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Production Operator

Job No: 112886
Location: Matraville

  • An exciting full-time production opportunity with a global leader!
  • Competitive hourly rate on offer!
  • Enjoy great training & ongoing opportunities for career development!

About Knauf Australia

Knauf is a multinational supplier of plasterboard, metal and associated products. Symbolic with quality and innovation, Knauf, is a 100-year-old German manufacturing company with over 26,000 people worldwide and a massive global footprint across 60 countries and over 150 manufacturing sites. Knauf entered the Australian marketplace in 2010 and have since expanded across both the Australian and Asia Pacific markets.

Knauf has plasterboard and compounds manufacturing facilities in Matraville (New South Wales) Bundaberg (Queensland) and Altona (Victoria) and metal profile lines in Beenleigh (Queensland). With over 280 employees and a national distribution PlastaMasta network, Knauf is a major supplier to the lightweight construction industry and a one-stop-shop for a complete wall framing solution.

About the Opportunity

Knauf Australia currently has an exciting opportunity for a Production Operator to join their team in Matraville, NSW on a full-time basis working across rotating 12 hour shifts. 

As a Production Operator, your primary responsibility will be to successfully operate manufacturing equipment in order to produce a quality plasterboard product.

As a Knauf team member some of your daily responsibilities will include:

  • Operating, monitoring and adjusting the production in your designated area.
  • Observing and making adjustments to production equipment in order to produce a quality product.
  • Routine quality control, inspection and testing.
  • Basic maintenance.
  • Troubleshooting and solving quality issues.
  • Forklift use.

You will undergo robust training and have extensive support in achieving the above. 

Who is Knauf Looking For?

To be successful in this position you will have the following:

  • Previous relevant experience - experience in a continuous manufacturing environment is preferred, however candidates with batch manufacturing experience will also be considered.
  • High-level communication and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to work and make sound decisions under pressure.
  • Ability and willingness to adhere to standard operating conditions.
  • A current forklift licence, or willingness to obtain.

A trade qualification is not mandatory for you to succeed in this role but strong mechanical/engineering aptitude is.

Please note: Due to the physical nature of these roles, the successful candidates will be required to do a certain amount of manual handling and repetitive movements including continually walking up and down stairs, shovelling, chiseling and operating precision hand tools.  

About the Benefits

Knauf is made up of a diverse mix of talented people working together to attain a shared goal. Their employees are skilled, experienced and have a strong desire to succeed, all sharing the same energy and entrepreneurial spirit. As such, they are always on the lookout for talent from all sectors of the community who can bring unique ideas, skills, qualifications and backgrounds to their organisation.

In return for your hard work and dedication, you will be rewarded with a competitive hourly rate. You'll enjoy the challenges and responsibilities that come from these advanced operational roles, whilst still having a great leadership support structure in place.

Additionally, you'll benefit from being part of a global organisation that can provide opportunities for on-going training and career development, that you may not have within other organisations.

This role offers a great career progression path into a supervisory/management position - in fact, three out of the four current Shift Supervisors in this plant started in the role of Production Operator themselves. If you have an interest in management or leadership in the future, this would be a great starting point.

This position won't last long - if you are looking for your next big opportunity, Apply Now!

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