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Wilmar Sugar

Mar 01, 2021
Uplifting milestone for major Wilmar works

Uplifting milestone for major Wilmar works

Wilmar Sugar has reached a major milestone in its $10.6 million Victoria Mill evaporator project, with the biggest component lifted safely into the factory. It took a 400-tonne crane with a super-lift to shift the top cone and body of the new evaporator into place at the Ingham district mill. Herbert regional operations manager Adam… ...

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Sep 04, 2020
Sugar scholarship on offer for engineering students

Sugar scholarship on offer for engineering students

Applications open next month for a scholarship program offering engineering students a pathway into the sugar industry. The Australian Sugar Industry Scholarship enables undergraduate engineering students in their final two years of study to gain valuable experience during three paid placements in the sugar milling industry. The scholarship is sponsored by Sugar Research Institute (SRI)… ...

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Aug 05, 2020
Wilmar turns in-house talent to $10m fabrication job

Wilmar turns in-house talent to $10m fabrication job

Wilmar Sugar tradespeople have started work on an 80-tonne evaporator in what the company describes as one of the biggest fabrication projects ever undertaken in-house. About 30 boilermakers across three separate sites are working on evaporator components for an upgrade at the Victoria Mill in Ingham, a capital project worth more than $10 million. Work… ...

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Jul 20, 2020
Sweet start for a trades career

Sweet start for a trades career

Australia’s largest sugar manufacturer is recruiting apprentices to start work early in 2021. Wilmar Sugar has 27 positions up for grabs across its eight Queensland sugar mills, including opportunities in the electrical, fabrication, diesel fitting, and fitting and turning trades. Training superintendent Daniel Shipard said apprentices could kick-start their career in a challenging, high-tech indu...

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Feb 14, 2020
Sweet start for 30 first-year apprentices

Sweet start for 30 first-year apprentices

Wilmar Sugar training superintendent Daniel Shipard with apprentice Jayke Hawes. ...

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Nov 01, 2019
Wilmar’s emergency GPS technology a winner

Wilmar’s emergency GPS technology a winner

Wilmar Sugar Australia is using GPS technology to help improve response times for emergency services.  A recent mock railway incident in the Herbert region was the first opportunity to trial Wilmar’s new track layer over the Google Earth system.  The initiative was well received by first-responders said Herbert Cane Supply Manager Jim Kirchner. “Having our… ...

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Sep 16, 2019
Sugar giant opens 2020 graduate program

Sugar giant opens 2020 graduate program

Wilmar Sugar Australia is seeking five engineering graduates to work across its four Queensland milling regions from next year. Training and development manager Scott Young described it as a great opportunity for people about to finish their degree in electrical, civil or mechanical engineering to kick-start their career. “Graduates take the theory they’ve learnt throughout… ...

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Jul 17, 2019
Sweet opportunity to enter a trade

Sweet opportunity to enter a trade

Wilmar Sugar Australia has launched the recruitment drive for its next intake of apprentices, with 33 new positions up for grabs. Training and development manager Scott Young said applications were open for the 2020 apprenticeship intake at Wilmar’s eight sugar mills and Sarina BioEthanol Distillery. “We’re offering apprenticeships across a range of trade disciplines –… ...

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Jan 11, 2019
Townsville program equips students for new technology

Townsville program equips students for new technology

A new high school program to help equip future tradespeople and technicians to work with emerging technologies is kicking off in Townsville this month. Thirty-six Year 11 students are joining Queensland’s first P-TECH (Pathways in Technology) pilot program, being offered through Tec-NQ. It is one of four new P-TECH partnerships commencing across Australia in 2019,… ...

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