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Alcoa Australia

4.5
  • #7 in Mining, energy, oil and gas
  • 1,000 - 50,000 employees

2022 Graduate Mechanical Engineer

Kwinana, Pinjarra & Wagerup (Perth, WA)
Grow professionally & expand technically as a Graduate at Alcoa - a place where you can make change and contribute to a more sustainable world.

Opportunity details

Opportunity Type
Graduate Job
Number of Vacancies
3-4
Start Date
10 Jan 2022

Application dates

Applications Open
18 Mar 2021
Applications Close
11 Apr 2021

Minimum requirements

Minimum Prior Qualification
Bachelor
Accepting International Applications
No
Qualifications Accepted
E
Mechanical Engineering
Robotics & Mechatronics Engineering

Alcoa is a global industry leader in bauxite, alumina and aluminum products, with a strong portfolio of value-added cast and rolled products and substantial energy assets. Alcoa 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 Alcoans have followed on with breakthrough innovations and best practices that have led to efficiency, safety, sustainability and stronger communities wherever we operate.

About the opportunity

From the moment you join Alcoa's Graduate Program, you will be given the opportunity of a permanent career that will take you far and beyond you've ever imagined. You will grow professionally, expand technically, and become part of our community where you will be inspired and challenged daily.

Alcoa's three-year rotational graduate program is designed to provide you a broad foundation in mechanical engineering as well as allowing you to tailor your career path towards your interests and individual goals. Throughout the program, you will be provided with coaching, mentoring, hands-on and professional training to accelerate your development and maximise your full potential. The best part is that you'll get to experience working in an on-site environment whilst working locally at either of our mines or refineries, enjoying a lifestyle where you can be home each and every night!

You will be exposed to numerous networking opportunities and be provided with an increasing level of responsibility where you will use your innovative thinking, motivation to learn and passion for growth to make an impact for our business. You will join an open-minded workplace where your ideas will be valued whilst developing professionally in a supportive environment that will encourage you to think outside the box.

As a Graduate Mechanical Engineer at Alcoa, you will work at a number of our WA locations to learn and develop your experience and expertise in:

  • A range of mechanical and process equipment spanning mining, refining and materials handling.
  • Solving complex problems and implementing improvements as part of a team.
  • Building positive working relationships with a wide range of site personnel across our professional and operational teams to achieve strategic business goals.
  • Fostering change and innovation to support the achievement of cost reduction and productivity improvement opportunities.
  • Providing support in the design, construction, operation and maintenance of refinery equipment by applying engineering principles and strong communication skills.

About you

To be successful in this role and to play a part in our ongoing success you will be:

  • On path to graduate by the end of 2021 or have recently completed tertiary qualifications preferably in Mechanical Engineering or related discipline, meeting the requirements of a Professional Engineering qualification.
  • A self-starter with the ability to work autonomously.
  • Using your initiative and taking ownership of your work.
  • A strong communicator with well-developed people skills.
  • Analytically and open minded with a creative and collaborative approach to problem solving.
  • Driving positive outcomes with your ability to engage with and understand your customers.

Why Alcoa

Our values – act with integrity, operate with excellence, care for people – are at the foundation of everything we do.

At Alcoa we strive to create an inclusive workplace where employees can bring their whole selves to work regardless of their background. We know it starts and finishes with you, which is why our value 'care for people' is so important to us. It ensures not only your physical safety but also provides an inclusive and welcoming workplace for people from all walks of life, encouraging diversity of thought from each and every person.

We embrace change, new ideas and promote a culture of respect and equal opportunity. Our employment programs, underpinned by diversity and equality, continue to be recognised and rewarded. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, women and LGBTIQ+ job seekers.

As an Alcoa employee, you will embark on growth opportunities and can truly make a difference being part of an organisation that respects and considers flexibility whilst empowering you with stimulating and challenging work.

Flexible work arrangements may be considered, please let us know when you apply if this is something you are seeking.

What's on offer

  • Work within a supportive and inclusive environment that strongly values safety.
  • Take part in monthly 'Graduate Days' and team building activities.
  • Enjoy a leisure day off in each four-week period to enable a positive work-life balance.
  • Receive amazing employee benefits and an attractive remuneration.
  • Working in an onsite environment whilst having the ability to work standard business hours and be home each night.
  • Join our social, diversity and inclusion networks.
  • A permanent long-term role.

How to apply

Please submit your online application by attaching the following three documents including your current resume, cover letter and academic transcript.

Our graduate opportunities are only available to Australian Citizens or permanent Australian residents. Please state this information clearly in your application.

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

Graduate Success Stories


  • Graduate stories
My job is satisfying because I have accountability for each step, and I am learning the whole process rather than handling just a part of it.

Alexandra Hall

  • Graduate stories
My job is satisfying because I have accountability for each step, and I am learning the whole process rather than handling just a part of it.

Alexandra Hall

  • Graduate stories
Understand there are hundreds of ways to reach your end goal – so don’t be disheartened if you face a roadblock along the way. Keep researching and keep soldiering on as this hard work and determination will definitely be realised.

John Wu

  • Graduate stories
Understand there are hundreds of ways to reach your end goal – so don’t be disheartened if you face a roadblock along the way. Keep researching and keep soldiering on as this hard work and determination will definitely be realised.

John Wu

  • Graduate stories
My job is satisfying because I have accountability for each step, and I am learning the whole process rather than handling just a part of it.

Alexandra Hall

  • Graduate stories
My job is satisfying because I have accountability for each step, and I am learning the whole process rather than handling just a part of it.

Alexandra Hall

  • Graduate stories
Understand there are hundreds of ways to reach your end goal – so don’t be disheartened if you face a roadblock along the way. Keep researching and keep soldiering on as this hard work and determination will definitely be realised.

John Wu

  • Graduate stories
Understand there are hundreds of ways to reach your end goal – so don’t be disheartened if you face a roadblock along the way. Keep researching and keep soldiering on as this hard work and determination will definitely be realised.

John Wu


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