Trainee Plant Operator

Location: Tasmania
Duration: 4 Years
Qualification: Certificate II in Process Plant Operations

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If you enjoy working with your hands, in a strong team environment and developing a diverse range of skills while problem solving, then becoming a Plant Operator could be just for you.

Operators form part of the production team with the purpose and objective of the role to operate all parts of the relevant departments (Roast/Leach/Electrolysis/Casting) and plant/equipment in a safe and efficient manner to achieve production targets while developing strong working relationships with operators and maintenance personnel.

Some tasks performed are but not limited to:

  • Ensure all equipment faults are reported promptly
  • Equipment pre-start and run sheets are completed as required
  • Operation of the Plant
  • Cleaning and maintenance of specialist PPE and equipment
  • Maintain Effective use of the plant/equipment to ensure production rates/targets are met
  • Carrying out area audits
  • Participate in daily pre-start meetings.
Entry requirements may vary, but employers generally prefer applicants who have completed Year 10 or equivalent with an increasing trend towards requiring Year 11 and 12. Employers may also have specific requirements according to their company needs.

Qualifying as an Operator involves:

  • Two years commitment
  • Attending paid work with a ‘host employer’ for the duration of the apprenticeship
  • Attend off-the-job training at a Registered Training Organisation (RTO)
  • Successfully complete all requirements.

Ideal personal requirements to be a Trainee Operator include:

  • Be comfortable working on a heavy industrial site
  • Be comfortable working with and around a variety of chemicals
  • Good hand-eye coordination
  • Problem solving ability
  • Physically fit
  • Good communication skills.
  • You earn while you learn
  • Annual Leave
  • Personal Leave
  • Nationally recognised qualification
  • Dedicated Industry Careers Consultant, who will guide you every step of the way, from the day they interview you, through to completion. Whether this is one, two or four years from now, your Industry Careers Consultant will always be there for you to discuss training needs, workplace performance or to have a general chat about work or life, or both.
  • A head start to your career!