Maintenance Fitter - Derrimut


Melbourne, VIC

Posted 1/15/2020

Brambles companies, including CHEP, help move more goods to more people, in more places than any other organisation on earth. Our 330 million pallets, crates and containers are continuously in motion, forming the invisible backbone of the global supply chain and the world’s biggest brands trust us to help them transport their goods more efficiently, sustainably and safely. As pioneers of the sharing economy, Brambles created one of the world's most sustainable logistics businesses through the share and reuse of its platforms under a model known as ‘pooling’. Brambles primarily serves the fast-moving consumer goods (e.g. dry food, grocery, and health and personal care), fresh produce, beverage, retail and general manufacturing industries. The Group employs more than 10,000 people and operates in over 60 countries with its largest operations in North America and Western Europe. For further information, please visit

Brambles and CHEP provide you unparalleled opportunities to advance and accelerate your career. You’ll be joining an international growth organization with a pioneering, circular business model. You’ll be working for a company that is changing the way goods get to market. You’ll become part of an efficient and collaborative global team making a real contribution to a smarter, more sustainable future. For more on how Brambles growth companies can accelerate your career, visit

Position Description

Great opportunity as part of the Derrimut site Maintenance team to take initiative to continuously improve the existing plant equipment performance

Are you an experienced Maintenance Fitter looking to join a global ASX listed organisation and take the next step in your career?

Reporting directly to the Group Leader Production and with a dotted line into the sites Service Centre Manager and the Regional Maintenance Manager, you will be responsible for organising and maintaining the day-to-day running of the Service Centre’s plant, equipment and facility.

This role is on the afternoon shift which runs from 2:30pm-11:00pm Monday to Friday.

The key responsibilities of this role include:

  • Conformance to statutory and company approved Safe Operating Procedures.
  • Effectively working and communicating with Production and other Maintenance team members to ensure plant performance is maximised across all shifts.
  • Maintaining mechanical & electrical equipment in a safe and useable condition to ensure that the workplace is safe for all staff.
  • Participate in and guidance of all maintenance procedures relating to the plant, equipment and facility.
  • Be directly responsible for the day to day mechanical and electrical serviceability of the production line to ensure downtime is kept to a minimum and undertake maintenance works for other areas of the plant as required.
  • Participating in a Preventative Maintenance Program in relation to the production line and site equipment and facilities to ensure that maintenance works are coordinated and completed in a timely manner, records of repairs and maintenance carried out are retained, and both planned and unplanned stoppages are minimised.
  • Participate as required in Projects and Modifications to improve machinery efficiency and reliability, ensuring that all work carried out is safe and considered.
  • Practicing due diligence and sound judgment in determining when contractors are required, and subsequently supervising them while on site to ensure compliance with safety requirements and minimum disruption to site activities.

The ideal candidate will possess the following skills, experience and qualifications:

  • Extensive experience working within a strong and systems-based safety culture.
  • Experience working as a maintenance tradesman in a production environment.
  • Understanding of both mechanical and Electrical fault finding and repair.
  • A thorough understanding of the principals of Electrical, mechanical, pneumatic and hydraulic systems and associated production line equipment and plant.
  • Be competent and skilled in all forms of welding (MIG, electric arc and oxy/acetylene) and fabrication techniques in support of production line maintenance.
  • Efficient and productive use of both powered and hand tools.
  • Be competent in the use and operation of all workshop tools and equipment including but not limited to Lathes, Milling machines, Grinders etc.
  • Professional work practices and a strong work ethic.
  • Positive, constructive attitude, a strong focus on preparation and planning and a mindset geared towards effective utilisation of every second to ensure maximum plant uptime.

Interested? To apply please click the ‘Apply Now’ button below. Please include a covering letter addressing the above criteria with your application.

Agencies please note: recruitment for this position is being managed directly by CHEP Australia. We will reach out to our preferred agency partners in the rare instance we require additional talent options. Your respect for this process is appreciated.

In order for your application to be considered, you will require full working rights in Australia. We are unable to offer sponsorship at this time.

We're excited you're here to learn how we'll leverage our family of growth companies to accelerate your career. Brambles companies employ more than 14,500 people in over 60 countries, committed to connecting people to life's essentials, every day. Our people are shaping a smarter, more sustainable future by changing the way business makes, moves and sells goods in every corner of the world. We look forward to helping you become one of them. HTTPS://

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