Chemical Engineer

Chemical Engineer

Alcoa | kwinana beach, WA, AU

Posted 9 days ago

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Mining - Engineering & Maintenance (Mining, Resources & Energy)
Just as aluminium is the element of possibility, so too, are our current and future employees. When you join Alcoa, you have the opportunity to help define what it means to be a sustainable aluminium company. Our 135-year legacy gives you the systems and tools to thrive. We invented the industry and today we are redefining what it means to be a sustainable aluminium company from mines to metal. We are open, honest, accountable and do what we say we’ll do. We relentlessly pursue outstanding and sustainable results and creatively transform ideas into value. We treat all people with dignity and provide a diverse, inclusive work culture. We work safely, promote wellness, and protect the environment. Come grow your career, collaborate on a global scale and deliver materials essential to the world. Learn more about the endless career possibilities for you at Alcoa! 
About the job
We have an exciting opportunity for a Chemical Engineer to join our technical group at our Kwinana Refinery. Working Monday to Friday with a monthly leisure day, you can enjoy work-life balance with site also being close to home!
The Chemical Engineer is primarily accountable for monitoring process variables and recommending changes, initiating and conducting investigatory projects and implementing process efficiency improvements to facilitate the continuity and improvement in operation of the process, plant, and product quality within his/her assigned area of responsibility.
In this role, you will also:
Ensure prudent commitment of capital by developing and regularly updating production upgrade plans and cost reduction plans.
Consistently improve the technical efficiency of the refinery through best practice application and daily management processes. 
Contribute to the expansion of production capability and improved technical operations by process problem-solving and plant trials.
About you
To play a part in our ongoing success we are seeking someone with:
A tertiary qualification in Chemical Engineering. Similar field engineering professionals (e.g. mechanical or mineral processing) with process plant experience will also be considered.
Well-developed communication skills across a broad range of stakeholders
The ability to maintain effective process management systems
Process plant experience is desirable and previous experience in the Bayer process will be highly regarded.
A demonstrated commitment to Environment, Health and Safety
A proven track record in pro-active problem solving. 
Your use of initiative and a desire to continuously improve business performance will be utilised in this dynamic team environment.
Why Alcoa?
Our values – act with integrity, operate with excellence, care for people, lead with courage – are at the foundation of everything we do.
At Alcoa we strive to create an inclusive workplace where employees can bring their whole selves to work regardless of their background. We know it starts and finishes with you, which is why our value ‘care for people’ is so important to us. It ensures not only your physical safety but also provides an inclusive and welcoming workplace for people from all walks of life, encouraging diversity of thought from each and every person.
We embrace change, new ideas and promote a culture of respect and equal opportunity. Our employment programs are underpinned by diversity and equality and continue to be recognised and rewarded. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, women and LGBTIQ+ job seekers.
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 while empowering you with stimulating and challenging work. Flexible work arrangements may be considered, please let us know when you apply if this is something you are seeking.
What’s on offer?
Monthly Leisure Day
Benefits allowance
Performance related bonus (variable)
Industry leading superannuation
Industry leading parental leave scheme
Employee Assistance Program
Novated car lease scheme
Employee groups including the Social Club, Alcoa Women’s Network and EAGLE (Employees at Alcoa for Gay, Lesbian, bisexual and transgender Equality)
Our Locations
Alcoa’s Australian operations represent one of the world’s largest integrated bauxite mining, alumina refining and aluminium smelting systems and add value to Australia’s local, state and national economies at every stage. Our Australian operations support approximately 4,370 direct jobs including multiple entry talent pathways/programs, predominantly in regional Western Australia.
Supported by our head office in Booragoon and the Bindjareb Regional office in Pinjarra, our operations include: our world-class Technology Development Centre of Excellence (COE), two bauxite mines in Western Australia (Huntly and Willowdale); three alumina refineries in Western Australia (Kwinana, Pinjarra and Wagerup); one aluminium smelter in Victoria (Portland); two dedicated port facilities in Western Australia (Kwinana and Bunbury); and two Alcoa Farmlands sites in Western Australia (Pinjarra and Wagerup).
Additional information
You will only be contacted if you are shortlisted for an interview, this 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.
Please note that no agency applications will be accepted at this time.
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