Control Room Specialist


Posted on:  21st Feb 2024


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 and the food and wine heartland of the west. 

Located in the picturesque south-west and Peel regions of Western Australia, South32 Worsley Alumina 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. Our integrated Bauxite Mine, Alumina Refinery and Port Operation is creating the essential products needed for a sustainable low carbon future.


  • Annual short-term incentive bonus that recognises both your individual performance and the overall success of the business
  • The opportunity to become a shareholder of South32 through our share plans
  • 26 weeks full-paid, or 52 weeks half-paid parental leave for primary carers
  • Education assistance up to $8000 per year


This role is a Permanent full-time position on a continuous shift roster that may occasionally require periods of time working 7-day worker roster.

Based at our Worsley Refinery, it’s a short drive from Collie (20 Minutes), Bunbury (45 Minutes), and other nearby scenic communities.

With no accommodation available on site, you will be required to drive in and out daily, and ideally live within an hour’s drive of Collie.

As the Control Room Specialist, you will be responsible for safely executing production activities from the Central Control Room and monitor the Refinery Operations.

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

  • Manage process parameters, and collaborate and coordinate with the Area Operational teams to achieve safe daily production targets
  • Safely execute production tasks and undertake/implement improvement project work to enhance performance of the Central Control Room and the Refinery Operations
  • Provide technical troubleshooting to improve refinery performance against Key Value Drivers
  • Provide training and standardisation of performance across shift teams and support the Precipitation & Hydrate Classification Areas (Area 3). 


You will have experience and demonstrate capability in the following: 

  • Knowledge of Bayer and operational experience within an Alumina Refinery
  • Strong collaboration and communication skills
  • Capability in analysing and interpreting complex data
  • Ability to demonstrate sound judgement and work under pressure
  • Skilled in problem solving and fault finding

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.

This job advert will close on Wednesday 6th March 2024.

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