Senior Reliability Engineer

Date: 8 Feb 2024

Location: Collie, WA, AU, 6225

Company: South32 Group Operations Pty. Ltd.



At South32, we’re meeting the challenge of enabling a sustainable future through our focus on responsibly producing commodities critical for a low-carbon world. 


As a collaborative, caring and inclusive company, there’s no better place to make a genuine difference. Together we’re making a positive, global impact that has the potential to change lives. 


Whatever career path you choose, we’ll support you every step of the way to learn, grow and succeed. So join us, step towards a brighter future and leave your legacy. 




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, magnificent jarrah forests and the food and wine heartland of the South-West and Peel Regions of Western Australia.


Our integrated Bauxite Mine, Alumina Refinery and Port Operation is creating the essential products needed for a sustainable low carbon future and is on a journey to become the world’s leading Alumina producer where our 1500+ workforce value the lifestyle that Worsley Alumina has to offer. 




  • 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
  • Flexible working arrangements and industry leading parental leave and family care policy




This role is a permanent position that is DIDO daily, from our Worsley Alumina Refinery, which is a short drive from Collie (15 minutes), Bunbury (45 minutes) and other nearby scenic communities.  


As the Senior Reliability Engineer you will be responsible for driving improvements in asset availability and manage asset lifecycle.


Other key responsibilities include, but aren’t limited to: 


  • Build effective equipment maintenance strategies and associated documentation to align with Asset Care Plan.
  • Engage with maintenance execution and production teams to complete defect elimination process and maintenance improvement initiatives.
  • Assist in development of asset reliability performance metrics using delay accounting and breakdowns. 
  • Maintain disciplined approach to Asset Management and change control process.




You will have experience and demonstrate capability in the following:  


  • Senior level experience as Electrical, Instrumentation and Control Engineer in Refinery or heavy industry in asset management / maintenance roles.
  • Extensive experience in simple and complex instruments and Understanding of Defect Elimination process.
  • Experience in maintenance and reliability of VVFD, UPS, Battery Chargers, LV switchgears and PLCs
  • Experience in participating and/or leading HAZOP, CHAZOP and LOPA workshops and other risk assessments.


Qualifications for this position are:  


  • Tertiary Qualification in Instrumentation/ Electrical Engineering
  • Graduate Certificate in Asset Management (preferred)


South32 is committed to building and maintaining an inclusive and diverse workforce that reflects the communities in which we operate.  We provide a recruitment process that is fair, equitable and accessible for all and we encourage candidates from all backgrounds to apply. 


The job advert will close on 15th March 2024