Production Engineer

Matraville, NSW, AU, 2036


From the fresh water you drink, to the chemicals for thriving industries ingredients in your food and personal care items, and to the roads you drive home safely on, IXOM is a part of your everyday - we’re behind every life. 


Your role


We are currently searching for a Production Engineer to join our Botany Operations Management team, based at our Botany ChlorAlkali manufacturing plant (CAP), in a dynamic and exciting role.


Working closely with the Operations Manager, this position has a significant role in providing support and leadership to the operations team to ensure the ChlorAlkali manufacturing and business objectives are met.


You will be the first point of call for operational issues at the Botany CAP plant and you will provide expertise to the plant and operators


Your responsibilities


  • Accountable for the safe and efficient running of the Botany CAP and Re-packaging Plants
  • Accountable for process preparation planning for all major and minor shutdowns of CAP
  • Complete regular reporting of plant KPI's and Metrics
  • Manage escalation of plant production Issues as required, including out of hours
  • Supervise and ensure the effective operation of the Botany CAP and Repack facility safely in accordance with MHF and other statutory legislation
  • Participate and lead investigations as required and ensure corrective action is taken to prevent recurrence of incidents
  • Contribute to Hazard studies and plant designs reviews
  • Involvement in identification and implementation of continuous improvement initiatives
  • Ensure operation of Botany ChlorAlkali plant safely in accordance with statutory legislation
  • Involvement in the planning of maintenance and reliability activities
  • Prepare maintenance permit to work packs for shutdown


Your skills & experience


  • Can do attitude with a focus on safety
  • Previous experience in a manufacturing environment (ideally chemicals, or heavy, industrial manufacturing)
  • Tertiary qualification in Chemical, or Process Engineering would be desirable, however not essential
  • Experience in MHF and High-risk workplaces will be highly advantageous
  • Excellent stakeholder manager with strong influencing skills
  • Able to communicate at all levels of the organisation and strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong skills in the Microsoft Suite, especially Excel, and ideally previous use of SAP for production, cost management and reporting
  • Exposure to storage and handling of dangerous goods


About IXOM


While IXOM might not be a household name, we have a world-class heritage spanning over 100 years and we play a vital part in the lives of tens of millions of people every day.  We’re the experts behind the scenes, who ensure safe and reliable access and help industries, businesses and local communities to thrive.

IXOM is supported by over 1,100 employees globally and its operations span across four continents and ten countries, with headquarters in Melbourne, Australia. Our products, services and solutions are used across many end markets, including dairy, agriculutre, viticulture, electricity, steel, food and beverage, pulp and paper, mining and construction, and water treatment (just to name a few). Everything we do, from the products we make and source, to the supporting services we deliver, is underpinned by unique in-house expertise and capabilities, and a steadfast commitment to safety, innovation and quality.


Our people are the driving force behind our business and we’re always open to new ideas from our employees. Our size means we're dynamic and adaptable, while still being a secure and industry leading organisation. With a second to none wellbeing program, education assistance, learning, secondment and promotional opportunities, and an array of additional benefits, we take looking after our people seriously. And, of course, we offer flexible working wherever possible. 


Your benefits at IXOM


For a start, you’ll work for a large successful global organisation, where you’ll not only earn a competitive salary, you’ll have access to an Employee Assistance Program, a Recognition Program, and a range of health and benefits discounts. You’ll be provided with ongoing learning and development to meet your professional needs. You’ll be supported by an accessible leadership team who are driven by a solid values platform that underpins who we are and how we operate.


What’s more, you’ll find yourself working with a flexible, diverse, and inclusive workforce. 


We celebrate and nurture our people. We’re focused on embracing change.


There is no better time to join us.


Your next step


To apply for this position, please click the link on this job advert to send your CV to our Talent Acquisition team.


Please note that you must have full working rights to apply.


No agencies please. IXOM will not accept unsolicited resumes from any source other than directly from a candidate. You. After all, that’s who we’re really interested in.


We are a 2024 Circle Back Initiative Employer – we commit to respond to every applicant.


About Our Process


At IXOM we are committed to employing individuals who align with our values and meet the requirements of the role. As part of the recruitment process, there are a number of checks which may be conducted to demonstrate applicants suitability for a role including police / criminal background checks, medical, drug and alcohol testing, and reference checks.

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