Process Plant Operations Traineeship

Learn a variety of skills and work based competencies to help to prepare you for the future
Job ID: 5009 Traineeship - Other QLD - Chinchilla Trainee Positions Available: 4
  • Western Downs Locations
  • Aboriginal/ Torres Strait Islander Intake
  • Unique pathway to future opportunities

The Opportunity

MIGAS is working together with Shell’s QGC business and local contractors to create opportunities in the Western Downs region for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander job seekers who are looking to establish a career pathway in the local area. We have partnered with local employers who are looking to increase the representation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people within their workforce. They are fully committed to providing a culturally inclusive and safe environment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people while providing them with sustainable work opportunities.

As part of the traineeship there will be a mix of hands-on practical experience, as well as on the job training for the theory component of the coursework. This will give program participants the opportunity to gain real work experience, while getting on the job exposure to what it’s like working with a world leading organisation in the energy sector. Additionally, you will have the opportunity to work with a diverse group of people as you discover your potential and gain an insight into how the company operates.

The Role

This is a 12-month traineeship working towards gaining your Certificate II in Process Plant Operations (PMA20108) working directly with Shell’s QGC business and local contractors in the Western Downs who will provide coaching to develop skills in safety, teamwork, repairs and maintenance of mechanical components, and exposure to the working environment and culture of Shell’s QGC business. You’ll be working Monday to Friday being trained by trade qualified professionals who will show you what to expect on a day to day basis working in the Shell’s QGC business and supply chain. As part of your duties you will learn a variety of skills and work based competencies that are designed to increase your mechanical aptitude and help to prepare you for further traineeships, apprenticeships, or employment within the company.  

These responsibilities will include, but will not be limited to:

  • Working with machine operations related to hydrocarbons, petrochemical, chemical, metal/ore processing and related process manufacturing industry sectors
  • Gain competency in operating production equipment or undertake similar roles directly producing products
  • Following safe work procedures

Who we’re looking for

Motivated and hardworking aspiring mechanics, electricians, process and wellsite operators should APPLY NOW. We want to talk to those who want to start their career in the local area and want to gain on the job training that may lead to an apprenticeship or traineeship within Shell’s QGC business. This qualification may count towards an apprenticeship, depending on the trade pathway.

In addition to these qualities, you will possess the following requirements:

  • Live locally or ability to move and live in the western downs area
  • Have an interest in mechanics and seeing how things work
  • Be reliable for full-time working hours Monday to Friday
  • Have an open approach to learning

Apply now

If you are interested in applying for this role but require extra assistance, please phone our recruitment team on 1300 464 427 or email

QGC is committed to supporting Indigenous Australian and Traditional Owners within its operations footprint into employment opportunities with Shell’s QGC business, its contractors and in the broader community.

The filling of this position is intended to constitute a special/equal opportunity measure under section 8(1) of the Racial Discrimination Act 1975 (Cth), and s 105 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1991 (Qld). The position/s is/are therefore only open to Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander applicants.

At MIGAS Apprentices and Trainees we are driven by a single purpose – to champion Australia’s skilled trade sector by connecting future apprentices and trainees with the right job


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