Business Improvement Specialist

Sept. 18, 2019, 9:07 a.m.
Sept. 27, 2019, 2:08 p.m.

About the Opportunity

We have an opportunity for a Business Improvement Specialist to join the Alcoa team based at our Wagerup Refinery. The working roster is Monday through Friday, with one leisure day every four-week period.

The primary role of the Business Improvement Specialist is to demonstrate change through developing, coordinating, and implementing management systems which drive business improvement.

In this role you will:

Work with the location line management to deploy the locations strategic lean manufacturing improvement plan.

Provide support to the line management by facilitating the development, coordination, and implementation of specific business improvement strategies at the relevant department level.

Coach individual department team leaders in the application of business improvement methods and Lean Manufacturing concepts to tackle business problems.

Apply your analytical skills to build a self-sufficient, continuous improvement culture by analysing the activities of people, designing systems to identify problems, and coaching people to routinely solve problems.

This position is a key stepping stone to leadership positions within Alcoa and the improvements you deliver to the business will be testament to your success.

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 education qualifications in Engineering or related discipline would be well regarded.

Previous lean manufacturing Toyota Production System and/or Six Sigma green or black belt experience would be an advantage, not essential.

Exposure to leading change management, and

Mineral processing and Data Analysis/Analytics experience will be highly regarded

About where you will work

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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