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Mechanical Engineer

Plant/Site:  Northern Ops
Req Id:  13800
Date Posted:  12 Apr 2024

About Us
JBS Australia is the largest and most respected meat and food producer in Australia. We have a strong portfolio of leading and renowned beef, lamb, pork, salmon and value-added branded products, such as AMH, Swift, Primo, Murray Valley and Huon.

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. With approximately 15,000 employees spread across our offices, processing plants and feedlots, JBS Australia exports to more than 50 countries around the world.


About the Role

The JBS Northern Engineering Team is currently recruiting an experienced Mechanical Engineer to join the business. Reporting to the Divisional Engineer – Northern, with a prioritised focus on sustainability the Mechanical Engineer will manage nominated capital projects including initiation, design and cost estimation, preparation of submissions for approval, project implementation, cost monitoring and control, commissioning, documentation, final handover and auditing of achieved savings and gains. The Mechanical Engineer will also take a proactive role in working with the corporate and site environmental teams and engineers to establish measures by which sustainability can be compared across sites to develop and implement projects to achieve sustainability targets.


This role has the responsibility to develop the Business Unit Roadmap of portfolio projects containing detailed scopes, cost estimations and benefit analysis that can be audited at the time of implementation. Upon approval of said projects, the role is responsible to ensure the implementation of works to specification, on time and within budget and assist the Divisional Engineer to ensure the ongoing capability and improvement of processing plant operations, utilising teams of contractors and external service providers, ensuring safety, cost, compliance, planning, reporting and plant improvement outcomes are achieved.


About You

  • Demonstrated experience in people supervision or management with proven ability to lead, manage and motivate staff
  • Previous experience in project management in a fast moving food manufacturing environment
  • Understanding of project work planning and scheduling procedures
  • Regular travel to sites across QLD and NSW
  • Experience in estimating, tendering and supervision of sub-contractors
  • Highly developed communication and interpersonal skills
  • Effective problem solving capacity
  • Sound knowledge of OH&S regulations


Why work for JBS Australia?

  • Access to novated leasing options
  • Heavily discounted meat products
  • Retail discounts with national partners
  • Health insurance discounts on Bupa Health and Medibank Private
  • Ongoing training and career development opportunities


Interested? APPLY NOW!


If you have any queries regarding this opportunity, please email Melinda Weir (Talent & Community Engagement Specialist) –    

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