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Operations Manager

About Us

Join us at Cleanaway and contribute to making a sustainable future possible, together.

We transform waste into resources and renewable energy.  When you start to think of waste as a resource, it opens a world of possibilities.

As a high growth, ASX listed organisation with over 7500 employees, our goal is to be recognised by our customers as the most innovative and sustainable waste management company with industry leading HSE performance.  We are Australia’s largest company in this sector, providing essential services to millions of customers and communities nationally.


The Opportunity

We are excited to offer a fantastic opportunity for an experienced Operations Manager to join our team. Based at our Rockhampton Depot, you will also oversee operations for Biloela and Gladstone.

In this pivotal role, you will lead teams in managing daily operational objectives for our various contracts in the region.

Lead and support a blue-collar workforce of operations and drivers across three sites, and a white-collar workforce of managers, supervisors, and administrative & customer service staff.

Establish strong relationships with key clients, community members, and vendors.

Lead by example, develop, coach, and undertake training for your teams.

Work with operational supervisors to regularly review regulations and requirements, including OH&S and fleet activity, and identify continuous improvement opportunities.


About You

We seek a proactive leader who excels in team engagement and comprehensively understands safety, compliance, and efficiency principles essential for excellence in transport operations.

You hold a current HR (Heavy Rigid) License is desirable. 

You have experience leading and coaching large workforces of blue and white-collar employees. Your leadership style fosters employee engagement and a culture of respect while driving operational objectives and KPIs.

Experience in transport, logistics, or the service industry is highly regarded.

Demonstrated experience in management systems and processes, including leadership reports, budgets, and the adoption of various technologies.

You possess intermediate to advanced communication skills, both written and verbal, and have the emotional intelligence to adapt your style to various audiences and levels of management.

If you are a dynamic leader ready to make a significant impact, we encourage you to apply and join our dedicated team.


Why join Cleanaway? 

  • Attractive salary package, Inc MVA
  • Career opportunities in a high growth, Australian business
  • Supportive and safe work environment
  • Paid parental leave
  • Great company benefits: Employee share program, company discounts, salary packaging, flu vaccinations, EAP, discounts on private health insurance and more.


Our Process

Our recruitment process involves a number of checks including, but not limited to, criminal history, medicals, drug & alcohol testing, as well as verification of qualifications, licences and right-to-work status.

We are dedicated to improving employment outcomes and encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. We also welcome candidates of all ages, abilities, gender identities, experiences (including veterans), and cultural backgrounds.

If you require any adjustments during the recruitment process, please contact us by emailing

Join us on our exciting journey towards a sustainable future.

Simply click the Apply button or visit and let's make a positive impact together.


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Rockhampton QLD Australia


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Join us and be part of the team.
7500+ people
Servicing our customers and communities across Australia with a focus on safety and quality
~330 sites
~130 EPA Licensed Sites
Allow us to partner with customers large and small to help them achieve their sustainability goals
6100+ Vehicles
(Includes heavy and light road vehicles, site based industrial vehicles and trailers)
With one of the largest national fleets and a network of prized assets, we can service every corner of Australia
ASX100 listed
Strong performance doesn't just benefit investors it means we can provide surety to customers and our team
~242GWh generated in FY23
Just one of the ways we're making a sustainable future possible.
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