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Plant/Site:  Wacol
Req Id:  11731
Date Posted:  25-Jun-2022

From humble beginnings as a butcher shop, Primo is now a household name on a journey to being a purposeful food brand. We hold market leading positions, across a house of brands, in multiple categories from Smallgoods to Cheese Snacking.  

We are truly local for local, dedicated to serving our Customers and Consumers without politics: strategy, production and execution starts and ends here, and we are not burdened by the overbearing processes and approvals that often constrain companies of our size.

And last but not least, we are building a culture to match the ambition and we are proud to be part of the JBS Group.


Primo Foods, with a new management team, now part of the JBS business which is the largest meat processor, exporter and feedlotter in Australia, this position offers the opportunity to join our industry leading team. We are looking for a person with the drive and commitment to make a difference in our business and embrace in our commitment to enrich everyday family moments.


We are recruiting for an experienced Maintenance Electrician to join our team at our Wacol facilities in the Western Suburbs of Brisbane.  Wacol is bounded to the west by the Brisbane River, 18 kilometres south-west of Brisbane CBD.


This role will be responsible for solely providing preventative maintenance support across the production plant. This role is on a full-time permanent bases, have that added security with entitlements.  We operate Monday to Friday on permanent morning or afternoon shifts, take your pick, early riser or night owl, with regular opportunities for overtime. 

Responsibilities include (but are not limited to):

  • Ensure maximum equipment uptime is achieved by completing effective and efficient Electrical preventative maintenance when production is not running on all packaging production lines.
  • Endorses excellent communication skills to manage day to day tasks, quality, safety issues and escalations to your supervisor
  • Ensure that all electrical work meets all company safety and housekeeping requirements and conforms to all relevant regulations.
  • Demonstrate problem solving skills to identify and troubleshoot faults to rectify problems.
  • Be a proactive team member who shows initiative to build on cultural change improvements to create a stress-free environment


About you:

  • Current Queensland Electrical Work Licence or equivalent.
  • Apply well-developed knowledge of the Electrical Safety Act, Regulations and Standards. 
  • Proficient with MS Outlook and ability to use maintenance management systems (E.g. SAP). 
  • PLC, Variable speed Drives and Pneumatics experience is advantageous 
  • A disciplined ability to work safely and autonomously in a team environment
  • Experience in maintenance/repair in a fast-paced modern manufacturing environment FMCG - (food experience would be highly regarded although not essential)


Benefits include (but not limited to):

  • Retail discounts with national partners
  • Health insurance discounts on Bupa Health and Medibank Private
  • Reward & Recognition Program
  • Single site and parking
  • Competitive salary package
  • Immediate start



What next?

If you’re passionate and want to be a part of the largest meat, pork and salmon producer in Australia, this opportunity may be for you. Apply now!


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