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Date posted:  Jan 14, 2022

Karratha, AU

Job Function:  Maintenance
Job Type:  Temporary
Job Requisition ID:  10269

Turnaround Superintendent - Technical Ammonium Nitrate (2 Years Fixed Term)

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$42.5 million grant. Scheduled for completion in 2023, 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 2-year fixed-term role. Reporting to the Turnaround Manager, the Turnaround Superintendent is responsible for assisting the Turnaround Manager within the integrated turnaround team through the planning, scheduling and execution of the Technical Ammonia Nitrate plant schedule of works.


The primary responsibilities include:

• Delivery of the Technical Ammonia Nitrate plant turnaround event, shutdown within the premises which include safety and environmental action plans, driving safety behaviours as well as compliance to all appropriate work processes

• Leading the event execution schedule within time and budget constraints

• Controlling scope, establishing critical paths and optimising resource utilization during execution stages

• Ensuring compliance of the turnaround key performance indicators which includes safety, schedule, cost, quality and reliability

• Ability to gather information, assess alternate solutions, conduct risk analysis, and implement solutions

• Be a proactive member, in internal and external resources, to achieve turnaround deliverables

• Integrating associated capital projects into the turnaround, on time, on budget and with the expected results

• Evaluation of turnaround performance and implementation of continuous improvement initiatives.


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



· University degree, preferable in a natural science or engineering

· Senior leadership experience at a management level for at least 10 years

· Around 15 years of experience in the chemical/petrochemical industry

· Turnarounds to the worksite in a proactive manner

· Experience with introducing major improvement initiatives which have been successful with good turnaround management and successful implementation

· Fluent English is essential.

· SAP knowledge is desirable

· Intermediate Microsoft Office skills

· 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.

For more information on Yara International please access www.yara.com.au

We reserve the right to close this advertisement before the closing date.


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

Apply no later than

11 February 2022

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 & Inclusion (D&I) in our business strategy and has more than 400 employees worldwide involved in D&I ambassador networks. 

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