Crane Operator -Fixed Term

Job Description

Your new career opportunity: Crane Operator (Fixed Term)

About the role

We are looking for an enthusiastic and a strong performing Crane Operator who will play an integral role within the Maintenance Services team, ensuring all tasks are completed safely and to the highest standard in line with company policies and procedures. Working the 9-day fortnight roster (in accordance with current QAL practices). Reporting directly to the Supervisor – Crane Base, you will contribute to our Safe, Stable and Sustainable vision by:


Key responsibilities include:

  • Operation of non-slewing and a variety of slewing cranes up to 220t capacity in a safe manner
  • Compliance with rigging procedures and slinging techniques
  • Crane set-up, rigging and assembly
  • Developing and completing lift plans as required
  • Ensuring cranes are inspected and operated in a safe manner 
  • Maintain cranes in a safe, clean and tidy condition
  • Work with the team and communicate with internal customers as required


About you

To be successfully considered for this role, you should have: 

  • A strong commitment to safety, continuous improvement and teamwork
  • C0 Crane Ticket is preferred
  • Doggers and HR licence would be highly regarded
  • Intermediate Riggers ticket preferred but not essential
  • Attention to detail and good time management skills
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to self-manage 
  • Basic computer skills would be highly regarded


What’s on offer

We know there are many aspects of our employees’ lives that are important, and work is only one of these, so we offer benefits to enable your work to fit with your life. These benefits include:   

  • A work environment where safety is always the number one priority
  • Competitive salary package 
  • Comprehensive medical benefits including subsidised private health insurance for employees and immediate family 
  • Learning and development opportunities to support your desired technical or leadership career path
  • Ongoing individual wellbeing support for you and your family for personal and professional matters


Where you will be working

Gladstone is a coastal town in central Queensland with the region home to a population in excess of 63,000.  The Gladstone region enjoys well-established education services, entertainment, shopping and medical facilities and is the gateway to the Southern Great Barrier Reef. If you are thinking of making a seaside change, check out what our region has to offer:


About QAL

Queensland Alumina Limited (QAL) is one of the world’s largest alumina refineries, enjoying a global reputation as a leader in the minerals processing industry. QAL is focused on employee engagement, best practice technology, innovative capital solutions, benchmark maintenance and project execution whilst maintaining world class safety, quality and environmental performance.

Creating an inclusive and diverse workforce 

We are committed to an inclusive environment where people feel comfortable to be themselves. We want our people to feel that all voices are heard, all cultures respected and that a variety of perspectives are not only welcome – they are essential to our success. We treat each other fairly and with dignity regardless of race, gender, nationality, ethnic origin, religion, age, sexual orientation or anything else that makes us different.

At QAL, we particularly welcome and encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, women, the LGBTQ+ community, mature workers, people with disabilities and people from different cultural backgrounds.

If you are looking for a new venture and the chance to work for a company that cares about being Safe, Stable and Sustainable, apply today.


Applications Close:  Monday 12 September 2022


To apply for this vacancy please visit QAL Portal > Employee Self-Service > myCareer and click Search Jobs