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  • 26/09/2023

Production Operator (Whyalla, SA, AU)

About the role

Reporting to the Processing Lead, the Production Operator will safely and correctly operate plant and equipment to ensure the condition and productive capacity of the plant assets meets targets and delivers a sustainable operation.

Ongoing operation of plant and equipment as required, including, but not limited to carrying out a range of production tasks including:

  • Plant Inspections and Equipment Checks
  • Monitoring plant performance from trends and measurements to contribute to meeting production targets
  • Work effectively within a team and including processing personnel and other supporting departments
  • Completion of daily plant reporting
  • Maintain compliance within all Safety and Environmental requirements

About your experience

You will be required to operate the below equipment

  • Front end loader
  • Water trucks
  • HR dump truck operations
  • Light Vehicle
  • Forklift, EWP and bobcat

To be considered the below current valid skills, licenses and tickets are desirable:

  • Minerals Processing environment experience
  • Control Room exposure in Mineral Processing
  • LV Licence
  • HR Licence
  • Front End Loader Licence
  • Skid steer Licence
  • EWP Licence
  • Forklift Licence

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. Our Tahmoor Colliery in New South Wales, is an underground longwall coal mine with an associated coal preparation plant, producing high quality coking coal for global markets. 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. Our operations in Tahmoor NSW produce metallurgical coal for the steel making process where the business is currently investing to expand and extend the life of the operations.

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.