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Production Operator

About our team

SIMEC Mining, a member of GFG Alliance, has operations in SA and NSW.  Our Iron Ore mining operations in South Australia’s Middleback Ranges, south of Whyalla, consist of three primary mine sites: Iron Baron, Iron Knob and the South Middleback Ranges.  Administration functions and ore processing and shipping facilities are located within the city limits of Whyalla, with corporate functions based in Adelaide and Sydney.


About Whyalla
Located on the Eyre Peninsula’s Spencer Gulf in South Australia, Whyalla boasts a warm climate, accessible ocean shores and saltwater fishing. Whyalla has over 100 sports codes and activities ranging from wind surfing and kite boarding, paddle boarding and kayaking, sailing, and diving, and a thriving team sport community.
Whyalla is the region’s biggest city for retail shopping and offers a range of health care services through the local hospital, well equipped medical centres and three modern pharmacies. Whyalla is well served with educational facilities, most notable is the non - Adelaide based university campus in South Australia. 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 whyalla.com

About the role

We currently have two exciting opportunity for an Operator (Day Shift) to join our Pelletising Team.  

The position reports to Team Leader - Services working 12 hour shifts on an even-time roster.
Main duties:

  • Day-to-day operations support including provision of plant duties
  • Demonstrate ability to identify faults through the use of fault finding techniques with the ability to troubleshoot and rectify problems
  • Working in a professional, timely and safe manner following all SIMEC Mining’s standards and procedures.

About your experience

Key criteria:

  • Previous operational experience in a similar role
  • Demonstrated knowledge of process systems
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office an SAP advantageous
  • Skid steer / FL / Water cart tickets desirable
  • Ability to diagnose and apply fault finding techniques
  • Willingness to learn new skills
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment

To be successful in the role you will be a self-starter with the drive to complete any task you are given.  This role will challenge and reward you; it will see you work in a strong team with a focus on safety performance and customer satisfaction.

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.

Apply today.