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Supervisor Maintenance

Date: 13-Jun-2019

Location: Collie, WA, AU, 6225

Company: South32 Group Operations Pty. Ltd.

About South32


South32 is a globally diversified mining and metals company. We produce bauxite, alumina, aluminium, energy and metallurgical coal, manganese, nickel, silver, lead and zinc at our operations in Australia, Southern Africa and South America.

We are also the owner of a high-grade zinc, lead and silver development option in North America and have several partnerships with junior explorers with a focus on base metals.

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.

Worsley Alumina is one of the largest and lowest-cost bauxite mining and alumina refining operations in the world. Worsley manages a bauxite mine, alumina refinery and port operations in Western Australia’s South West.


The opportunity


Reporting to the Superintendent Electrical Maintenance, the purpose of the Supervisor Execution – Electrical Maintenance role is to lead a team of maintenance electrical/instrument technicians to ensure the safe, cost effective and productive execution of maintenance and scheduled work activities to support the operations at Worsley Alumina Refinery.


Key Accountabilities:


  • Oversee all aspects of electrical maintenance execution activities in area of responsibility
  • Duties under your appointment as a Statutory appointed electrical supervisor
  • Delivery of safe outcomes through safety leadership, in-field coaching and application of procedures and policies
  • Verification of workgroup controls relating to fatal risk work
  • Ensuring timely evaluation and scoping of work requests prior to approval
  • Ensuring alignment and commitment of resources to the work schedule
  • Execution of safe, compliant maintenance work as per the signed off schedule
  • Manage the planning and execution of unplanned work and the re-scheduling of uncompleted work as required
  • Ensure team competencies are adequately maintained to contribute to the safe and effective execution of work
  • Ensure work management processes are maintained with regards to notifications, work orders, service requisitions and supply/parts perspectives
  • Understand and prioritise work on safety critical equipment including controls for material risks
  • Guide and coach individual team members to build a high performing team


About you


  • Technical Experience:
    • Trade Certificate as an Electrician and Western Australian A grade electrical licence
    • Preferable qualifications as Instrument Fitter or Cert IV in Instrumentation


  • Leadership Experience:
    • Prior experience (2 years +) in managing and leading frontline teams
    • Deep knowledge of electrical maintenance activities for industrial equipment including radiation devices, gas appliances and safety systems
    • Demonstrated understanding of maintenance principles and best practice
    • Experience with assigning/re-assigning of work, interpreting procedures and decision making that directly impacts own team
    • Ability to work collaboratively within a leadership team
    • Proficient in the use of SAP in managing work
    • Strong improvement focus - identifying opportunity and championing change
    • Demonstrated ability to develop, coach and mentor employees resulting in improved engagement, performance and efficiency
    • Behaviours and values aligned to the South32 Leadership Accountability Framework - Run the business safely and productively by winning hearts and minds and to deliver our plan and purpose


What we offer you


  • Day shift roster
  • Industry leading parental leave and family care policy
  • Education and career development
  • Participation in the Employee Share Plan
  • Competitive salaries
  • Private Health cover, additional superannuation contributions and a discounted housing loan




This role would be based at our Worsley Refinery, where our employees choose to live in 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 to 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.


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