Australian Steel Institute Career Centre

Production Supervisor

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Wheatbelt Steel
Northam, Western Australia, Australia (on-site)
17 days ago


About the Company

Ahrens is a fifth-generation, South Australian family-owned company, with 120 years’ experience in delivering a diverse range of high-quality and cost effective products and projects across Australia, with footprints overseas. 

We have become a full Construction, Engineering, Mining Services, Sheds & Silos and Water Storage company which provides complete turnkey project solutions, supported by 26 divisions and backed by 1000-plus people. 

Wheatbelt Steel is a division of the Ahrens family of brands and has been operating for the past 40 years; specialising in the design, fabrication and installation of quality steel sheds. Wheatbelt Steel builds sheds of the highest quality, including machinery sheds, fertiliser sheds, grain sheds, hay sheds, shearing sheds and poultry sheds for farms across Western Australia, with further growth taking sheds to the rest of Australia.

About the Role

As the Production Supervisor, you will lead the Wheatbelt Steel workshop, aligning its operations with company strategies. Your role involves managing the fabrication team, from workload to quality assurance. Mentorship and fostering safe fabrication practices are central, while upholding Ahrens Group values is vital. This is a genuine career opportuntity with a company that cares about personal and professional development. 


Key Responsibilities

  • Establish a safety culture emphasizing hazard elimination and genuine care.
  • Monitor and encourage adherence to PPE and safe work practices.
  • Develop and maintain safe work method statements for high-risk activities.
  • Report injuries promptly, aid rehabilitation, and follow company protocols.
  • Report safety information in Skytrust and on notice boards.
  • Lead prestart meetings, share incident learnings, and uphold safety.
  • Provide team leadership, mentorship, and training for efficient and safe practices.
  • Manage timesheets, training registers, and workforce competencies.
  • Plan fabrication progress, ensure quality control, and manage priorities.
  • Oversee stock management, including stocktake and inventory control.
  • Seek continuous improvement, develop new skills, and promote efficiency.
  • Familiarize with Ahrens' policies, safety, and reporting systems for compliance.

Skills and Experience

  • Minimum 5 years' experience in a manufacturing environment.
  • Technical Boiler Maker Qualifications.
  • Proficient in high-quality welding and procedures.
  • Skilled in structural fabrication and positional welding (vertical, horizontal, downwards).
  • Ability to interpret drawings.
  • EWP, working at heights, and forklift licenses.
  • Team player, responsible, and proactive.
  • Adaptable during changes.
  • Strong time management with multitasking abilities.
  • Desirable: Experience in logistics/warehouse, HR License, First Aid/Fire Warden/CPR training.

Why Work at Ahrens & Wheatbelt Steel

We are continually evolving and investing in our people and facilities to achieve satisfying outcomes. 

We strive for a positive and supportive team culture which embraces diversity and innovation, and aligns with our core values including commitment, integrity and safety. In return we reward those who passionately work towards realising our vision. 


  • Employee Assistance Program, supporting you and your family’s health & wellbeing
  • Discounts to some of Australia’s leading corporate partners in private health insurance, gyms, travel, clothing, vehicles and more
  • Generous paid parental leave entitlements to support you and your family
  • Annual Employee Donation Scheme to support a charity/cause of your choice
  • Family, social and team building events
  • Opportunities for career progression
  • Friday afternoon team bonding

How to Apply

To apply click the "Apply Now" to submit your updated resume and cover letter, further enquiries can be directed to Angus Parker, HR Coordinator on 08 8521 0084 or via email to

Job Information

  • Job ID: 70658717
  • Workplace Type: On-Site
  • Location:
    Northam, Western Australia, Australia
  • Company Name For Job: Wheatbelt Steel
  • Position Title: Production Supervisor
  • Job Function: Welding Supervisor
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Job Duration: Indefinite
  • Min Education: None
  • Min Experience: 3-5 Years
  • Required Travel: 0-10%
  • Salary: $45.00 - $50.00 (Hourly Wage)