Tronox Surface Extraction Operations Traineeship – Cooljarloo

West SMC

Tronox Surface Extraction Operations Traineeship

RII30115 Certificate III in Surface Extraction Operations

Programmed Skilled Workforce, in partnership with TRONOX is looking for a driven and motivated Surface Extraction Operations Trainee who is willing to undertake a Certificate III in Surface Extraction which will be delivered over a 24-month period.

Tronox is a fully integrated titanium minerals producer and pigment manufacturer. Across their Australian operations, they extract and process rich mineral sands into a range of valuable products including ilmenite, zircon, rutile and titanium dioxide pigment which are then exported to international markets. They work across six continents, employing 7000 people and their sites are part of the global operations of Tronox Limited, the world’s leading integrated manufacturer of titanium dioxide.

Who we’re looking for:

It’s important you’re willing to learn and develop your skills over this traineeship and have a good attitude and strong work ethic. You will be willing to work as part of an experienced team, under close supervision and also at times independently.

In addition, you will;

  • Have excellent communication, literacy and numeracy skills
  • Have great attention to detail and good problem solving skills
  • Have the ability to meet strict deadlines and cooperate with others
  • Be punctual, reliable and presentable
  • Demonstrate basic knowledge and understanding of relevant workplace health and safety requirements
  • Successfully completed secondary education
  • Have a current drivers licence and reliable transport
  • Successfully pass pre-employment background checks, medical, drug and alcohol screening and site inductions

Skills and Experience

To be successful, you will meet the following criteria:

  • Completion of Secondary Schooling (Minimum)
  • Ability to work 12-hour shifts including night shift
  • Have a basic mechanical understanding
  • A current WA driver’s licence and own transport
  • Strong commitment to safety and driven work ethic
  • The ability to pass a pre-employment medical and regular drug & alcohol screening tests.
  • Physically fit, prepared to work in physically demanding work place
  • Competent in Microsoft Office Software


Located in Cooljarloo, TRONOX’s Cooljarloo Mine Site that mine the heavy mineral concentrates using dredging techniques.

Please note, this position is residential/local, however employees are also offered accommodation at the newly constructed mine’s camp which is approximately 10kms south of the Mine

Who we are

As a nationally recognised training organisation, Programmed Training Services helps you become fully qualified by offering a range of apprenticeship and traineeship opportunities.

At programmed we are committed to creating a safe and inclusive environment which values and respects diverse styles, backgrounds, experiences and perspectives.

We welcome and encourage women, people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent and people from diverse backgrounds to apply.