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Chemical Process Engineer


We are seeking an experienced Chemical Process Engineer to join our team based in Oberon, NSW.

Oberon, New South Wales
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  • Job security
  • Growing and diverse company
  • Australian-owned private company

We are currently seeking a Chemical Process Engineer to join our Woodchem team located at Oberon in the NSW Central West.

About us 

Borg has been prominent in the Australian manufacturing industries for 30 years, ensuring consumers have top quality products including MDF, particle board, Mouldings, resins as well as decorative surfaces and cabinet doors at other Borg sites across Australia. At Borg we are proud that we are Australian made and owned and we pride ourselves on creating the best modern, on trend designs we know every household will love. Borg is a large and fast growing employer, we can offer job security and long term career opportunities.

We are currently seeking a Chemical Process Engineer to join our Woodchem team located at Oberon in the Central West of NSW.

Based in Oberon, Woodchem produces and distributes a range of products based on formaldehyde, urea, and melamine. The principal products are resins, which are used in the manufacture of Particleboard and Medium Density Fibreboard (MDF) for the use in the building and furniture industries.

Woodchem combine chemistry and high production standards to create all resins in-house for decorative board, benchtops, MDF, and particleboard products, ensuring product maintains durability and stability.

The Chemical Process Engineer, Safety and Environment – Woodchem is responsible for providing leadership and technical support to the Woodchem facility and maintain the delivery of the company’s WHS system for the Woodchem site.  This role provides a unique opportunity to work within a Major Hazard Facility (MHF).

About the Role

This position is responsible for assisting management in developing and maintaining a positive and energetic culture, along with ensuring continuous improvement and implementation of new initiatives designed to achieve best practice WHSE compliance.

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Investigate and recommend opportunities for improvements of manufacturing processes to enhance productivity, quality, efficiency and safety whilst minimising costs.
  • Initiate, design and implement chemical process improvement initiatives to support production and engineering departments.
  • Regular inspections of the MHF site to ensure MHF licence requirements.
  • Collation of site operational data for regulatory reporting including NPI, NGERS, Annual returns.
  • Data collation & management for site environmental performance indicators.
  • Ensure all WHS Management System procedures are implemented at a site level.

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • A degree in Chemical Engineering or related discipline.
  • Experience in WHS, preferably within a manufacturing environment.
  • Appropriate tertiary qualifications in work health and safety.
  • Knowledge of current and emerging WHS legislation.
  • Strong analytical and reporting skills.
  • The ability to develop strong and positive working relationships with a variety of stakeholders including management, engineers, tradespersons and clients.
  • Advanced problem solving and analytical skills, along with strong attention to detail.
  • A strong work ethic and desire to take ownership and be willing to learn.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

This is a full-time permanent position.

As part of the selection process, applicants must be prepared to undergo a pre-employment medical examination which includes functional, audiometric and drug and alcohol testing.



Borg is an Equal Opportunity Employer.