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Operations Manager

About the role

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced and results driven Operations Manager to join our business at Steelforce Derrimut. The position plays a vital role in improving efficiencies, leading an operations team and driving a safe high-performance culture to achieve stated outcomes.


The priorities of the role will include:

  • Lead operations in a hands-on role, with a focus on maximising performance whilst managing day to day requirements
  • Supervise and develop team leaders, operators and contractors across three shifts (15 – 20 personnel)
  • Lead and set the standard around safety to ensure our employees, customers, suppliers and visitors are safe on our site
  • Oversee and deliver on daily production plans and targets. Satisfy customer demands of quality and delivery
  • Manage R&M and site operational services
  • Monitor and manage costs against targets
  • Implement and facilitate training and work-force planning

About your experience

We are looking for a safety-oriented leader with a high level of energy, great problem-solving skills, conceptual thinking and with a mechanical aptitude. The ideal candidate will be resilient, influential and solution-oriented manager with outstanding communication and conflict resolutions skills.


We would love to speak to candidates with the following:

  • Minimum 3 years of experience in an operational management in a similar industry (steel, manufacturing, construction or heavy industry).
  • Ability to hold themselves and others accountable for how and what results are achieved, keeping people informed and provide feedback and support to the team when development is required
  • Tertiary qualifications in Engineering are desirable
  • Previous OH&S experience and an exposure to simple lean tools such as 5S
  • Strong computer skills and ability to use various systems – SAP, JDE, Armour or Sparks
  • Strong written and verbal skills.

About our team

Steelforce, a brand of InfraBuild, distributes and trades structural steel, merchant bar, tubular steel product. Such products are sold direct to manufacturers, resellers, fabricators, the construction and rural industries.

Next steps

Across our different business units, we offer career opportunities for people who share our drive, passion and ambition. From apprentices and graduates to experienced professionals, we are committed to offering fulfilling careers and the chance to grow as our business grows. We would love you to be part of our journey.


We are a 2022 Circle Back Initiative Employer – we commit to responding to every applicant.