Operations Manager- Newcastle

Posted on 13-Nov-2017
Application Close Date: 27-Nov-2017
NSW Regional
Position type:
Full Time
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Sibelco mines and manufactures a wide range of mineral products for both local and international markets. Founded in 1872, Sibelco began in Europe and has grown into one of the largest industrial minerals companies in the world - privately owned and multinational, our vision is to be the best Global Material Solutions Company. We are market driven, operationally excellent and offer a compelling culture.


We are recruiting for a permanent fulltime Operations Manager- Newcastle to manage the overall operations of the Saltash and Sandgate Sites.


 Reporting to the Regional Operations Manager, this position will be responsible for managing these sites with the objective of attaining overall profitability and business growth, while maintaining excellent levels of safety, environmental, and quality system standards. Duties also include the setting and achieving of strategic objectives for the mining, multi mineral processing, storage and dispatch component of the business.

Key responsibilities will include;

• Effective management of the team, plant and contractors to ensure all activities operate in accordance with company OH&S, Environment and Quality systems; promote and foster zero harm for all employees and contractors

• Analyse and rectify inefficiencies within the manufacturing processes; make recommendations for upgrade, modification or replacement of equipment to achieve optimum profitability and production performance

• Efficient and effective use of resources to maintain a viable and sustainable operation

• Contribute to the setting, monitoring and delivery of budgets and strategic objectives for the site.

• Maintain sound customer relations through the sales team and develop and build positive relationships with the community, neighbours, contractors and regulators.

You will need;

• Proven leadership experience within a mining or heavy industry environment.

• Ideally, you have attained NSW Mining Supervisor competencies and have previous experience as a Site Senior Executive, a Certificate IV in Extractive Industry, and hold formal qualifications in a technical field within mining, engineering or mineral processing, though this is negotiable dependant on your demonstrated experience.


Sibelco recognise the strength of our diverse global workforce and value difference and inclusion for all. Our rich mix of people bring an exciting exchange of ideas and knowledge to keep us moving forward and innovating new solutions. We seek talent of all backgrounds and abilities and continue to develop our leaders and our culture to help all employees to grow and reach their full potential.

Applications (cover letter & CV) can be sent via the careers page on our web site at www.sibelco.com.au no later than Monday the 27th November 2017.

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