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  • 08/02/2024

Production Operator (Whyalla, SA, AU)

About the role


  • Residential Whyalla role – even time roster
  • Even time roster – Day Shift and Day/Night Shift
  • Multiple positions


We currently have 2 positions for a Production Operator to join our Pelletising Team.  The position reports to the relevant Shift Team Leader working 12 hour shifts on an even time roster. One position will be day shift 4,3,3,4 and the other will be day/night shift 4,5,5,4.

Your key responsibilities will include:

  • Performing planned preventative and corrective maintenance to ensure the condition and productive capacity of the Plant assets meets targets and delivers sustainable operations
  • Demonstrate ability to identify faults through the use of fault finding techniques with the ability to troubleshoot and rectify problems
  • Correctly operate the plant and equipment to ensure the condition and productive capacity of the Plant assets meets targets and delivers sustainable operations
  • Working in a professional, timely and safe manner following all SIMEC Mining’s standards and procedures


About your experience

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

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

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 west of Whyalla, consist of three primary mine sites: Iron Baron, Iron Knob and the South Middleback Ranges. Administration functions and ore pelletising and port facilities are located within the city limits of Whyalla, with corporate functions based in Adelaide and Sydney. 
The Iron Ore business is on an exciting trajectory to expand our mining and processing operations with significant investment over the next three years. 

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, through to 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

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 responding to every applicant.