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Engineering Manager

Date: 12-Nov-2020

Location: Echuca, VIC, AU, 3564

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
  • Lead and Manage the Engineering Department.
  • Plan, Schedule and Control the site’s reliability, asset management and engineering project activities.
  • Based at our food manufacturing facility in Echuca, Victoria


A fantastic opportunity now exists for an Engineering Manager to join the team at our Echuca plant in regional Victoria.

What you will do

Reporting to the Plant Manager and part of the site leadership team, you will lead and manage the Engineering Department to effectively plan, schedule and control the site’s asset management and engineering project activities.  This will be in line with best practice systems, techniques and budgetary requirements in order to optimise plant OEE, employee safety, maintenance effectiveness and operational costs.


Working collaboratively and cross functionally with the site team, your key challenges will be:

  • Leading and optimising asset reliability at the lowest practicable cost.
  • Implementation of strategic, leading practice maintenance work management practices and asset care strategies.
  • Leading company initiatives and contributing to the achievement of site scorecard metrics.  
  • Successful deployment of Lean Manufacturing across all facets of the sites operations. 
  • Continuous improvement and ongoing maintenance of the site’s CMMS and maintenance documentation.
What you will bring
  • You are an experienced Engineering Manager and ideally tertiary qualifications (Electrical, Mechanical or Mechatronics) with strong good computer skills (CMMS – MEX, JDE, MS office).  
  • You will hold a level of experience in a manufacturing / production environment and hold an awareness of Lean principles and a strong ability to engage with the shop floor. 
Benefits & Culture
  • Income protection insurance
  • Option to purchase additional Annual Leave
  • Parental Leave policy for Primary Carers
  • Access to EAP
  • A 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.


If this sounds like you, please Apply online today


Advertising closes 3 December 2020

Job Requisition ID: 2801 

Travel Required: None 

Location(s): SAPL Plant - Echuca 

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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