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Electrical Instrument Technician

Date: 18-Nov-2021

Location: Collie, WA, AU, 6225

Company: South32 Group Operations Pty. Ltd.

South32 is a globally diversified mining and metals company. 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. We produce bauxite, alumina, aluminium, metallurgical coal, manganese, nickel, silver, lead and zinc at our operations in Australia, Southern Africa and South America. With a focus on growing our base metals exposure, we also have two development options in North America and several partnerships with junior explorers around the world.


The Opportunity
Reporting to the Electrical Instrument Supervisor the purpose of this role is to safely execute the maintenance and refurbishment of all electrical and instrumental equipment as per SAP processes, maintenance schedules and work instructions as directed by the Supervisor Maintenance. 


Accountabilities include:  


  • Demonstrate commitment and conformance to safe work practices and procedures 
  • Ensure compliance to the SAP process for work execution and capture related transactional data into the SAP system
  • Execute work as per schedule and the relevant work instructions to a high level of maintenance quality.
  • Provide input into root cause analysis and subsequent resolution of issues affecting equipment reliability 
  • Initiate updates to work procedures to ensure they are accurate and relevant to equipment as per the SAP process.
  • Ensure adequate scoping of corrective work to facilitate the planning process
  • Ensure returns of unused or reparable materials are processed accurately 
  • Ensure timely and accurate reporting of all events and hazards and participate in workplace investigations or observations as required 
  • Review and request updates to Work Management and other Master Data as required.
  • Shift work on a 4 panel roster 

About you
Successful candidate will have had experience in a similar role and be able to work as part of a team or independently depending on requirements and will be able to follow all safety practices and procedures in place. 


In addition, you will have:


  • WA ‘A’ electrical license
  • Current ‘C’ class driver’s license 
  • Demonstrated written and oral English language proficiency
  • Ability to read and interpret electrical drawings
  • Experience in a relevant or equivalent role, with experience in a large-scale refinery preferred
  • Requires detailed knowledge of tasks related to maintaining industrial processing equipment 
  • All types of instrumentation including control valves and positioners, variable speed drives, PLC and DCS systems and high voltage assets  


Desirable Qualifications 


  • High voltage switching operator 
  • High risk workers license – FL,WP 
  • Certificate IV in Instrumentation 


Our benefits


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

This role will be based at our Worsley Refinery, where our employees choose to live in the Bunbury, Collie or other nearby communities which all offer an enviable country lifestyle. Surrounded by magnificent jarrah forests, pristine beaches and world-famous wineries, this is an opportunity too good to miss.
About Worsley
The South32 Worsley Alumina operation is one of the largest and lowest-cost bauxite mining and alumina refining in the world. Worsley manages a bauxite mine, alumina refinery and port operations in Western Australia’s South West.


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.


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.