ALCOA Grade Controller / Mine Scheduler (Willowdale Mine) in United States

Grade Controller / Mine Scheduler (Willowdale Mine)

  • Pinjarra WA 6208, Australia

  • Full-time

Company Description

Alcoa is a global industry leader in bauxite, alumina and aluminum products. Our Company is built on a foundation of strong values and operating excellence dating back nearly 130 years to the world-changing discovery that made aluminum an affordable and vital part of modern life. Since inventing the aluminum industry, and throughout our history, our talented employees have followed on with breakthrough innovations and best practices that have led to efficiency, safety, sustainability and stronger communities wherever we operate. This kind of operating excellence takes a special kind of team, made up of special people. One of them could be you.

Job Description

The Willowdale Bauxite Mine currently has an opportunity for an experienced Geologist or Mining Engineer for the role of Grade Controller / Mine Scheduler. The role will join our Technical Services department, working 10.3h shift on an even time roster.

To be successful in this role, you will have strong communication and organisational skills, and be familiar with the requirements of short-term production planning. The ability to manage challenges presented by a dynamic mining environment, grade variance and the need to provide contingency planning is an important requirement of the role. You will also have an underlying commitment to Health and Safety, and assist to ensure the Operation retains its position as an environmental leader.

As a Grade Controller / Mine Scheduler you will be pivotal in providing support to the Willowdale Mining Operation by assisting in the planning of short-term production and development activities that aim to deliver a blended stockpile from multiple production sources. This will include collaborate discussions to recommend improvements to mining schedules and innovative thinking to improve extraction techniques to ensure the Willowdale Mine maintains its cost advantage.


Applicants must have relevant and recent Production Geology or Short-term Mining Planning experience and be capable in the use of mining software packages, such as Minesight, Surpac and ArcGIS. It is expected that applicants will hold a tertiary qualification in Geology, Mining Engineering or related discipline.

Additional Information

For the right candidate, flexible work arrangements would be considered for this role.

APPLICATIONS CLOSE: Thursday 28th June 2018

It is Alcoa's policy that all employees must gain their Supervisor’s support prior to applying.

Alcoa embraces diversity and encourages applications from women and people of all backgrounds.

This position is available only to permanent Australian residents or applicants who hold the relevant Visa with authority to work in Australia. Please ensure this information is clearly stated on your application.

You will be contacted only if you are shortlisted for an interview, this process can take up to 4 weeks from the closing date.

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.