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Apprentice Mechanical Fitter

Plant/Site:  JBS Townsville Plant
Req Id:  13746
Date Posted:  3 Jul 2024

About Us
JBS Australia is Australia's largest and most respected meat packer, marketer and exporter, supplying the finest grain fed and pasture fed meats to export and domestic customers for more than 20 years. With approximately 8,500 employees spread across our offices, processing plants and feedlots, JBS Australia exports to more than 50 countries around the world.


Located 12km south of Townsville, a major gateway to Queensland’s world-renowned Great Barrier Reef, the JBS Townsville processing facility is JBS Australia’s most northern operation. Cattle are sourced from a wide supply area including the Northern Territory, north and north-western Queensland and packed into the AMH brand, the most trusted name in beef. The facility employs approximately 430 employees and processes approximately 900 head per day, operating 4 days/week. 


About the Role

Our Townsville Plant is currently searching for a passionate and hard-working Apprentice Fitter to join our high performing Maintenance team. This is a unique opportunity to join a global organisation with a local community feel. 


We are open to considering apprentices at any stage of their Apprenticeship.


Your key responsibilities will include:

  • Participating in and completing the necessary on and off the job training in order to become a fully qualified fitter
  • Following safe work practices and procedures
  • Working with and under the supervision of tradespeople
  • Following all instructions from tradespeople and supervisors
  • Attending TAFE as required


About You

  • Currently undertaking a Fitter and Turner Apprenticeship
  • Strong technical aptitude
  • Good communication skills
  • Strong rganisational and time management skills
  • Ability to work autonomously as well as in a team environment
  • Ability to work a range of shifts as required
  • Willing to undergo Q Fever Vaccination, or have completed Q Fever Vaccination


Why work for JBS?

  • Retail discounts with national partners
  • Staff discount on meat products
  • Health insurance discounts on Bupa Health and Medibank Private


Interested? Apply Now! 


If you would like any further information regarding this role, please contact Ally Van Duren -

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