High Voltage Electrician

Date: 17 May 2023

Location: Collie, WA, AU, 6225

Company: South32 Group Operations Pty. Ltd.

The Opportunity


Are you looking to be home every night? If so, this is your opportunity to live, work and play a short drive from stunning coastlines, scenic trails and the food and wine heartland of the West.

Located in the picturesque south-west and Peel regions of Western Australia, South32 Worsley Alumina is on a journey to become the world’s leading Alumina producer where our 1500 employees value the lifestyle that working at Worsley Alumina has to offer.

Our integrated Bauxite Mine, Alumina Refinery and Port Operation is creating the essential products needed for a sustainable low carbon future.


The Role


We are looking for a High Voltage Electrician to join our HV Electrical Maintenance team on a Day Shift roster working 4 x 10-hour days per week. Reporting to the HV Electrical Supervisor, your role will be to safely maintain and repair our high voltage assets across various sections of the Refinery, Mine, and Port Facility. This role will be offered on a Permanent basis.



This role will be based at our Worsley Alumina Refinery which is a short drive from Collie (15 minutes), Bunbury (35 minutes) and other nearby communities.

As there is no accommodation on site, you will be required to drive in, drive out on a daily basis. Employees will ideally live within an hour’s drive of Collie.




Primary responsibilities are:

  • Maintenance, testing, and repair of high voltage circuit breakers, contactors and switchgear
  • Testing high voltage cables.
  • Execute scheduled inspections, testing, servicing, and oil sampling of power transformers.
  • Participate in team safety and improvement initiatives.
  • Diagnose/repair HV and LV electrical assets safely and efficiently.  
  • Utilise Work Instruction documents to complete scheduled work in a timely manner, and to a high-quality trade standard.
  • Isolation of HV & LV circuits for safe access to electrical apparatus including write and verify HV switching programs.
  • High Voltage protection relay programming, interrogation and testing/troubleshooting.
  • Primary and secondary injection testing.


About You  


  • Electrical Trade certified & A grade electrical license.
  • High level of safety awareness and risk mitigation.
  • Current high voltage switching ticket.
  • Strong problem solving & electrical fault-finding skills.
  • Current WA ‘C’ class drivers’ license
  • Well-developed computer literacy skills
  • Ability to read and interpret complex electrical schematics, wiring diagrams, and manuals.



  • High Risk Work License - Elevated Work Platform, Forklift
  • Experience with high voltage protection relay programming, interrogation and testing/troubleshooting.


Our Benefits


As the successful applicant, you will enjoy:


  • Competitive salaries including Short-Term Incentive Bonus
  • Additional employer superannuation contributions which depend on the level of employee contributions you choose.
  • Participation in the Employee Share Plan
  • Industry leading parental leave and family care policy
  • Company supported volunteer leave and opportunities across communities in the South-West
  • Novated lease and salary sacrifice options
  • Exclusive employee discounts including health insurance, technology and travel.


Our Culture


At Worsley Alumina, our people are key to unlocking the potential of our operation and becoming the world’s leading Alumina producer.

If you value and care for your colleagues and families, enjoy a culture of trust and togetherness and have a desire for excellence to safely produce the products of the future, then we would love to hear from you.


As an employee, you can help shape the future of our operation through our:

  • Worsley Workforce Committee directly improving our employee experience
  • Worsley Inclusion Network leading change initiatives across Worsley Alumina to increase Inclusion and Diversity in our workplace
  • Reconciliation Action Plan Working Group working closely with our First Nations employees and community members to increase First Nations representation across Worsley Alumina.


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


Proof of COVID-19 vaccination is not a requirement of employment at South32 Worsley Alumina.


Please note: This advertisement will close on the 15th June 2023