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Maintenance Manager

Plant/Site:  JBS Port Wakefield
Req Id:  13742
Date Posted:  3 Jun 2024



About Us

JBS Australia's pork-processing facility is located in Port Wakefield, South Australia (located only 24km from Balaklava and 60km from Kadina). All pigs are sourced from APIQ-accredited farms and is 100% bred, grown and finished in Australia with industry best-practice animal welfare standards. The brand, Seven Point Australian Pork, was developed specifically to meet the needs of an increasing desire from consumers for ‘locally made' and ‘Australian made' product.


About the Role

Seven Point Australian Pork (SPP) is currently seeking an experienced Maintenance Manager to join our Maintenance team in a full-time capacity. Reporting to the Plant Manager and Consulting Engineering Manager, the Maintenance Manager is responsible for the overall mechanical, electrical, refrigeration and ancillary systems that ensure the smooth operation of all plant and equipment. The Maintenance Manager will also lead a small team of Tradespeople and Apprentices with the support of the Maintenance Supervisor.


Your key responsibilities will include:

  • Developing and implementing maintenance and engineering systems of control appropriate for the plant operations
  • Developing and implementing appropriate equipment maintenance strategies to ensure the reliability of plant
  • Monitoring daily plant maintenance activities to ensure priorities are known and met
  • Providing direction, advice and assistance to the maintenance and production staff
  • Providing clear and concise communication to internal stakeholders regarding maintenance activities
  • Understanding the root causes of downtime; designing and implementing solutions to eliminate those causes
  • Providing direction, advice and assistance to the maintenance and production staff in maintenance-related issues
  • Promoting safety values and participating in a well-developed site safety culture


About You

  • Possession of Trades or Engineering qualifications
  • Previous experience in a similar maintenance leadership role in a large, industrial environment
  • Previous experience in a food manufacturing environment advantageous
  • Highly motivated self-starter
  • Ability to take responsibility and ownership of decisions
  • Ability to plan and organise project and maintenance activities to optimise the use of available resources
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills, with the ability to effectively communicate and inspire the team


Why work for SPP?

  • Ongoing Full Time Employment with a global leader in food processing
  • Discounted meat purchases, available weekly
  • Monthly BBQs


Interested? Apply now!


If you’re passionate and want to be a part of the largest meat, pork and salmon manufacturer and producer in Australia, this opportunity may be for you. For enquiries, please contact Tobias Caldicott (HR Officer) via email or phone 08 8867 1088.

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