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Systems Engineer

Date: 14-Apr-2021

Location: Bathurst, NSW, AU, 2795

Company: Simplot

Simplot Australia Pty Limited (Simplot Australia) is a wholly owned subsidiary of the J.R. Simplot Company, a family-owned, multi-national food and agriculture business. Simplot Australia is trusted as one of the leading providers of quality, sustainable food for the ever-changing needs of consumers and customers in Australia, New Zealand and select Asia Pacific markets. We have built long term partnerships with Australian farmers and our unique and diverse product portfolio includes vegetable, meals and seafood manufacturing operations that supply chilled, frozen and shelf stable products to Australia's major supermarkets, hotels, restaurants and quick service restaurant customers. Our portfolio includes some of Australias most trusted and well-known brands including Birds Eye, Edgell, Leggos, John West, Chiko, I&J, Chicken Tonight, Five Brothers and Five Tastes.

The Role


An exciting newly created role working as a Systems Engineer in our Bathurst location. 


As our Systems Engineer you will be responsible for the architecture, engineering and administration for Simplot’s Global IT standard operating environments. You will install, configure, maintain, and integrate system software and hardware components in compliance with IT standards and security guidelines. 

What will you do


In your role you will collaborate with other IT teams to ensure platform capabilities and functionality align with our customer demands. Other responsibilities will include;


  • Facilitating the interactions between control systems and enterprise IT
  • Proactive monitoring and metrics of systems and services on a global basis to ensure high availability and performance for seamless business technology operations. 
  • Performance, availability, health and recoverability of Simplot IT systems. 
  • Researching, evaluating, and recommending new and emerging technologies to meet Simplot business needs. 
  • Creating and maintaining detailed system documentation. 
  • Define and maintain factory reporting systems
  • Analyze, resolve and perform root cause analysis for serious systems failures that impact the performance or functionality of Simplot systems.
  • Define and document IT policies, procedures, and standards related to supported systems.
  • Ensure compliance to IT standards, policies and software licensing.
  • Ensure the operational health of a mission-critical environment across a Global IT infrastructure.
  • Identify opportunities to improve and automate work to improve outcomes and reduce cost
  • Install, configure, maintain, and integrate system software and hardware. Monitor and tune systems to improve performance.
  • Provide technical consulting and assistance for Global IT teams and projects.
  • Support site engineering teams with factory systems maintenance.
  • Advise site engineering team on technical projects and upgrades.
  • Track and report on all team key metrics.
  • Utilize excellent written and verbal communication skills to present complex technical information in a clear and concise manner to a variety of audiences.
  • Work with key vendors to engineer and support Simplot IT and business solutions.
  • Provide general IT support to plant staff.

What you will bring


To be successful in this role, you will have a passion for systems. You will be a team player with strong communication skills and the ability to work with a variety of stakeholders.


  • IT support experience along with significant exposure with infrastructure environments (OS, hardware, server network)
  • Experience with business IT applications
  • SQL experience
  • Business data analysis
  • Customer/ Vendor Management
  • Knowledge of and experience in ITIL foundation
  • Previous Control systems application and networking



  • Income protection insurance
  • Option to purchase additional Annual Leave
  • Parental Leave policy for Primary Carers
  • Variety of Flexible Work Arrangements
  • Awards recognising long serving and high achieving employees 
  • Short Term Incentive Benefits for Employees 
  • Offerings including Financial, Novated Leasing and Discounted Products and Services.


This is an outstanding opportunity to build your professional experience and gain exposure to Simplot's end to end infrastructure. If this sounds like your next exciting career move, please apply now.

Job Requisition ID: 2521 

Travel Required: None 

Location(s): SAPL Plant - Bathurst 

Country: Australia 


Simplot Australia is trusted as one of the leading providers of quality, sustainable food for the ever-changing needs of consumers and customers in Australia, New Zealand and chosen Asia Pacific markets. Simplot Australia is family owned by the J.R. Simplot Company, a true farm-to-table company with operations that touch every aspect of agriculture, including seed production, farming and ranching, plant sciences, fertilizer manufacturing, food processing, commercial product development, and distribution. Simplot Australia is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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