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Plant Engineer Riverina

Plant/Site:  JBS Riverina Plant
Req Id:  11526
Date Posted:  29-Sep-2021

JBS Australia’s Northern Division operates five strategically-placed processing facilities as well as five feedlots across Queensland and New South Wales, with access to an extensive network of quality cattle.  Our network provides the ability to meet the specific demands of various market segments with an extensive range of grain-fed and pasture-fed products.


About the Role:

An exciting opportunity exists for a Plant Engineer at our Riverina Plant.  We are seeking a passionate, energetic individual who is committed to providing effective professional service. This is an excellent opportunity to join our dynamic, exciting organisation and enjoy the benefits and satisfaction of contributing to the continued growth and success of our business.


Responsibilities include but are not limited to:


Maintenance Management -

  • Take a proactive role in the management of all aspects of the engineering and maintenance operations.
  • Develop and implement maintenance and engineering systems of control appropriate for the plant operations.
  • Develop and implement appropriate equipment maintenance strategies to ensure reliability of plant.
  • Monitor daily plant maintenance activities to ensure priorities are known and met.
  • Provide direction, advice and assistance to the maintenance and production staff in engineering and maintenance-related issues.
  • Ensure that maintenance manning levels meet plant requirements.
  • Monitor and respond to maintenance workforce capability needs.
  • Ensure the effective and efficient use of contractor and suppliers.


Continuous Improvement -

  • Take a proactive role in understanding the root causes of downtime and designing and implementing engineering solutions to eliminate those causes
  • Proactively analyse production and maintenance information to identify weaknesses in equipment and/or maintenance strategies to eliminate significant or repetitive breakdowns.
  • Represent the maintenance department on allocated project teams.
  • Prepare and submit minor capital applications.
  • Develop and implement a positive culture of safe operating procedures and practices.


Communication -

  • Accurately communicate with plant management and production personnel
  • Ensure accurate and frequent communication with maintenance team


About you:

  • A relevant mechanical engineering degree is required
  • Postgrad qualifications in maintenance management will be an advantage
  • Experience gained managing maintenance for large industrial plant
  • Experience in a food manufacturing environment desirable
  • Refrigeration, oil and coal boiler experience highly desirable
  • The ability to plan organise and control project and maintenance activities to optimise the use of available resources
  • Experience preparing, managing and complying with R&M budgets
  • Refrigeration and boiler experience would be an advantage
  • Sound knowledge of OH&S regulations
  • Must have Australian work rights


Benefits include (but not limited to):

  • Banking benefits with ANZ.
  • Retail discounts with national partners
  • Health insurance discounts on Bupa Health and Medibank Private


What next?

If you’re passionate and want to be a part of the largest meat manufacturer and producer in Australia, this opportunity may be for you. If you are self-motivated, this unique opportunity could be yours.  Apply now!