking.

As a nationally recognised employer of choice for gender equality 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:

The ability to demonstrate a personal commitment to safety and the environment

Well-developed interpersonal skills and proven ability to connect, work with and influence key stakeholders at all levels of the organisation.

A strong work ethic with a can-do attitude.

Previous experience in a process refinery or mineral process operation is desirable, Bayer refinery experience preferred. A good knowledge of chemistry is required and a certificate IV in Laboratory Techniques (or equivalent) will also be highly regarded.

As an Alcoa employee, you will embark on growth opportunities and can truly make a difference being part of an organisation that respects and considers flexibility whilst empowering you with stimulating and challenging work.

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

About where you will

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.

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