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Operations Manager - Steelworks

About GFG Alliance


GFG Alliance has an agile, entrepreneurial culture with high energy, strong levels of ambition, and sustainable growth plans. This brings opportunities for GFG’s people and businesses to flourish and develop. We work with our people to determine how we can grow our business and our future.  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. 

About our team


Liberty Primary Steel, a member of GFG Alliance, operates integrated steelworks which include ironmaking, steel making and rolling-mill facilities located in coastal Whyalla, approximately 400km from Adelaide.

About the role


Based in Whyalla, and reporting into the Manager of Steel Products this role is responsible for the operational delivery of manufactured steel products to the annual business unit capacity plan. This needs to be executed in accordance with agreed customer & supplier service level agreements, matched to process capability and at an optimal cost with continuous improvement.


As a key member of the Steel Products Lead Team, the role also contributes towards maximising the economic value and long-term sustainability of the Steel Products manufacturing asset, assisted through:


  • Contribution to & ensuring compliance with safety, environmental, quality control plans and standards
  • Production planning/roll scheduling & coordination with maintenance scheduling
  • Provide an environment that supports operational ownership of plant & equipment reliability
  • Provide the Manager Steel Products an annual operating budget that supports the plant’s capacity plan
  • Coordinate training & development programs for Steel Products personnel
  • Steel Products Primary operations supervision
About your experience


Our ideal candidate will have a relevant tertiary qualification in Engineering (Mechanical, Process or Chemical) Metallurgy, Commercial or Business Management. It’s also critical the successful candidate can show demonstrated leadership experience in manufacturing businesses.


You will also have;


  • Demonstrated experience in roll schedule optimisation
  • Technical understanding of furnaces (blast furnace or reheat furnaces)
  • Experience producing and managing budgets
  • A sound understanding of manufacturing methodologies and improvement processes
  • Demonstrated expereince in Operational Management of a manufacturing asset 
  • An ablilty to translate business unit requirements to 'task level' for employees once removed from this position
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.


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