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Analyst Production

Date: 08-Jul-2019

Location: Boddington, WA, AU, 6390

Company: South32 Group Operations Pty. Ltd.

About South32


South32 is a globally diversified mining and metals company. We produce bauxite, alumina, aluminium, energy and metallurgical coal, manganese, nickel, silver, lead and zinc at our operations in Australia, Southern Africa and South America. We are also the owner of a high-grade zinc, lead and silver development option in North America and have several partnerships with junior explorers with a focus on base metals.


Our purpose is to make a difference by developing natural resources, improving people’s lives now and for generations to come.


We are trusted by our owners and partners to realise the potential of their resources.


Worsley Alumina is one of the largest and lowest-cost bauxite mining and alumina refining operations in the world. Worsley manages a bauxite mine, alumina refinery and port operations in Western Australia’s South West.





The opportunity


Reporting to the Superintendent Technical & Support, the purpose of the Production Analyst role is to provide specialist advice, execute continuous monitoring, analysis and benchmarking of the production function's end-to-end performance.


Key Accountabilities:


  • Identifies and implements improvement initiatives that enable functional excellence and support business priorities
  • Create and modify internal reporting tools and databases for production data
  • Continuously improves data integrity to ensure accurate reporting
  • Develops appropriate performance and compliance metrics and benchmarks equipment performance
  • Ensures timely and accurate reporting of daily and weekly production performance
  • Monitors equipment performance, completes targeted root cause analysis (RCA) and develops and implements improvement actions and monitor their effectiveness
  • Analyses performance of technical processes and/or work processes
  • Provides expertise to other sub-functions in analysis of performance indicators and metrics
  • Provides up to date equipment planning assumptions to the planning sub-function
  • Engage with production and planning sub-functions to identify improvement opportunities
  • Prepares the inputs to form the production budget


About you


  • Exceptional safety leadership with an ability to identify and eliminate hazards in the workplace
  • High proficiency in the use of SAP
  • Proficiency in MS office with advanced Excel skills
  • Strong analytical, problem solving and decision-making skills
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills with the ability to negotiate, consult and interact with all levels in the organisation
  • Tertiary qualification in Business, Finance or related fields.
  • Tertiary qualification in Mining related fields will be considered
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in an Analyst role, ideally within the Mining and Resources sector
  • Proven analytical and diagnostic skills with experience in the areas of process analysis, cost benefit analysis and business systems analysis
  • Business improvement methodologies such as Six Sigma or Lean
  • Demonstrated written and oral English language proficiency


What we offer you


  • Day shift roster
  • Industry leading parental leave and family care policy
  • Education and career development
  • Participation in the Employee Share Plan
  • Competitive salaries
  • Private Health cover, additional superannuation contributions and a discounted housing loan




This role would be based in Boddington, where our employees choose to live in Boddington, Mandurah or other nearby communities which all offer an enviable country lifestyle. Surrounded by magnificent jarrah forests, pristine beaches, this is an opportunity to good to miss.


Our culture


At South32, our people are fundamental to our success. We’re focused on creating an inclusive workplace, with the right people in the right roles, who are engaged, empowered and appropriately rewarded.


We aspire to be an inclusive organisation, where our workforce reflects the broader demographic of the countries and communities where we operate.


South32 embraces diversity and encourages applications from people of all backgrounds.





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