plant engineer in Townsville

cormac dardis, randstad
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AU$ 130,000 per month

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townsville, queensland
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AU$ 130,000 per month
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cormac dardis, randstad
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job description

Randstad currently have a fantastic opportunity for an experienced full time Plant Engineer (Mechanical) for our FMCG client based in Townsville.. The position requires extensive plant knowledge, provides solutions using sound engineering principles and requires the ability to lead and develop the maintenance team.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Maintenance Management -

  • Take a proactive role in the management of all aspects of the maintenance and engineering operations;
  • Develop and implement maintenance and engineering systems of control appropriate for the plant operations.
  • Develop and implement appropriate equipment maintenance strategies to ensure reliability of plant;
  • Monitor daily plant maintenance activities to ensure priorities are known and met;
  • Provide direction, advice and assistance to the maintenance and production staff in maintenance and engineering related issues;
  • Ensure that maintenance manning levels meet plant requirements;
  • Monitor and respond to maintenance workforce capability needs;
  • Ensure the effective and efficient use of contractors and suppliers;

Continuous Improvement -

  • Take a proactive role in understanding the root causes of downtime and designing and implementing engineering solutions to eliminate those causes;
  • Proactively analyse production and maintenance information to identify weaknesses in equipment and/or maintenance strategies to eliminate significant or repetitive breakdowns;
  • Represent the maintenance department on allocated project teams;
  • Prepare and submit minor capital applications;
  • Develop and implement a positive culture of safe operating procedures and practices

Communication -

  • Accurately communicate with plant management and production personnel;
  • Ensure accurate and frequent communication with maintenance team;


  • A relevant mechanical engineering degree is essential;
  • Postgrad qualifications in maintenance management will be an advantage;
  • Experience gained from managing a maintenance team in large heavy industrial organisations;
  • Experience in a food manufacturing environment is highly desirable;
  • Refrigeration, oil and coal boiler experience is highly desirable;
  • The ability to plan organise and control maintenance activities and projects to optimise the use of available resources;
  • Experience preparing, managing and complying with R&M budgets;
  • Sound knowledge of OH&S regulations;
  • Must have Australian work rights
  • Closing Date for Application 6th of November 2020

Closing Date for Application 6th of November 2020

At Randstad, we are passionate about providing equal employment opportunities and embracing diversity to the benefit of all. We actively encourage applications from any background.





educational requirements

Bachelor Degree