Despatch Operator - Aboriginal Opportunity


  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are encouraged to apply for this opportunity (under section 51 of the Equal Opportunity Act 1984)
  • Excellent opportunity to grow your skills in a supportive environment
  • Multiple permanent and fixed term opportunities available based in Kwinana

Part of Wesfarmers Chemicals, Energy & Fertilisers, our Ammonia/Ammonium Nitrate businesses manufacture and supply ammonia, ammonium nitrate and industrial chemicals to the Western Australian mining and resource sector.

We believe our business is only as good as our people and respect that different people have different ways of looking at things that’s why we pride ourselves on our values-led culture where your contribution matters. Our customer focus and teamwork drives our business forward to innovate for a sustainable future.

About the role

Working within the Ammonium Nitrate Despatch team, you will be responsible for safely operating despatch systems within a multi-disciplined team. This role will ensure all routine operational work is completed to meet customer requirements which includes packaging, loading and dispatching of solid ammonium nitrate.

This is an exciting opportunity to gain exposure to all areas of Despatch in a dynamic environment. Working within a supportive and hardworking team, you will have exposure to training and development opportunities to grow your skills. We are looking for motivated individuals who will thrive in an environment that encourages innovative thinking, and share our values. You will have the opportunity to identify improvement opportunities and efficiencies, and contribute to a culture where focus on safety is uncompromising.

Other responsibilities include:

  • Operating a forklift and/or front end loader to move product to designated areas
  • Managing plant breakdowns and identifying and implementing alternatives to avoid or minimise customer delays
  • Keeping plant, equipment and operational history up to date via the appropriate computer-based management systems
  • Prioritising your safety, and the safety of others in all practices
  • Carrying out all work in accordance with relevant environmental policies and procedures

Do you have the following skills and experience?

  • Satisfactory completion of Year 10 or equivalent.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and the ability to build relationships.
  • Strong attention to detail and problem solving skills.
  • Ability to work autonomously and in a team environment, and take accountability for your work.
  • Previous experience in a packaging plant and/or experience dispatching bulk goods would be beneficial.

Flexibility is a requirement of this role, including working various shift patterns which may include night shifts.

As part of our recruitment process, we require all candidates to undertake a pre-employment medical including a Drug and Alcohol test.

We welcome people with different skills, and life experiences and encourage individuals from diverse backgrounds to apply.

We pride ourselves on developing and supporting people and recognise the importance of flexibility. When you apply, please let us know if you are seeking a flexible employment arrangement.

Applications close: 5pm Sunday, 29 March 2020

We reserve the right to commence the recruitment process prior to the closing date. It is recommended to apply as soon as possible.