Port Waratah Coal Services has been receiving, stockpiling, blending and loading coal for export at the Port of Newcastle for over 40 years. They own and manage the Kooragang and Carrington Coal Terminals, with a combined capacity of 145 million tonnes per annum (mtpa). They have approximately 330 employees working across their business, operating their terminals 24 hours per day, 7 days a week.


Port Waratah values diversity of thinking and ideas and are looking for people with diverse backgrounds and lived experiences to join their team. Working at Port Waratah is about more than just getting a job done, it’s about continuously improving to meet the expectations of their customers and the community. To do this Port Waratah is looking for people that bring diversity of experience and thought to their focus on safety, the environment, and the community, as well as leadership qualities, a continuous improvement mindset, and alignment to their core values of caring, excellence, integrity and progress

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Diversity and Inclusion

Port Waratah has a reputation for having high standards when it comes to safety, and in 2021 their CEO signed the Diversity Council of Australia’s ‘I stand for respect’ pledge’, committing to ensuring a safe, equal and inclusive workplace free of discrimination and harassment. We are focused on strengthening relationships with our first nations community and in 2023 developed a Reconciliation Action Plan to take meaningful action to advance reconciliation.

Port Waratah’s Work to Live culture means everyone takes a shared responsibility approach to all aspects of the business with team members enjoying a range of benefits including a coastal location close to the Newcastle CBD, competitive remuneration and conditions, onsite gyms and classes, exercise physiologists, recognition program, and opportunities to participate in community engagement activities. Port Waratah takes a wide lens to their definition of diversity and encourages applications from those with diversity dimensions across gender, marital or family status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disabilities, ethnicity, religious beliefs, cultural background and identity including identifying as from Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander, socio-economic background etc.

Recruitment process steps

Step 1 – Apply

You will be required to enter some personal information along with your Resume & Cover Letter. Applications will not be reviewed until after the advertised closing date. Applications close 8 January 2024. Scroll down to apply.

Step 2 – Complete screening form

Once your application has been submitted successfully you will receive an email within two business days requesting you to complete some questions pertinent to the role.

Step 3 – Review of applications

Your application will be reviewed and comparatively assessed.

Step 4 – Recruitment Event

If you are proceeding to this stage you will receive an email invitation to attend from a BDT consultant.

Step 5 –  Talent Pool Invitation

If your application is successful you will receive a phone call inviting you to participate in a talent pool for Operator vacancies with Port Waratah for the following 12 months. You may then be contacted at some point within those 12 months to discuss an opportunity.

Step 6 – Background checking & Medical checking

You will receive a phone call from one of our BDT consultants to request referees, initiate a police check & book in a physical fitness (medical) appointment.

Applicants proceeding through to the next stage of the process will be invited to complete an online psychometric assessment. If you are proceeding to this stage you will receive an email invitation to attend from a BDT consultant.

Step 7 – Offer

You will receive an official offer of employment directly from Port Waratah.


For applications submitted December 2023, you will be notified of the outcome by March 2024.

To submit your application for this opportunity, please ensure you have read through the information on the page above & then click on the link below:

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