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Operator Maintainer

Date: 18-Nov-2021

Location: Boddington, WA, AU, 6390

Company: South32 Group Operations Pty. Ltd.

About South32 


South32 is a new kind of resources company built around a single idea: that in a rapidly changing world, we have an opportunity to make a difference from the ground up. We are a globally diversified metals and mining company with a portfolio of high quality, well maintained, cash generative assets. 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 Southwest. 


Come and progress your career at Boddington Bauxite Mine (BBM) and be part of a can-do culture, where we support each other achieve our goals to ensure we can achieve anything together. At BBM we focus on performance by staying safe, growing our performance and having fun. 




This is offered as Operator Maintainer based at the Worsley Boddington Bauxite Mine (BBM). BBM is in a fantastic region with several great country towns in the region to choose from to call home. Enjoy fresh country air, the open space of Boddington Shire, with great infrastructure, schooling, sporting clubs and a thriving community. The region is only 80 minutes South of Perth and only 60 minutes from the coast. 




Primary responsibilities are to:  


  • Ensure compliance to the SAP process for work execution and capture related transactional data into the SAP system
  • Manage and assist work crews that are not familiar with fixed plant repairs as required (e.g. mobile maintenance)
  • Execute work orders as per schedule and relevant work instructions as directed by the supervisor
  • Provide input into root cause analysis and subsequent resolution of issues affecting equipment reliability
  • Ensure adequate scoping of corrective work to facilitate the planning process
  • Understand the purpose and functionality of critical controls relevant to work tasks of the fixed plant
  • Initiate updates to work procedures to ensure they are accurate and relevant to equipment as per the SAP process



About you


  • Exposure to fixed plant maintenance with a minimum experience of 1 year
  • Trade qualified Mechanical Fitter
  • Hold a current ‘C’ class driver’s license



  • SAP data entry, work order processing and warehouse functions knowledge
  • HR Class Driver’s License
  • High Risk Work License for Forklift
  • Elevated Work Platform
  • High Risk Basic Rigging
  • Accredited Working at Height Training
  • Accredited Working in Confined Spaces Training

Our benefits

  • Competitive Salaries 
  • Industry leading parental leave and family care policy 
  • Education and career development 
  • Participation in the Employee Share Plan 
  • Short-Term Incentive Bonus 
  • Additional employer superannuation contributions which depends on the level of employee contributions you choose. 


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.


Please note: This advertisement will close on Thursday the 2nd of December. 


COVID 19 Vaccination

In accordance with the Resources Industry Worker (Restrictions on Access) Directions issued by the Western Australian government, South32 must ensure that all persons who attend its Worsley Alumina operations on and from 1 December 2021 have received the first dose of an approved COVID-19 vaccine, and on and from 1 January 2022 have received two doses of an approved COVID-19 vaccine. You acknowledge and agree that you will be required to provide proof of your vaccination status, which will be securely stored in accordance with Australian privacy legislation.