Job Details
  • ReferenceBH-102859-1
  • LocationBunbury
  • SalaryCompetitive
  • Job TypeFull Time
  • Postedabout 1 month ago
  • ConsultantHelen Gibson
Our client is proudly Australian owned and based in the beautiful South West. With a high demand from overseas markets their products are exported to a diverse range of global clients. Currently there is an opportunity for a dynamic and engaging Smelter Manager to manage operations within the smelter.

This is a highly visible role that reports directly into the Managing Director and oversees a number of key staff staff including a senior management team. This is a unique environment that offers a family feel environment and a truly collaborative and inclusive culture. A work life balance is encouraged with little overtime or extended hours expected as the ‘norm’.

The ideal candidate will demonstrate a minimum of 15 years as a professional Metallurgist (or equivalent), with 5 years in the management of people. Exposure to submerged arc furnaces / ferro alloys is essential. A proven ability to provide a safe, timely, functional and cost-effective service, and through the provision of technical support if required.

In this position, you will manage the efficient operations of the smelter, by establishing and ensuring the achievement of annual production efficiency and cost targets. You will ensure product quality meets customer requirements by establishing and managing the raw material inputs, process improvements strategies and systems. In addition you will establish and maintain key performance indicators for energy use and production for the smelter. You will manage work teams responsible for smelter production through the effective communication or smelter goals that are reflective of company goals.

Your ability to mentor the development and provide sound technical guidance is paramount to your success in the role. 

The successful applicant will be able to demonstrate:

• Qualifications in Metallurgist (or equivalent)
• 15 years+ post qualification experience, preferably in sub merged arc furnaces / ferroalloys industry
• A minimum of 5 years’ experience in the supervision of teams (highly desirable)
• Analytical and problem solving skills
• Operational evaluation and analysis
• Financial evaluation and justification, cost and budget management
• Superior written and verbal communication skills
• A demonstrated ability to make timely and sound decisions and accept individual accountability.
• Adaptable and flexible – able to cope with changing circumstances.

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a growing business and be instrumental in taking it to the next phase. This key appointment will suit a charismatic, self-starter and inspirational leader who can engage the people and lead by example. You will have a strong desire for success and the ability to motivate and work towards achieving goals. You will have well-honed communication skills and experience with public relations and working with Government agencies. In return you will be rewarded with an excellent salary package that includes relocation assistance and company vehicle allowance.