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Mechanical Reliability Engineer

Date: 20-Jul-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 Superintendent Maintenance Analysis & Improvement, the key purpose of this role is to provide specialised technical reliability engineering expertise to deploy, develop and continuously improve maintenance work management strategies in the Raw Materials Department of the Worsley Refinery. The successful candidate will work in a cross-functional team on improving the reliability performance of key assets.  

  • Build and develop equipment maintenance strategies for all equipment within the operational area of responsibility. This includes ensuring adequate information is captured in the task list and associated work instructions to perform the intended tasks to the required standard safely. 
  • Perform equipment strategy reviews and failure analysis to ensure that all task lists, and work instructions remain accurate and relevant. Update task lists/work instructions and all relevant master data in SAP. 
  • Develop mature systems to monitor equipment health and reliability performance. 
  • Monitor and respond to deviations in reliability performance of key assets.
  • Review / approve SAP Master Data change requests in line with maintenance strategies and content quality requirements. 
  • Develop a maintenance budget based on the preventative and corrective maintenance work strategies in SAP. 
  • Review and analyse work management metrics to ensure compliance to the SAP processes.
  • Encourage, mentor and coach peers and colleagues across operational areas to follow the SAP process by promoting operating discipline. 
  • Assess and action condition-based information for critical equipment. 

About you


  • Solid understanding of Reliability fundamentals, with demonstrated application of FMEA, reliability analysis, maintenance strategy development, sparing strategy development & detailed RCA’s. 
  • Solid understanding of mechanical maintenance fundamentals, with demonstrated application. 
  • Experience in the mining or processing industry, preferably with exposure to materials handling. 
  • Experience with SAP & GE APM is preferred.
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to interact with all levels including internal and external stakeholders.



  • Undergraduate qualification in applicable engineering and/or science discipline


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.
Applications close 3rd August 2021