Senior Manufacturing Manager - Bajool

Job Description

About the position

At Enaex Australia, our customers are at the heart of everything we do, we have an unwavering focus on Zero Harm and a commitment to environmental sustainability.

A rare opportunity has arisen for an experienced Senior Manufacturing Manager who will provide strong and effective leadership, planning and resources to our close-knit team at our Bajool plant. In this critical role, you will achieve zero harm, safe systems of work, quality, performance, financial objectives and operational targets.

Reporting to the Executive Manufacturing, Maintenance & Engineering Manager, you will motivate, inspire and keep your people safe and well, whilst ensuring all aspects of the manufacturing management processes are followed in a consultive manner. 

Core accountabilities include:

  • Promote Zero Harm – commit to working safely and lead a positive safety culture.
  • Asset performance – ensure planned and un-planned maintenance is carried out to a very high standard.
  • Manufacturing disciplines – manage the manufacturing operations in accordance with the Company’s standards, policies and procedures.
  • Performance measurement – maintain a focus on operational performance through KPIs
  • Compliance – ensure compliance with all manufacturing requirements, with a strong focus on process safety systems.
  • Integrity – Make every effort to lead by example and be fair, honest, dependable, and professional in the work environment.
  • Teamwork – Work effectively with all stakeholders to deliver an optimum outcome.
  • Client relationship and value creation – sustain maximum output with minimum risk, being flexible and ensuring our business team can service our customers.
  • High Performance – Set and communicate achievable goals with your team.

About you

Essential requirements:

  • Significant experience in manufacturing & MHF management
  • Considerable asset management and maintenance planning experience
  • Demonstrated positive safety leadership skills and safety behaviour
  • Strong knowledge of dangerous goods and explosives legislation
  • Strong knowledge of process safety systems and associated regulatory requirements
  • Logistics and supply chain knowledge
  • Ability to multitask and manage various project elements simultaneously
  • Strong interpersonal skills (written, verbal and listening)
  • Intermediate level of computer literacy and the ability to analyse data
  • Ability to develop strong, long-term relationships with internal and external stakeholders
  • Excellent organisation and time management skills
  • Good attention to detail
  • Supervisor and process risk training (S123 & G2 highly regarded)
  • Valid QLD Explosives Security Clearance (or ability to obtain)
  • Ability to work in a high-pressure environment

Desirable requirements:

  • Relevant Tertiary Qualifications – Process Safety / Engineering 
  • Qualifications and experience in the manufacturing and supply industries
  • Project Management skills
  • Experience in a similar role

What we offer

  • Competitive remuneration package with company car | Relocation assistance available
  • Permanent position close to home working Monday to Friday – be home every evening
  • Company laptop and mobile phone
  • Supportive, friendly team within a great working environment
  • An overriding commitment to Zero Harm 
  • Opportunity to work for a global company
  • Growth and development opportunities within a growing organisation
  • Great Employee Benefits Program saving on ‘cost of living’ expenses
  • Novated leasing and deals on Ford vehicles
  • Flight Centre discounts and benefits for your next holiday!
  • Access to a variety of wellbeing resources through our EAP service provider, LifeWorks (including exclusive offers to retailers and brands!)

How to apply

Click ‘Apply’ or ‘Apply now’ to take you to our application form through our Careers’ website. 

If you don’t tick all the boxes but are in the process of growth and think this is the right move for you, please apply - we are happy to discuss options.

Shortlisting and recruitment of this role will commence immediately.


Who we are

Enaex is a world leader in the production of industrial-grade ammonium nitrate and the most important provider of integrated rock fragmentation services in Chile and Latin America. Enaex has a broad international presence operating in and exporting explosives and services to more than forty countries globally.

Enaex Australia has more than 20 years of experience in blasting services in both open-pit and underground mining, operating nationally across Australia, providing services across multiple commodities including iron ore, gold, and coal. The company services the market with a fleet of Mobile Processing Units, five state-of-the-art emulsion-manufacturing facilities and a fast-growing 300+ strong workforce. Enaex Australia is part of Enaex S.A. (“Enaex”), a subsidiary of the Sigdo Koppers Group. 

Fostering Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

At Enaex, our approach to hiring and promoting talent is grounded in merit. We assess individuals for roles based on their qualifications, skills, experience, and alignment with our company culture and values. We deeply value the advantages that diversity brings to our workplace, embracing differences in gender, thought, experience, and ethnicity. We invite individuals from all backgrounds to apply and be a part of our dynamic team.


Please note:  You must have the right to live and work permanently in Australia.

For further information about the role, please email