People and Employment

The Palmer Nickel and Cobalt Refinery is a 100% Australian owned business looking to a future of exciting opportunities and new success. We’re looking for people who share our commitment to safety, innovation and continuous improvement. We want to meet people who share our values and want to play their part in creating nickel for the future.

The Palmer Nickel and Cobalt Refinery is an enjoyable and rewarding place to work. People are keen to join or return to our organisation due to the great benefits we offer.

There are five key foundations to our people approach that motivate people to join our organisation and remain as part of our team. These are:

  • Career Orientation
  • Company Principles
  • Employee Benefits
  • Work Context

Thinking about joining us?

We are currently seeking expressions of interest for future job vacancies.

Please Submit Your Expression of Interest to work at QNS.

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Career Orientation

Career Pathways We understand the importance of a career path for people that are career minded. With approximately 800 positions in the organisation across a range of different areas, our people have many opportunities to progress at the Palmer Nickel and Cobalt Refinery. We have a culture of promoting from within where possible and encourage …

Company Principles

Strong Values Carefully selected to best represent our approach to business, our values are lived and breathed by our employees every day. Our company values link directly to outcomes, creating a respectful and satisfying workplace. Our emphasis on Safety, Credibility, Respect, Accountability and Results are the foundation upon which we build our success. Job Security …

Employee Benefits

Employee Discounts With the support of a number of external vendors, the Palmer Nickel and Cobalt Refinery offers the benefit of access to discounted products and services to enhance the lifestyle, health and wellbeing and everyday needs of employees. Examples of these benefits are listed below. Product Discounts may include: Fuel and motoring services Computer software Travel and accommodation …

Work Context

Work Satisfaction An important part of enjoying your work is the ability to make a difference. We encourage employees to put forward initiatives to improve what we do. In 2011, our Business Initiative Program had 140 business initiatives put forward by our people. 50 were successfully implemented creating value for the business. Each person received …