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Blast Furnace Shift Relief Leader

About the role

Reporting to the Operations Manager, as a Relief Shift Leader of the Blast Furnace you will support the operating shift in the absence of the Shift Leader. While leading the plant, you will plan, coordinate, control and supervise the shift activities within the Blast Furnace and utilise your proactive nature to spot possible issues and minimise delays to keep the process running efficiently.

Key responsibilities:

  • Production planning, scheduling, and coordination with the maintenance scheduling team
  • Contribute to and ensure compliance with safety, environmental, quality control plans and standards
  • Plan rosters, team over time, and manage sick leave and performance management
  • Coordinate training and development of Blast Furnace personnel
  • Provide an environment that supports operational ownership of plant and equipment reliability
  • Work within the constraints of the Blast Furnace operating budget
  • Supervise operational facilities in a manner that minimises risk to employees, contractors, and the environment
  • Manage inventory within Blast Furnace control, to minimize stock levels, expenditure and within budget

About your experience

With solid heavy industry experience and demonstrated experience in operational management of a manufacturing asset, our ideal candidate will have strong people and influencing skills with excellent attention to detail. An understanding of chemical elements, analysis of data and ability to process numerical information is critical in this role. 

In addition you will have:

  • Strong IT proficiency including MS Office, particularly Excel
  • Relevant tertiary qualification is highly desirable
  • Demonstrated leadership in a manufacturing environment
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written
  • The ability to translate Blast Furnace requirements to ‘task level’ for employees
  • This role works across a rotational shift pattern, with a competitive shift allowance on offer.

About our team

GFG Alliance Australia operates an end to end mining, steel, construction and energy business. With over 160 sites and more than 6700 people, we provide steel for Australia’s leading infrastructure projects.

A member of the GFG Alliance group, Liberty Primary Steel is located at Whyalla, South Australia, approximately 400 kilometres north-west of Adelaide. We operate an integrated steelworks including steel making, blast furnace, coke oven and rolling mill facilities. Producing billet for rolling in Liberty Steel and other manufacturing sites and for export, together with rail and structural steel products. We look for exceptional talent from a broad range of backgrounds, to bring high energy and drive innovation. We foster a culture where people and the business can flourish and develop. 

Why consider Whyalla? Located on Eyre Peninsula’s Spencer Gulf in South Australia, Whyalla is an important hub and the region’s biggest city for retail shopping. Whyalla boasts a warm climate, accessible ocean shores and saltwater fishing. Whyalla is well served with educational facilities where students can gain a quality education from primary school to university without leaving the City.

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Next steps

We are committed to uncompromising levels of safety, strong customer centricity and diversity. Wherever they are in the world, our people are our greatest asset. We would love you to be part of our journey. 

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