Vacancy Production Coordinator (Fulfilled)

For Yara Pilbara in Australia we are searching for an experienced Production Coordinator who is interested in relocation to Australia or is already a Australian citizen.

Yara International ASA owns 51% percent of Burrup Holdings Limited (BHL) and is the exclusive marketer of ammonia from the plant. BHL has been renamed Yara Pilbara Holdings Ltd (YPHL). YPHL owns 100% of Yara Pilbara Fertilisers Pty Ltd (YPFPL) which operates an ammonia plant completed in 2006 located at the Burrup peninsula in Western Australia.

Construction of the company’s AUD 700 million liquid ammonia plant on the Burrup Peninsula, near Karratha in western Australia, began in 2003. Production started in April 2006, and The Burrup Fertilisers Pty Ltd`s first export shipment was made from the Port of Dampier in June 2006.

The Burrup Fertilisers ammonia plant was the first industrial development to be established on the Burrup Peninsula following the State Government’s $200m infrastructure investment. Liquid ammonia is piped direct from the plant to the new jetty at the Port of Dampier.

In 2012, Yara acquired 16% of Burrup Holdings Limited (BHL) increasing its ownership share in the company to 51% as part of its strategy to strengthen its position in Asia and Oceania. The Burrup Fertilisers Pty Ltd has been renamed Yara Pilbara Fertilisers Pty Ltd, marking a more active role for Yara in the region.

Production capacity

Yara Pilbara Fertilisers Pty Ltd is one of the world’s largest ammonia production facilities, with a production capability of approximately 850,000 metric tons annually. The plant provides employment for approximately 100 production and administrative staff.

Liquid ammonia is a vital raw material in the manufacture of fertilizer. Output from the plant is sold in Australian domestic market as well as exported into Korea, Indonesia and other SE Asian markets. Two new ships capable of 25,000 tonnes are dedicated to handle the distribution.


Common duties:

  • Is a safety leader and ensure implementation of safe work practices by own team of employees.
  • Co-ordinates operational-maintenance interface on daily basis.
  • Communicating plant, process and equipment issues to Production Manager.
  • Chairing/conducting safety meetings.
  • Attending Monthly department meetings
  • Assist in writing and maintaining work instruction.
  • Assist in conducting incident investigation and preparing reports.
  • Monthly follow up of Production department’s lead KPIs
  • Follow up on consumables within the department including chemical inventories.
  • Investigate loss production and take necessary corrective actions.
  • Assist in training and developing operators by following up with Shift Superintendent on training plan and updating matrix.
  • Co-ordinating Maintenance in cooperation with the maintenance coordinators
  • Preparing trip reports
  • Assisting in Supervising plant start-ups, shutdown and emergencies.
  • Follow up on analytical results
  • Cooperates with Process engineers / reliability engineers for complex problems
  • Quality assures the framework of laws and regulations, organizational policies and performance criteria that corresponds to the quality of products, O&HS safety (process) safety, environment (stakeholders), labour relations, manufacturing costs and budgets.
  • Preparing and updating documents which requires regulatory compliance.( performance standards document with in Production department)


  • Housekeeping.
  • Audits:
    • One to One Safety Rounds.
    • WOCs
    • PTW
  • HSEQ
    • Incident investigation.
    • Five minute Safety discussions.
    • Environment Policy Compliance.
  • Checking Lab Analyses and suggesting corrective action where necessary.
  • Monitoring Trends from Graphs and Charts.


  • Company Goals
  • Optimizing Process
  • Safe and efficient operation of Plant Equipment and Systems
  • Editing and prioritizing work orders.
  • Effective use of manpower.
  • Preparation of equipment for maintenance and return to service.
  • Facilitating SJA for critical task.
  • Maintain Production database.
  • Prepare BRILLIANT report

Human Resources:

  • Personnel Scheduling
  • New Employee Orientation
  • Training
  • Motivating


  • Ensure necessary internal and external communication regarding (progress) maintenance activities and projects within the Department
  • Partly responsible for positive company image
  • Follow up meeting discipline and commitments
  • Conducting team meetings for progress presentation
  • Organize and participate in Daily communication structure


  • Full professional proficiency in English
  • TAFE/ CERT IV equivalent or Diploma in process plant operation and FLM
  • Good communications skills and ability to work in a multicultural environment.
  • Worked in process industry preferably in Oil and Gas sector
  • Minimum of 5 years of supervisory skills
  • Experience in Ammonia plant operation would be an advantage


  • Competitive salary
  • Location allowance
  • 11% superannuation
  • Fully subsidized company housing in Australia
  • Annual bonus scheme*
  • Utility allowance*
  • Flights to Australian Capital cities*

* Terms and conditions apply

Family will be relocated to Austrialia, visa and other documents will be arranged by the client.