Calciner Overhaul & Alliance Manager (Fixed Term Contract)

Calciner Overhaul & Alliance Manager (Fixed Term Contract)

Alcoa | pinjarra, WA, AU

Posted 7 days ago

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About the job

The Calciner Overhaul & Alliance Manager provides leadership, technical and management expertise to ensure safe and cost-effective planning and execution of all Calciners, Kilns, Residue Filters, RTOs (regenerative thermal oxidisers) and other refractory related major works, overhauls and shutdowns across Alcoa’s Western Australian Locations. This team manages up to 11 of these shutdowns per year, most projects are 3-5 million in value, managing up to 40,000 works hours and run approximately 21 days in duration.

This role is responsible for ensuring the integration of the centralised WA Major Works Team and Operations to provide the necessary work identification, pre-work, scoping and planning, scheduling, frontline work management, people management and supervision to carry out the above-mentioned works.

You will engage with key stakeholders and expertise – both internal and external – to develop and contribute to a rolling 10 year look ahead and improvement plan that continually brings to bear the latest technology, materials and best practice to provide continuous and sustainable long term productivity improvements for overhauls and upgrades.

Core activities include but not limited to:

  • Ensure the safe and effective planning, preparation, and execution of all related major maintenance works and overhauls associated with the 17 Calciners, 2 Liquor burning kilns, 2 Oxalate Kilns, 12 Residue filters and 5 RTO’s across the 3 Australian based Alumina Refineries, including managing the Major Works Contractor and associated commercial agreement.

  • To ensure that the highest safety standards are identified, set and executed across all major works associated with this role, at all locations, through the effective supervision and leadership of dedicated resource groups.

  • Working with Locations to develop and deploy optimal asset management and overhaul strategies to support operational requirements for all Calciner assets (and associated supporting equipment’s) across all WA locations, whilst identifying and implementing improved processes and equipment to improve asset life, reduce overhaul frequency, duration and total costs.

  • Work closely with Locations to develop condition and health monitoring systems and processes to ensure the stability and reliability of Calciners and associated ancillary equipment between major overhauls

  • Ensure the application and continuous improvement of the Alcoa’s Reliability Excellence (REX) and Business Systems for planning & execution of major works and major overhauls

  • Ensuring the development and mentoring of the members of the Major Works team, both locally and internationally, and is accountable for the transfer of best practice and technical knowledge to support the growth and development of the individuals. 

  • Responsible for facilitating and coordinating the annual and long-term budgets and associated strategies in support of all Locations in regard to works associated with the Major Works Team 

  • Providing Calciner related SME guidance and advice on operational considerations and options and the respective risks associated, including providing options analysis and risk assessments related to any changes to maintenance strategies, overhaul scope or schedule necessary to meet business needs of the day, capital improvements/changes to facilities and general asset integrity related risk assessments

  • This role is offered on Fixed Term Contract until February 2024, working full-time.

    About you

    To play a part in our ongoing success we are seeking someone with:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Mechanical or Electrical highly desirable

  • Background of working in an Operations related maintenance role

  • Experience as a manager of service and/or support function in an operational environment

  • Proven experience in managing large, regional multi-discipline, multi-location Major Works programs

  • Expertise in Refractory Lined Equipment Maintenance desirable

  • Knowledge, and expertise in Contactor Management with experience in developing, administering, or managing contracts.

  • Experience in developing and deploying safety and productivity improvement programs

  • Excellent Influencing, Communication, Consulting, and Relationship building skills

  • Understanding of Work Management and Safety Management in regard to the safe, efficient and effective implementation of major maintenance overhauls/shutdowns

  • Demonstrated ability to drive innovation and change