Operator - Refinery Process

Collie, WA, Australia
May 13, 2022
Jun 12, 2022
Full Time
The Opportunity

Reporting to the Production Supervisor, the purpose of this role is to provide to safely execute production activities according to the schedule and operate the physical assets, plant and equipment as defined by HSEC requirements, the operations standards and operating procedures.
This role is offered on a Permanent Full-Time contract basis, working on a day and night shift.

About South32

South32 is a globally diversified mining and metals company. Our purpose is to make a difference by developing natural resources, improving people's lives now and for generations to come. We are trusted by our owners and partners to realise the potential of their resources. We produce bauxite, alumina, aluminium, metallurgical coal, manganese, nickel, silver, lead and zinc at our operations in Australia, Southern Africa and South America. With a focus on growing our base metals exposure, we also have two development options in North America and several partnerships with junior explorers around the world.


This role will be based at our Worsley Refinery where our employees choose to live in the Bunbury, Collie or other nearby communities which all offer an enviable country lifestyle. Surrounded by magnificent jarrah forests, pristine beaches and world-famous wineries, this is an opportunity too good to miss.
As there is no accommodation on site, you will be required to drive in and out on a daily basis. Employees ideally live within an hour's drive of Collie.


Primary responsibilities are to:

• Demonstrate commitment and conformance to safe work practices and procedures

1. Receive handover
• Understands the condition of the asset and the work required for the day
• Question gaps and routines not done

2. Receive work assignment
• Understand scope and competency required, SAP operation long text, job hazards and timeframe.
• Conduct personal risk assessment for task

3. Perform routines and escorts
• In accordance with Clearance to Work Procedures
• Proactive identification of emergent work through check sheets.

4. Executes work safely
• Understand root cause of emergent work.
• Follow procedures for tasks and identify improvements.
• Maintain housekeeping to standard.
• Execute work as per Supervisor work assignment.
• Report all incidents, near misses, equipment or plant failures and delays promptly.

5. Prepare for handover
• Complete handover log.
• Update routines and check sheets.
• Capture transactional data about work performed and any subsequent work requirements - e.g., SWI updating, planning etc.
• Ensure workshops, tool lockers and amenities are maintained in a clean state.

6. Handover to the next team
• Provide quality handover with integrity
• Sign handover log

About You

Experience/Technical Skills

• Holds Certificate III in Process Plant Manufacturing or a minimum of 5 years' experience as an operator in a minerals/oil/gas process plant environment


• Has previously worked in a team and has contributed to projects

Our benefits

• Competitive Salaries
• Industry leading parental leave and family care policy
• Education and career development
• Participation in the Employee Share Plan
• Short-Term Incentive Bonus

Our culture

At South32, our people are fundamental to our success. We're focused on creating an inclusive workplace, with the right people in the right roles, who are engaged, empowered and appropriately rewarded.
We aspire to be an inclusive organisation, where our workforce reflects the broader demographic of the countries and communities where we operate.

South32 embraces diversity and encourages applications from people of all backgrounds.

Please note: This advertisement will close on the 27th May 2022

COVID-19 Vaccination requirement

In accordance with the Resources Industry Worker (Restrictions on Access) Directions issued by the Western Australian government, South32 must ensure that all persons who attend its Worsley Alumina operations on and from 1 December 2021 have received the first dose of an approved COVID-19 vaccine, and on and from 1 January 2022 have received two doses and a third booster shot within the stipulated timeframe of an approved COVID-19 vaccine. You acknowledge and agree that you will be required to provide proof of your vaccination status, which will be securely stored in accordance with Australian privacy legislation.