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Mechanical Engineering Tradesperson - Maintenance Fitter


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The Opportunity:

Masterpet is developing a state-of-the-art premium pet food manufacturing facility in Parkes, NSW. The plant will offer next generation product innovation and product development, currently not available elsewhere in Australia. Masterpet is a strong company with outstanding brands such as Blackhawk, VitaPet and Aristopet Animal Health with market leading positions across Australia and New Zealand. 

Employment with Masterpet in Parkes, represents a fantastic career and lifestyle opportunity with all the advantages of a large regional town and a strong employer who prides itself on outstanding employee engagement and a strong commitment to health, safety and quality. Generous relocation packages available. 

The Maintenance team will be responsible for installing, troubleshooting, maintaining, and repairing production equipment in the factory with the primary objective being to troubleshoot breakdowns to return machinery to service as quickly as possible. The Maintenance crew are also responsible for ensuring equipment modifications are properly conducted to minimize risk of cross-contamination and ensure product quality and safety.

Responsibilities include but not limited to:

  • Perform planned and emergency maintenance and repairs on all production machinery and ancillary equipment.
  • Troubleshoot by diagnosing equipment defects and develop solutions to ongoing or recurring problems.
  • Dismantle and reassemble production equipment for the purposes of sanitisation and deep cleaning.
  • Read blueprints, diagrams, and schematic drawings to determine work procedures and troubleshoot ideas.

About you: 

The successful applicant will have great communication skills, a positive attitude and a continuous improvement mindset. Other requirements include:

  • Relevant trade qualification eg Certificate III in Engineering (Mechanical Trade), with experience in fast moving consumer goods (food, beverage, pharmaceutical) manufacturing highly regarded.
  • Able to perform basic level welding, brazing, flame cutting and electric arc welding.
  • Understanding of Good Manufacturing Processes and food safety/HACCP requirements.
  • Experience with one or more of PLC, pneumatic conveying systems, pressure vessels, boilers or robotic devices.
  • Experience with process technologies such as extrusion, mixing and blending, flow control and refrigeration systems.
  • Current White Card and Confined Space accreditations, or willingness to attain/renew.

These positions will move to a rotating shift arrangement so a willingness to work shifts is also required.

There is a generous relocation package on offer for eligible candidates to assist with the move to Parkes. So, if 2021 is your year for a move up to all the lifestyle benefits of regional NSW, don't delay.

For more information, please call Melinda Barton on 0409 669 855 or click Apply Now to send your application.