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Process Engineer

About the role

Reporting to the Technology Manager Steelmaking, this role will primarily center on providing technical support for the Steelmaking Department and coordinating and managing the metallurgical process improvement activities across the steelmaking process. You will also contribute to the Quality Management System and participate in Six Sigma business initiatives.

Key responsibilities:

  • Achieving cost effective and capable processes
  • Defining measures and reporting systems on key process variables
  • Developing and implementing continuous improvement on process management systems
  • Advancing operational improvement, plant security and availability
  • Educating and training the team on various metallurgical processes.

About your experience

Our ideal candidate will be an enthusiastic, motivated, and tech-savvy individual who has relevant steelmaking / pyro-metallurgical experience in a similar role within mining, manufacturing, or heavy industry sector. You enjoy working in a dynamic collaborative environment and are comfortable engaging with a variety of stakeholders. 

You also have:

  • Tertiary qualification in Mechanical, Metallurgy, Chemical Engineering or similar 
  • Sound understanding of manufacturing methodologies
  • Experience with Process Control, Process Development and Process Management systems
  • Sound understanding of Six Sigma is advantageous
  • Strong problem-solving and analytical skills.

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.

To view more of what Whyalla has to offer visit

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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