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Engineer Electrical

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 Maintenance Analysis & Improvement, this role is responsible for Electrical equipment reliability, analysis and improvement and ensuring performance align with operational requirements.

In addition you will:

  • Develop/Optimise, RCM based, maintenance strategies for all electrical equipment
  • Responsible for the application of reliability, analysis and improvement through monitoring the condition of plant and equipment and investigating/analysing failures
  • Provide input into the development of the maintenance budget based on the preventative and corrective maintenance work strategies in SAP
  • Lead the defect elimination process to improve electrical reliability
  • Review and analyse work management metrics
  • Develop Life cycle models/plans for the key electrical equipment on site
  • Provide inputs to the weekly plan based on understanding of equipment reliability
  • Identify and manage improvements in safety, production & cost performance
  • Provide engineering and financial justification to support capital projects
  • Support business priorities for continuous improvement and Well-Designed Work
  • Utilise key performance data to inform decision-making and effective management of contracts
  • Build and maintain relationships with Contractors to ensure execution of maintenance activities are in line with statutory and legislative requirements


About You  


  • Degree qualified Electrical Engineer
  • Experience in a similar role in electrical maintenance/reliability.
  •  Experience with,

-PLC and DCS systems.

-Electrical power network equipment ranging from 66kV, 11kV, 3.3kV to 415V.

-RA Powerflex, ABB and Siemens VSD’s.

-Electrical controls equipment. Electrical instrumentation and schematic drawings.

-Plant SLD, PFD, PID drawings.

  • Commitment to the South32 values of Care, Trust, Togetherness and Excellence


What we offer you


  • Option to work a 9-day fortnight
  • 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 will be based at our Boddington Bauxite Mine. Our employees choose to live in Boddington, Mandurah or other nearby communities which all offer an enviable lifestyle. The Boddington Township offers its residents the dual advantage of a rural setting while only 90 minutes' drive from Perth City, this is an opportunity too 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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