Traineeship – Process Plant Operations Technician (Gladstone)

Apprentices and Trainees Queensland

Northern Oil, in partnership with Apprentices and Trainees Queensland is seeking applications for the following traineeships based in Gladstone: 

Process Plant Operations Technician Traineeship 

The successful applicant will gain technical knowledge of refinery process systems, develop skills to operate process facilities and build knowledge of mechanics.  

The traineeship will include both theory and practical learning, as well as continual support and mentoring throughout your traineeship.  

The role will require you to learn how the processing plant and operations work and then get out and put your skills to practice. You will be intimately involved in day-to-day operation of all aspects of the plant from truck loading to major maintenance activities. You will also be required to work in the site laboratory to ensure product quality is maintained. You will be employed as one of the operators and as your skill and knowledge improve you will be given more responsibilities around site. 

‘’Northern Oil is a great place to learn about industry and process operation with a good atmosphere and awesome people to work with’’ – said a previous trainee.  


Essential Criteria:  

–          Reside locally within the Gladstone region 

–          Excellent communication skills both written and verbal 

–          Strong time management and organisational skills 

–          Current drivers’ licence 

–          Forklift licence desirable 

Personal Attributes  

–          Hard working and self-motivated 

–          Take and apply instruction to complete tasks 

–          Interest in process operations 

–          Professional appearance  

–          Ability to adapt to and work with a diverse range of people 

–          Patience, tact and diplomacy 


If you have the above attributes and experience, we would like to hear from you.  

To be eligible for this position you must be an Australian Citizen or permanent resident and reside in the Gladstone region.