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Plant Engineer Scone

Plant/Site:  JBS Scone Plant
Req Id:  11749
Date Posted:  17-Nov-2021

About the role

We have a fantastic opportunity for an experienced Plant Engineer, with a high-performance mindset, to join our management team at our Scone plant, located 2 hours north-west of Newcastle.  This role forms an integral part of the management team and is accountable for leading our engineering/maintenance function of around 20 team members. 


Responsibilities include (but are not limited to)

  • Lead the site engineering & maintenance function and support a staff of trades professionals, maintenance supervisor and planner.
  • Champion a thorough understanding of maintenance work management practices to maximise equipment reliability, minimise downtime and optimise time management of resources.
  • Engage with the wider site leadership team to ensure overall plant priorities are known, understood and met.
  • Budgeting and cost control of labour, overtime, R&M and individual projects.
  • Monitoring of daily plant maintenance activities to ensure priorities are known, agreed and met.


About you

  • A relevant engineering degree is essential and postgrad qualifications in maintenance management will be highly regarded.
  • Hands-on & collaborative leadership skills, experience in the management of people, knowledge of HR practices, dispute resolution, agreement negotiations and discipline.
  • Experience in a fast-moving food manufacturing environment,
  • demonstrated ability to lead, manage and motivate staff to continuously improve.
  • Strong capability to utilise problem solving tools such as PDCA, ‘5 Whys’ and KPI’s to drive an outcome.
  • Highly developed communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Sound knowledge of WH&S and Environmental regulations and ability to drive safety improvements in a team environment.  
  • Experience with refrigeration systems and boilers would be an advantage.


Benefits include (but not limited to)

  • Retail discounts with national partners
  • Health insurance discounts on Bupa Health and Medibank Private.
  • Ability to purchase meat at Wholesale price


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!