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  • 22/02/2024

Operator (Bell Bay, TAS, AU)

About the role

The role of the production operator is to safely execute production activities within the Liberty Bell Bay Furnace operations according to the production plan and operate the physical assets, plant and equipment.


This is your chance to work in a team environment within an organisation dedicated an inclusive and safe workplace where all people can thrive and do their best work.   We are proud of our inclusive and constructive culture. We encourage people from all backgrounds in our teams and encourage you to apply if this sounds like the type of place you can see yourself working in.


Reporting to the Production Shift Supervisor, the operator will be responsible for:


  • Performing molten material tasks
  • Upholding and adhering to all safety procedures on site, identify and assess risk when necessary
  • Work with physical assets, plant and equipment as defined by the Operation’s standards and operating procedures
  • Monitor molten material quality via sampling and temperature monitoring
  • Safely undertake operation of the overhead gantry crane operations
  • Perform minor process maintenance on furnace equipment (casting machine system, launder refractory maintenance etc)
  • Maintain housekeeping standards in the furnace building and surrounding areas via hosing, shovelling and use of mobile equipment
  • Complete equipment pre-start inspections, inspect equipment such as mud gun, drill, poker, fume extraction, casting machine, overhead crane, skips and lifting equipment.

About your experience

The right candidate will have previous experience in mining, processing or heaving manufacturing operation, with a basic knowledge of mechanical and electrical equipment.


  • Highly aware of safety requirements within high risk environments
  • Reliable with an exceptional work ethic
  • Ability to work a rotating shift (4 shifts on (2 days 2 nights), 4 days off)
  • Physically able to undertake tasks requiring manual handling
  • Ability to complete tasks involving close contact with high temperature molten materials
  • Bridge and gantry crane ticket, would be helpful
  • Forklift, bobcat ticket and HR licence desirable.

About our team

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.

Liberty Bell Bay is Australia’s only ferro-alloy producer, operating four submerged arc furnaces and a Sinter Plant to produce high-carbon ferromanganese, silicomanganese and sinter.

About Bell Bay
This role will be based at Bell Bay, 50km north of Launceston. Tasmania offers a unique lifestyle choice with short commute times, easy access to a wide range of leisure activities, affordable housing, well-regarded schools, a vibrant cultural and sporting scene and welcoming communities.

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 2023 Circle Back Initiative Employer – we commit to respond to every applicant.