Production Traineeship

Job Description

Why join our Production Traineeship program?

This is your final opportunity to join Cement Australia in our Production Traineeship program for 2024, there is only one position remaining!

Cement Australia will provide you with all the support you need to successfully complete each competency level required at the end of each rotation to walk away with a Cert III Process Plant Operations. The long-term goal of this traineeship is to provide a sound grounding into production operations at Cement Australia Gladstone. Do you aspire to be a Control Panel Operator? Or do you see yourself as more of a people leader and aspire to be a Production Manager? The sky is the limit, and our Traineeship is the first step in giving you the foundation you need to have a successful career within cement manufacturing!

  • Fulltime, permanent positions available
  • Solve real issues in real time
  • Join Australia’s leading cement manufacturer
  • Ongoing training and career development opportunities

About the role:

As a Production Trainee with Cement Australia, your responsibilities will include learning how to operate processing plant equipment in a safe, productive, and efficient manner as well as providing technical support to our site staff. As a Trainee, you will be supporting the Production team throughout several different rotations; including but not limited to our Laboratory, Control Room, Dispatch, and our East End Mine site. Throughout all your rotations, you will contribute to the ongoing improvement of work processes, procedures, and practices on site, and this includes being a part of the team that assists with our yearly scheduled shutdowns.

Please note: Applications for this position close Friday 21st June at 5:00pm.

What you can expect:

As a Production Trainee for Cement Australia, this is an insight of what your day-to-day might look like:

From Day 1 – Meet the team and get to know our largest manufacturing site! (Don’t worry, we don’t expect you to know the ins and outs of the site from day 1... there is a lot to see and learn about our operations)

1 month in – By this point, you will be deep into learning about all our safety procedures, safe operations of machinery / equipment and becoming familiar with the general operations of the different departments within the site.

6 months in – After having experienced what it is like within our production crew, this is where you will have started to get some hands-on experience with the diversity of the work!

You will commence your rotations in each of the departments mentioned below and learn all about how each department plays a crucial role in Cement Australia producing the same great products it has for the last 40+ years!

Laboratory | Learn and support Lab Technicians in the quality assurance process and testing of raw materials.

Control Room | Observe and engage with Panel Operators to build an understanding of cement mill and kiln panel operations.

Production Services | Provide support to our Production crew members in their day-to-day activities.

Dispatch | Learn and develop an understanding on the support required for our crew in the bagging and dispatch of our packaged products.

East End Mine | Learn and support our Operators in the raw material extraction process.

Production Planning | Observe and engage with the Planning team to develop a broad understanding of the site planning functions and processes.

About you:

  • Trade qualified or current apprentice
  • Completion of Year 12 OR completion of relevant pre-vocational qualification
  • Excellent numerical skills with an eye for detail
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • A commitment to workplace health and safety
  • Proficient computer skills
  • Ability to work with multi-disciplinary teams including contractors
  • Flexibility to work rostered, 12-hour shifts (days and nights)
  • Team player attitude with the ability to work autonomously when required

About us:

An icon of the Australian cement industry, Cement Australia is the nation’s leading supplier of cementitious products and services.

Whilst cement is in the name, the business portfolio is diverse, comprising a series of heavy industrial manufacturing operations, coal and limestone mines, bulk distribution transport fleet, rail and shipping interactions and hazardous waste treatment and alternative fuel production (Geocycle).

As an organisation, we offer our employees work-life balance, a close-knit and collaborative team whilst providing you with the tools and opportunity to make your mark. Our vision is to create a safe, healthy, productive and sustainable business and we are looking for like-minded professionals who align with our company values.

Additional information:

As part of the recruitment process you will be required to complete a pre-employment medical and a background check. Cement Australia is an Equal Opportunity employer and open to residents of Australia with valid working rights.

Build your dream career and lifestyle with Australia’s largest and most respected cement manufacturer and innovator.