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Mechanical Fitter - Team Leader

Kilcoy Pastoral Company - Kilcoy, QLD

Trades & Services
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Full Job Description
Kilcoy Global Foods is a nature-to-plate company with a footprint spanning Australia, the United States and China. We partner with the world’s food industry to find new and better ways to source, prepare and serve delicious meat and seafood the world loves to eat.

We believe our winning culture stems from the quality of our people and the contribution they make to KGF every day. We proudly acknowledge the hard work and dedication of our 1600+ employees who are committed to first-class standards, quality and safety.

Our Australian operation, located in Kilcoy, (one hour north-west of Brisbane) is the fourth largest beef producer in Australia.

We are seeking an experienced Team Leader who can look after a small team of skilled Tradesperson to ensure sustained and reliable performance of equipment within the business.

This role is Permanent Fulltime, working on a night shift roster 4pm - 4am.

Lead a small team of skilled Tradespersons
Point of escalation and able to problem solve based on priorities
Preventative and breakdown maintenance activities, with a strong focus on a preventative approach
Contribution of ideas and input to improved systems, procedures and maintenance
Engage with the production team to optimise the performance of all equipment on a daily basis
Assist in capital and continuous improvement projects as directed
Maintain a strong focus on safety, health and environment
Understand the urgent nature of the business and manage competing priorities
Prioritise urgent repairs of equipment
Understand the importance of troubleshooting and problem solving
Coordinate and collaborate with contractors as well as other departments regarding reliable maintenance of the various sections of the plant

Trade qualifications - Certificate III in Engineering as a minimum
Experience as a Team Leader- Maintenance Fitter or Fitter-Mechanic role
Strong mechanical aptitude and great diagnostics for fault finding
Reliable, motivated self-starter
Can-do attitude, focusing on solutions
Able to to lead and Coach a small team
Excellent time management skills and communication skills
The following maintenance experience would be highly regarded:
FMCG or manufacturing environment
Beef slaughter process equipment
Associated downstream offal and rendering plant and equipment
Downstream processing (boning, chilling, packaging, labelling and transfer systems)

Rosters that allow great work/life balance
Secure, stable and full-time permanent employment
Competitive remuneration
Extra shifts and overtime available
5 weeks annual leave each year
Genuine opportunities for career progression
Onsite canteen and butcher shop
Easy commute from Caboolture, North Brisbane and close to the Sunshine Coast


If you have the right skills and would like to join our company and be part of our success, please complete your details and attach your resume. Further information can be obtained via our website https://www.kilcoyglobalfoods.com/en_AU/

We look forward to reviewing your details and our friendly Recruitment Team will be in touch as soon as possible.

We are an equal opportunity employer and make every effort to select the best qualified individual for the job based on job related qualifications and experiences. Some of the information we collect via your application form and resume is “personal” information as defined by the Privacy Act. All information provided via your application form and resume is treated as confidential.

You will be required to present proof of identification (Driver's Licence, Passport or Birth Certificate). If you have a scanned copy of one of these documents please attach at least one form of ID to your application. If you are having difficulty attaching documents, please contact the Recruitment Department on (07) 5422 4600 and let us know.

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