Trainee Process Operator

Job Description

Your new career opportunity: Trainee Alumina Producer

  • Inclusive work environment where people are valued and respected
  • Residential role in the tight-knit town of Gladstone surrounded by iconic natural attractions
  • Get ahead financially with company benefits including subsidised private health insurance
  • 2-year fixed term contract period
  • Lifestyle roster (12-hour day and night shift)

About your role

We have an opportunity to support growth and development within our industry, QAL is offering a number of Process Operator Traineeships across our site.  In undertaking this 2-year Traineeship, you can expect hands on industry training and mentoring by QAL’s talented workforce. Reporting directly to the relevant section Supervisor, Process Operator Trainees are responsible for the safe control and operation of basic plant and equipment within their section. You will contribute to our Safe, Stable and Sustainable vision by:

  •  Ensuring all work is performed in accordance with site health, environmental and community policies, systems and procedures
  • Displaying a basic level of skills and understanding in performing or supporting production operations
  • Demonstrating a basic knowledge of section process and equipment to assist with problem solving and diagnosis of equipment faults
  • Developing competency in the use of basic hand tools necessary for the work involved including (but not limited to) pneumatic and compressed air tools, water and liquor hoses, basic valve and pump operation, gasket fitting for screen boxes and blind / spacer swaps
  • Performing routine equipment changes and isolations
  • Assisting team members in emergency breakdowns
  • Contributing to ongoing improvement of work processes, procedures and practices
  • Demonstrating basic computer skills
  • Completing regular housekeeping functions

About you

To be successfully considered for this role, you should have:

  • Demonstrated commitment to your safety and the safety of your team
  • Motivation to achieve individual and team goals
  • The ability to perform physical work on the 12-hour continuous shift roster in a hot industrial environment
  • The motivation to work collaboratively to achieve individual and team goals
  • Strong time management skills with the ability to prioritise and multi-task as required
  • The ability to communicate effectively with peers and various contracting groups

What’s on offer

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. These benefits include:  

  • A work environment where safety is always the number one priority
  • Competitive salary package
  • Comprehensive medical benefits including subsidised private health insurance for employees and immediate family
  • Learning and development opportunities to support your desired technical or leadership career path
  • Ongoing individual wellbeing support for you and your family for personal and professional matters

Where you will be working

Gladstone is a coastal town in central Queensland with the region home to a population of approximately 64,000. The Gladstone region enjoys well-established education services, entertainment, shopping and medical facilities and is the gateway to the Southern Great Barrier Reef. If you are thinking of making a seaside change, check out what our region has to offer:

About QAL

Queensland Alumina Limited (QAL) is one of the world’s largest alumina refineries, enjoying a global reputation as a leader in the minerals processing industry. QAL is focused on employee engagement, best practice technology, innovative capital solutions, benchmark maintenance and project execution whilst maintaining world class safety, quality and environmental performance.

Creating an inclusive and diverse workforce

We are committed to an inclusive environment where people feel comfortable to be themselves. We want our people to feel that all voices are heard, all cultures respected and that a variety of perspectives are not only welcome – they are essential to our success. We treat each other fairly and with dignity regardless of race, gender, nationality, ethnic origin, religion, age, sexual orientation or anything else that makes us different.

At QAL, we particularly welcome and encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, women, the LGBTQIA+ community, mature workers, people with disabilities and people from different cultural backgrounds. 

You may not meet all the selection criteria we are looking for, but that doesn’t mean you are not the right fit for QAL. You might have experience outside of these requirements that will make you a great candidate with strengths in areas that we can build on.

If you are looking for a new venture and the chance to work for a company that cares about being Safe, Stable and Sustainable, apply today.