Job Description


Relocation packages available for applicants from outside the region.


Albemarle in Australia  

Albemarle is the biggest producer of lithium in the world. 

Our new world class Lithium Hydroxide Processing Plant at Kemerton, near Bunbury in the South West of Western Australia, is the most modern plant globally and is set for major expansion. Albemarle investment in Australia spans mining joint ventures and processing operations. Our corporate office sits in the heart of the Perth CBD.

We are a rapidly growing part of Albemarle Corporation which has nearly 6000 employees worldwide across energy storage and specialty chemicals. We are suppliers of choice for leading companies including the world’s biggest electric vehicle manufacturers, and makers of batteries and electronics. 

The work we do at Albemarle helps to power, to connect, to protect and to move the world. 


The Role

The Production Operators are responsible for operating and controlling various areas of the Lithium Hydroxide Processing Equipment in a safe, responsible, and efficient manner. Operating the plant involves many different activities, including overseeing the control of the process, product sampling, operating large mobile equipment and monitoring operational equipment.


This role is offered as permanent full time, based at our Kemerton site.


On Offer

  • Competitive salary & Performance bonus
  • Secure permanent work
  • Supportive team culture
  • Opportunity to be part of the critical minerals industry
  • Opportunity to be part of powering a sustainable future 


About You

Albemarle is a values-driven company that appreciates and promotes resilience, equity, inclusion and diversity of background, experience, and expertise. As the successful candidate you will ideally possess a relevant degree and experience:


  • Have previous industry experience in Process Operating or similar environment, chemical refining background highly desirable
  • Be able to work a production/commissioning shift roster and open to flexibility around day and night work
  • Possess a current Driver’s Licence and be eligible for a ‘clean’ national police clearance
  • Demonstrate strong problem-solving skills with the ability to assess risk and follow safe procedures of work
  • Possess knowledge of Permit Isolation Systems and other OSH related processes
  • Be willing to undertake a pre-employment medical, comply with the site wide clean-shaven policy and thrive in a drug and smoke-free work environment
  • Have the legal right to live and work in Australia
  • Reside or be PREPARED TO RELOCATE within 55kms of the Bunbury Kemerton Plant
  • Have commissioning experience (highly desirable)


Albemarle requires successful applicants to pass a pre-employment medical, and complete on-boarding verification of employment history, right to work, qualifications and police clearance.