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Powerhouse Operator

Date: 16-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
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.

Key responsibilities in your role as Powerhouse Operator will be to safely execute production activities according to the schedule and operate the physical assets, plant and equipment.


Responsibilities include :


1. Receive handover

  • Understands the condition of the asset and the work required for the day
  • Question gaps and routines not done

2. Receive work assignment

  • Understand scope and competency required, SAP operation long text, job hazards and timeframe.
  • Conduct personal risk assessment for task

3. Perform routines and escorts

  •  In accordance with Clearance to Work Procedures
  •  Proactive identification of emergent work through check sheets.

4. Executes work safely

  • Understand root cause of emergent work.
  • Follow procedures for tasks and identify improvements.
  • Maintain housekeeping to standard.
  • Execute work as per Supervisor work assignment in accordance with High Risk Work License 
  • Report all incidents, near misses, equipment or plant failures and delays promptly.

5. Prepare for handover

  • Complete handover log.
  • Update routines and check sheets.
  • Capture transactional data about work performed and any subsequent work requirements – e.g. SWI updating, planning etc.
  • Ensure workshops, tool lockers and amenities are maintained in a clean state.

6. Handover to the next team

  • Provide quality handover with integrity 


About You   


  • Advanced Boiler Operations High Risk Work License  
  • Turbine Operations High Risk Work License 
  • Holds or can work towards holding;
    • All Clearance to work competency 
    • The required core process knowledge and advanced process knowledge of the area 
  • Desirable 
    • Certificate III in Electricity Supply Industry (Operations)


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.
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.