Production and Dispatch Manager – Agricultural Surfactants (The position has been filled)
Australia, Victoria
Full Time


  • Newly created permanent role with innovative, growing Australian Company
  • Excellent remuneration package & potential for profit sharing
  • Be part of a dynamic and productive team committed to manufacturing a quality product



Our client, a 100% owned and operated Australian business, is aspecialist manufacturer of surfactants servicing the Agricultural Industry. Great science developing niche products together with responsive service to clients, has seen the Company grow every year with plans for further expansion in the near future.



Reporting to the CEO, this is an all-encompassing, autonomous role and would suit someone who is energetic and wants to be rewarded and recognised for working hard and achieving results. As the Production and Dispatch Manager of this small operation, you will be hands-on and in charge of the production process and dispatch of final product.

Some of your duties will include:

Supervision of product blending to meet client delivery times whilst motivating a small team of workers
Batch blending as needed (approx. 30% of your time)
Dealing with freight companies to organise pick up of product
Basic Quality Control testing of the finished product
Simple machine maintenance – filling machines, pumps, forklifts
Use of forklift to move product and raw materials and to load truck as needed
Implementing systems and processes to improve turnaround times
In charge of OH&S
Work outside normal working hours and days as needed during busy season
Following of recipes and formulas to ensure product quality and accuracy
Batch documentation and other related duties



To be short-listed for this role, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Can-do, hands-on, practical person with a friendly, easy going personality who enjoys being part of a team
  • Experience in batch blending, production, logistics or other relevant areas, will be highly regarded
  • Must be practical, have common sense and be able to troubleshoot
  • Flexibility to work outside normal working hours as needed especially during busy seasons
  • Must have a sense of urgency to meet timeframes
  • Excellent leadership qualities to motivate a small group of operators
  • Must have a fork lift and medium rigid truck licence
  • Ability to use Excel Spreadsheets
  • Some exposure to simple testing such as density, viscosity, colour, pH etc. however training will be provided
  • Excellent attention to detail and good mathematical skills
  • A good communicator, you will be a team player who enjoys celebrating special events with the whole group



The successful candidate will manage production and dispatch of product so the CEO can concentrate on managing this fast growing business. The right person will be rewarded well for their hard work and loyalty by anexcellent salary which will be negotiated based on experience. Profit-share will also be offered after twelve months of service.Additional benefits include a mobile phone and a laptop.



If this rare opportunity is right for you, then please forward your updated resume with a covering letter to the Managing Director of ChemSkill by using the Apply button below. If you wish to discuss this role, please call Helen Patronis on 03 9516 0100.

Please Note: Unfortunately only short-listed candidates can