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Tuesday 15 Sept. 2015  

Altona Refinery continues to defy Australia’s tough manufacturing environment to support local jobs

  • Twelve full-time operators, six operator trainees and three full-time graduate engineers have gained positions at Mobil Altona Refinery in 2015
  • Altona Refinery supports employment in Hobsons Bay, employing around 350 people and indirectly supporting thousands of other jobs

Mobil continues to support the local economy and local jobs, adding twelve full-time operators, six operator trainees and three full-time graduate engineers to the Altona Refinery team in 2015.

Despite an increasingly tough local manufacturing environment, the Mobil Altona Refinery has not only survived, it has emerged as a thriving business and major supplier of fuel for Australia, with an exciting future.

“A number of factors, including global crude oil markets and past investment decisions have combined to uniquely position Altona Refinery as a thriving business that continues to defy Australia’s tough manufacturing environment,” said Altona Refinery Manager, Andrew Warrell.

“As a result, Altona Refinery has been able to offer employment to several experienced and highly skilled operators who recently found themselves without a job when refineries in other states closed down.”

Like most businesses in Australia, Altona Refinery is also facing the challenges that come with an ageing workforce.

Since 2007 the refinery has implemented an Operator Traineeship program which is a key part of the refinery’s strategy for sustaining a top-class operator workforce into the future.

“Mobil Altona Refinery makes a significant contribution to employment in Hobsons Bay, providing jobs for around 350 people and indirectly supporting thousands of other jobs,” said Andrew.

“Our operator traineeship program means that we will continue to have a strong team of highly-skilled people who are capable of operating the refinery well into the future.”

Mobil Refining Australia Pty Ltd (“Mobil”) is a subsidiary of ExxonMobil Australia Pty Ltd.

 

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