Senior Brine Operator

Job Description

  • Live Local, Work Local!
  • Exciting Opportunity to join an industry leader
  • Above awards wage rates and allowances, including vehicle and passenger allowance, plus productivity bonus!

About Us

Cheetham Salt is Australia's largest producer and refiner of solar salt, Cheetham Salt offers reliable salt products to a broad range of industries including the industrial, food, stockfeed, hide and pool sectors.

Our Bajool Operations in Central Queensland are currently seeking for a Senior Brine Operator to join our team. Bajool and Port Alma are about 40km south of Rockhampton and 40km north of Gladstone.


Life at Cheetham Salt

Our company culture and values driven behaviour is very important to us. From flexible working arrangements and regular social catch ups, we're committed to fostering a supportive and agile work environment for all our employees. As an employee, you will have access to benefits such as,

  • Salary Continuance Insurance
  • Unlimited access to LinkedIn Learning
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Reward & Recognition Program which recognises outstanding achievements of all employees.
  • Uniforms provided.
  • Flexible working options


The role

Reporting to the Production Supervisor your duties will include:

  • Optimise Salt quality at site and contributing to the success of the salt harvest.
  • Effective Management of the brine recycling system in compliance with Environmental Authority standards
  • Develop SWM'S, Standard Operating Procedures and Work Instructions
  • Assist in management, control and mentoring of other Brine Operators.
  • Maintain production records and documentation as required.
  • Meet targets and objectives as set with the Production Supervisor.
  • Maintain safe work practices in accordance with Occupational Health and Safety & Environmental Standards
  • Assist in Harvesting or other Process related activities as required.


About you

You will bring the following skills, experience, and attributes to the role!

  • Experience in pumping, irrigation or water movement control.
  • TAE 40110 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment
  • Year 12 Science /Biology or equivalent - advantageous
  • Possess and demonstrate good decision-making abilities.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • PC Based computer skills required - MS Word, Outlook, Excel.
  • Possess and demonstrate good work ethic qualities.
  • Ability to learn the skills necessary to fulfil requirements associated with Salt Production systems.
  • Effective people management skills
  • Ability to communicate and influence at all levels of an organisation to achieve desired outcomes.


Want to know more?

Call site Office on 0749352900 with any questions or Apply Now!


If this is you, please click 'apply button' and provide both your resume and cover letter. Upon receipt of your application, you will receive an email with our pre-screening questions. (Please ensure you check your junk email). Only applicants with unrestricted rights to work in Australia will be considered. The successful applicant will be required to undertake a pre-employment medical assessment including drug and alcohol testing and background checks including police check as part of our process.

*Recruitment agencies: please do not refer candidates to us either by phone or email, as we have chosen to manage the process ourselves.

  • Applications close on 11 April 2024


We are committed to being values driven business and provide a workplace where everyone is included, treated fairly and with respect.  We are an Equal Opportunity employer, and we welcome and encourage applications from women, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent and people from diverse backgrounds.


We offer a supportive team environment with a great engaging culture that provides real opportunity for someone to make their mark in this role.  We are committed to being an employer of choice and pride ourselves on being a diverse and inclusive workplace. We know there are many aspects of our employees' lives that are important, and work is only one of these, so we offer benefits to enable your work to fit with your life.