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Trades Assistant

Plant/Site:  JBS Townsville Plant
Req Id:  13504
Date Posted:  5 May 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 two (2) Trades Assistants to join their high performing Maintenance team. As the Trades Assistant, you will carry out planned maintenance checks as scheduled and conduct basic assessments, providing feedback on condition and potential failure of equipment.


This is a unique opportunity to join a global organisation with a local community feel. 


Your key responsibilities will include:

  • Communicating plant issues to the Maintenance Supervisor
  • Ad hoc projects work
  • Undertaking and completing preventive maintenance and repair work orders
  • Undertaking daily, weekly and annual repair and preventative maintenance tasks
  • Monitoring and reporting on maintenance related downtime
  • Ensuring appropriate completion of planned and unplanned maintenance tasks


About You

  • Previous experience in maintenance/repair in a fast-paced manufacturing environment
  • Ability to work autonomously and in a team
  • Basic problem solving and diagnostics
  • Understanding of work planning and scheduling procedures
  • Well-developed communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively with factory floor staff
  • Strong proactive and positive attitude
  • Willingness to learn and grow within the role


Why work for JBS?

  • Heavily discounted meat products
  • Retail discounts and national partners
  • Uniform Provided
  • Onsite parking


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