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Current Vacancies

Job Name Department Job Description
Refinery Operator Multiple

As a Sun Metals Refinery Operator, you will safely and efficiently operate, clean and maintain area plant and equipment to ensure a balanced operation so that production targets are met.  You will work in a team environment on a continuous shift roster of 2 days, 2 nights, 4 off.

You should be willing to learn new skills and adapt to new challenges. You will demonstrate a positive and proactive approach and take accountability for work performance.

You will need to be physically capable to work in hot and/or dirty conditions, walk on uneven ground, climb ladders and enter confined spaces.

High Risk Work Licences such as Forklift (LF), Cabin Gantry Crane (CB) and Elevated Work Platform (WP) or remote Gantry Crane (LBG) qualification are desirable.

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Mechanical Tradesperson Mechanical Maintenance

This critical role supports the mechanical maintenance team, this will involve working with fixed and rotating plant equipment which includes conveyors, fans and blowers and agitators, ensuring the safe production of cost effective, quality zinc products. 

With your Trade Certificate (Cert III Engineering) and strong focus and commitment to safety, you will have gained experience in minerals processing operations or similar heavy industry.  You can execute both planned and breakdown maintenance on fixed plant and rotating equipment. 

Monday to Friday roster with monthly RDO’s and opportunity for overtime.

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Electrical Tradesperson Electrical Maintenance

Sun Metals is seeking experienced Electrical Tradespeople to join our Maintenance Team due to the plant's expansion. These roles will be shift roles (Lifestyle Roster). These positions report to the Electrical Maintenance Team Leader.  

This is a shift role working the lifestyle roster, this roster is made up of 4 on, 5 off, 5 on, 4 off, 5 on, 5 off, including day and night if leave coverage is required.

The key responsibilities include: preventative and predictive maintenance, troubleshooting a wide variety of electrical motor control systems, troubleshoot various instruments used in Process control, carry out switching of HV equipment when required and interpret various Electrical, pneumatic and P&ID drawings.

Applicants must have a relevant Electrical Trade Certificate with post trade experience and a Queensland Electrical Fitter/Mechanic licence issued by the Queensland Electrical Safety Office. Experience in a refinery or similar heavy industry is desirable.

If you have the qualifications and experience, we are interested in receiving your application.  Apply now.

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Electrical Tradesperson (Day Shift) Electrical Maintenance

Sun Metals is seeking experienced Electrical Tradespeople to join our Maintenance Team due to the plant's expansion. These roles will usually work Monday to Friday (Day shifts) but be available for breakdowns and shift coverage. These positions report to the Electrical Maintenance Team Leader.  

  Key responsibilities will include, performing preventative and predictive maintenance, troubleshoot a wide variety of electrical motor control systems, troubleshoot various instruments used in Process control. You will need the ability to prioritise work in demanding situations, carry out switching of HV equipment when required, work with Process Operators and other Trades and interpret various Electrical, pneumatic and P&ID drawings.

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Overhead Crane Electrical Operator Mechanical Maintenance

Reporting to the Reliability Planner, this role will carry out preventive maintenance on fixed cranes, as well as various pieces of fixed plant equipment.  You will maintain, diagnose, repair and replace plant and equipment to maximise ongoing reliability of plant processes through safe and efficient practices.  Additionally, you will coordinate contractors who provide crane maintenance and third-party inspections.

You will develop, implement and continue to improve the site's maintenance program, which includes preventive, predictive and proactive maintenance activities and associated documentation.  Through activities ranging across integrity, reliability, condition monitoring, lubrication, modifications, installations and inventory management, you will provide practical input into operations/maintenance teams to optimise process performance with a strong focus on life cycle asset management.

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Warehouse Officer Procurement

Reporting to the Warehouse Supervisor, you will be involved in ensuring the safe efficient receipt, stock management and distribution of materials on site to support business activities. 

You will be part of a dedicated, professional procurement team, therefore good communication, cooperation and record keeping is essential. Your keys duties will include receipting, dispatching, inspection of goods, stock taking, unloading of deliveries from vehicles by forklift, destuffing shipping containers by forklift and undertaking housekeeping. 

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Sales & Logistics Officer Sales & Logistics

Reporting to the Sales and Logistics Manager, this position is ideally suited to a person who possesses good attention to detail with strong interpersonal and time management skills.

This is a part time role with the possibility of leading to full time.

Key responsibilities will include, provide administrative support for the purchase of import and domestic zinc concentrate product; Create shipping documents for export sales including but not limited to packing lists; Generate sales invoices for both domestic and export customers; Collate data related to the status and volume of products, for reporting to management; Assist team with additional tasks as required.

If you believe this is the position for you, we encourage you to apply now. 

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Laboratory Technician Technical Services

Sun Metals currently has an opportunity for a Laboratory Technician suitably experienced in chemical analysis to join our laboratory team.

You will assist operating departments to control process and product quality by analysing samples using wet chemical techniques and instruments, checking, recording and reporting of test results and taking care of laboratory equipment.

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Enviromental Advisor Environment

Reporting to the Environmental Superintendent, the Environmental Advisor will focus on the development and implementation of the environmental management system, conduct environmental monitoring, investigate incidents and participate in improvement projects on site.

In addition to duties conducted at the Sun Metals site, this position also offers the opportunity to support our ship loading and unloading operations at the Port of Townsville. 

With your Tertiary qualifications in environmental science or engineering, you will have experience with the application of ISO 14001 Environmental management system standards and sound knowledge and understanding of environmental laws and regulations.

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Stuart Qld 4811