Senior Production Technologist

  • Great opportunity to join a global leading agribusiness group
  • Exciting Permanent Full-Time role based in a Nth Queensland location
  • Leading strategic group wide technical projects
  • Join a talented & supportive Production & Technology team

About the Business

Join the nation's leading sugar and renewable energy company - Wilmar Sugar! We are Australia's largest raw sugar manufacturer and exporter, we also generate green energy and produce much of Queensland's BioEthanol

We employ around 2,400 people across Australia and are always looking for people who are capable, innovative and passionate to join our team. We offer a diverse working environment that encourages our people to develop their skills and knowledge and to reach their full potential.

The Opportunity

A challenging and rewarding opportunity exists for a suitably qualified Senior Production Technologist to join our Production and Technologist team. Preference is for this position to be based at our operational site located in Ingham, Nth Queensland.

Reporting into the General Manager Production & Technology, the purpose of this role is to provide strategic and targeted process engineering technical support to the regional operations an asset management teams for all aspects of sugarcane milling operations.

Some of the key responsibilities for this role are:

  • Support a continuous drive of safety improvement and compliance
  • Identify and make recommendation on improvement opportunities to be included in asset management and capital projects
  • Approve regional capital works projects
  • Identify and qualify new and innovative technology to improve the reliability and efficiency of factory equipment
  • Manage nominated research and business development projects for the group including assessment and development of priorities, interface with external research and development bodies, and managing purchase requisitions for projects
  • Contribute to the development of fellow technologists by sponsoring training and development initiatives and by coaching and mentoring
  • Provide comprehensive support to operational teams by identifying gaps in performance, proposing solutions and coaching through change
  • Review and report on factory performance and provide factory equipment performance reports
  • Support the development of the production teams across the group (actively participate in Production Superintendents meetings)
  • Contribute to the improvement of operator skills, knowledge and work practices
  • Maintain the knowledge management process associated with factory equipment and work practices including assisting in maintaining accurate technical resources
  • Being supportive of change, demonstrate initiative and work well under pressure

The ideal candidate should possess:

  • 10+ years Sugar industry operational experience
  • Tertiary qualifications in a process engineering discipline or equivalent practical experience
  • Involvement in large capital works
  • Strong analytical skills
  • High levels of oral and written communication and practical problem solving skills
  • A high level of computer literacy
  • Proficiency in the use of SAP (or similar) software

In return, Wilmar Sugar offers a competitive remuneration package, the opportunity to work alongside like-minded individuals in a challenging and stimulating work environment as well as genuine opportunities for career growth and personal development.

09/11/2020 $0 Townsville & Northern QLD 1 Engineering
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