Process Operator

Last updated 31 minutes ago
Location:Launceston
Job Type:Full Time

Process Operator – Bell Bay Aluminium

  • Permanent and Fixed Term Contracts
  • Attractive remuneration and benefits
  • Strong safety culture

About the role

The role of a Process Operator is vital to the success of our business. Working in a strong team environment, you will be responsible for supporting our operational departments to ensure the safe and sustainable production of aluminium, through the operation of mobile and fixed plant equipment in conjunction with manual duties. Key tasks include:

  • Safely working with molten aluminium
  • Preparing, measuring and adding raw materials
  • Preparing, operating and monitoring furnaces, reduction cells and other site processes
  • Following procedures and completing pre-task risk assessments
  • Ensuring that the plant is maintained in a clean, tidy and safe condition
  • Operating equipment

Previous industrial experience is not essential as on the job training will be provided to suitable candidates. These roles are on a 12-hour continuous day and night shift roster.

Successful candidates will be rewarded with an attractive salary, employee benefits and on the job training. Flexible work arrangements (job share) may also be considered.
With current and future vacancies available, this is a great opportunity to join our busy and highly productive operations teams renowned for their world class safety standards and high quality product.

These roles will be a local hire only, candidates from interstate may apply but recruitment and relocation costs would not be covered by Bell Bay Aluminium.

Please note aptitude testing and a pre-employment medical is part of our recruitment process and shortlisted candidates are required to attend a virtual Process Operator Assessment Centre.

About you

We highly regard team members who initiate and foster continuous improvement in the way we work combined with the ability to demonstrate a strong commitment to safe work practices. Your strong communication skills, team orientation and ability to undertake physical work in a hot environment are essential. A Process Operator needs:

  • A desire to learn new things, and an interest in taking on a challenge
  • A positive and conscientious work ethic
  • A strong commitment to workplace safety and a culture of continuous improvement
  • To be able to follow written instructions
  • The ability to work effectively as part of a team, and be supportive of the team leader
  • Good problem solving and analytical skills

Please note aptitude testing and a pre-employment medical are part of our recruitment process, and shortlisted candidates are required to attend a Process Operator Assessment Centre.

Where you will be working

Bell Bay Aluminium is part of the Rio Tinto Group, a global leader in aluminium, which is one of the world’s most widely used metals. Based approximately 50 kilometres from Launceston in Northern Tasmania, the smelter produces primary aluminium products.

About Rio Tinto

Every idea, every innovation, every little thing the world calls ‘progress’ begins with a first step, and someone willing to take it: explorers, inventors, entrepreneurs. Pioneers.

For nearly 150 years, Rio Tinto has been a company of pioneers – generations of people spanning the globe, all with the grit and vision to produce materials essential to human progress.

Our iron ore has shaped skylines from Shanghai to Sydney. Our aluminium – the world’s first to be certified “responsible” – helps planes fly and makes cars lighter. Our copper helps wind turbines power cities and our boron helps feed the world and explore the universe.

Our diamonds help us celebrate the best parts of life.

Every Voice Matters

We particularly welcome and encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, LGBTI+ people, women, mature workers, people with disabilities and people from different cultural backgrounds. No matter how they may differ, our people share one thing in common. It’s a belief that work is more rewarding when we are accepted and valued for our differences, not judged by them. We all have something to contribute, and it’s this contribution that makes for a great organisation and fulfilling career.

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.

Please note, in order to be successfully considered for this role you must complete all pre-screening questions.