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Heavy Diesel Mechanic

Our client is a global leader in the supply chain management of agricultural products and food ingredients with sixteen product platforms across 65 countries. Servicing six commodity areas which employs hundreds of people in regional Victoria, they are the second largest producer of almonds in the world. Operating a state-of-the art processing facility, they are known for their highly talented technical and management team and a high-trust staff culture.

The Role

Located in Robinvale, in regional Victoria and working on one of the organisation’s most successful orchards, the Heavy Diesel Mechanic is accountable for planning and performing both preventative and breakdown mechanical maintenance on pack house fixed and mobile assets.

Responsible for fault finding and correctly diagnosing equipment failure, this is a hands-on role where you will put your excellent troubleshooting and fast thinking abilities to good use.

Duties will include but not be limited to:

  • Co-ordination of contracted electrical maintenance support
  • Completion of ‘whole of job maintenance work scopes on Capex projects
  • Fabrication activities and alteration work on equipment and machinery to meet specialised business needs
  • Ensuring that all Health, Safety and Environmental standards are adhered to while meeting the organisation’s maintenance and production needs

Skills & Experience

The ideal candidate will have a mechanical trade qualification and be equipped with a preparedness to develop and utilise additional skills in welding, pneumatics and hydraulics.

Essential is your ability to both plan and perform a broad scope of maintenance work, a capacity to lead and positively influence others while maintaining a commitment to work safely at all times with limited direct management assistance. Previous experience in the fresh produce pack-house (FMCG) industry is also highly regarded.

The availability to work regular additional hours and weekends as a part of a roster or on an as needs basis during harvest and maintenance shutdown periods is also required. To be considered for the role, it’s important you can address the following criteria:

  • A relevant trade or qualification – mechanical or metal fabrication (preferred)
  • Previous experience in similar role
  • Driver’s licence and forklift ticket
  • Project management
  • Practical, hands on and with the capacity to improvise
  • Honest, flexible and purposeful in your tasks

Choose Agri Labour Australia

Agri Labour Australia is an award-winning Australian company with clients in every State and Territory. Proudly representing major agribusiness, large primary producers, rural operators and local farmers – we are more than a recruitment agency. Founded on our firsthand knowledge of the land and dedicated to the ongoing success of our client’s businesses and our candidate’s careers, you can rely on us for expertise, advice and support.

Permanent

Robinvale, VIC

Start Date

ASAP

Full time

Boundary Bend, VIC

Start Date

ASAP

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