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Date posted:  Jan 24, 2023

Karratha, AU

Job Function:  Engineering
Job Type:  Graduate
Job Requisition ID:  14489

Graduate Rotating Mechanical Engineer

We at Yara are part of a global network, collaborating to profitably and responsibly solve some of the world's key challenges - resource scarcity, food insecurity and environmental change.

About the Unit

Yara grows knowledge to responsibly feed the world and protect the planet, to fulfill our vision of a collaborative society, a world without hunger and a planet respected.  To meet these commitments, we have taken the lead in developing digital farming tools for precision farming and work closely with partners throughout the whole food value chain to develop more climate-friendly crop nutrition solutions. In addition, we are committed to working towards sustainable mineral fertilizer production. We foster an open culture of diversity and inclusion that promotes the safety and integrity of our employees, contractors, business partners, and society at large. Founded in 1905 to solve the emerging famine in Europe, Yara has a worldwide presence of about 17,000 employees and operations in over 60 countries.


Our operations in Western Australia have created a downstream processing precinct in the resource rich Pilbara region. We have two facilities, using natural gas as the key input, located in an approved strategic industrial estate established by the Australian and Western Australian governments. The Yara Pilbara Fertilisers plant is one of the largest ammonia production sites in the world and we export ammonia to domestic and global markets from the nearby port of Dampier, which is mainly used in fertilisers to help feed the world. We have taken the ammonia process further downstream with the Yara Pilbara Nitrates Technical Ammonium Nitrate (TAN) plant. A joint venture with Orica, the facility converts ammonia into a material crucial for the mines located throughout the Pilbara. Yara Pilbara and ENGIE will also build a renewable hydrogen plant to produce renewable ammonia. As part of the ARENA Renewable Hydrogen Deployment Funding Round, the Australian government is providing strong support for this project with a A$47.5 million grant. Scheduled for completion in 2024, the facility will be one of the world’s first industrial-scale renewable hydrogen production operations.


We are always looking for ambitious and curious-minded colleagues who are keen to make a difference, whilst residing in the nearby coastal city of Karratha, Western Australia, a key community in the region with a resource focus and a relaxed, friendly lifestyle. All roles offered are on a residential basis.


Our employees from all over the world work together to achieve common goals. The pace can be fast and our challenges complex, but the atmosphere is welcoming and inclusive. Become part of a global network collaborating to responsibly and profitably solve some of the world’s biggest challenges — resource scarcity, food insecurity, and environmental change.


Looking for an exciting new challenge? Yara are seeking applications for their 3 year fixed-term role of Graduate Mechanical Rotating Engineer. Reporting to the Reliability Superintendent, the Graduate Mechanical Rotating Engineer is responsible for the completion of reliability-based projects and maintenance. The position requires strong commitment to influence cultural changes, improvements, and machinery reliability across site. 
The graduate will have the opportunity to participate in training programs, complete their Chartered Professional Engineer status in line with Engineers Australia and learn on the job. 

The Graduate Mechanical Rotating Engineer will gain experience in and be primarily responsible for:

  • Rotating machinery engineering best practices 
  • Condition monitoring concepts
  • Contractor management
  • Root Cause analysis
  • Computer - Microsoft/e-mail/intranet/file management
  • Implement Safe by Choice actions in respective areas
  • Ensuring safety and planning
  • Contractor’s safety 
  • Ensure quality of JSEA and compliance to SSJA
  • Job coordination with operations
  • Analyse job scope
  • Manage Preventive Maintenance process
  • Department and workplace audits
  • Day to day supervision
  • Job quality
  • Coordinate post job documentation 
  • Coordinate work packs/job checklists
  • Job prioritisation
  • Understand requirements of working on a Major Hazard facility.
  • Planning, budgeting, and cost control processes
  • Remote site awareness
  • Ensure good housekeeping
  • Perform own work in a responsible way to minimise the impacts of potential issues and threats


Join us at Yara - click “Apply” to submit your application.



  • Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineer with Masters/Honour or equivalent
  • Mechanical Engineer vacation work, preferably with rotating machinery experience
  • Strong proficiency in Microsoft Office and database management 
  • Demonstrated / Proven analytical skills 
  • Good risk judgement inclination 
  • Procedural compliance 
  • Ability to use objective data 
  • Report writing skills 
  • Willingness to serve in Emergency response if required 
  • Good attention to detail specially in computer software related work 
  • Systematic approach 
  • Aptitude for hands on work
  • Prior exposure to a similar industry will be an asset 
  • Excelled in academic projects 
  • Understanding of Engineering and Statutory requirements for a Process (Chemical) Plant
  • Demonstrate sound safety ethics and practices
  • Demonstrate excellent leadership skills 
  • Fluent English (verbal and written) is essential.
  • Australian/New Zealand citizenship or permanent residency. Temporary work visa holders are not eligible for this role.

Additional Information

We welcome and encourage women and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent to apply. 
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What’s On Offer

  • Industry-leading paid parental leave 
  • Excellent remuneration package including location allowance 
  • Karratha housing support
  • Relocation assistance
  • Wellness programs
  • Culturally diverse workforce with a D&I Ambassador program
  • Salary packaging available
  • Annual retention flights 
  • Active Social Club
  • Utility rebates
  • Learning and development opportunities 

Knowledge grows through differences
Yara is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We believe that creating a diverse and inclusive work environment is not only the right thing, but also the smart thing to do. To deliver on this, Yara has firmly anchored Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DE&I) in our business strategy and has more than 400 employees worldwide involved in D&I ambassadors networks. 

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