Share this Job

Maintenance Fitter

Date: 11-Jan-2021

Location: Kelso, NSW, AU, 2795

Company: Simplot

The J.R. Simplot Company is a diverse, privately held organization, with roots firmly planted in agriculture and agriculture-related businesses. We are 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. 

About the role

We are currently seeking a part-time Mechanical Tradesperson for a job share position at our Kelso production facility. The successful applicant will be employed on a part-time basis, working afternoon shift, with an immediate start available.

The successful candidate will be self-motivated, results driven and highly organised with sound experience as a mechanical tradesperson.

You will be responsible for maintaining and repairing equipment in a safe and timely manner to allow the production plans to be achieved.

Previous food manufacturing experience will be highly regarded but is not essential.


Key Responsibilities


  • Work as part of a team to support the factory
  • Preventative, predictive, breakdown and corrective maintenance activities
  • Project work and fabrication
  • Problem solving and time management
  • Work with automated equipment
  • Work with the CMMS system – e.g MEX
  • Work across all shifts, overtime/weekend work may also be required
  • Provide assistance and support to other team members as required
  • Participate in Continuous Improvement processes.


Selection Criteria


  • Fitter or Machinist Trade Qualification
  • Excellent problem skills
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Experience using a CMMS – e.g MEX, SAP
  • A demonstrated commitment to working in a safe manner.
  • Knowledge in pneumatics and hydraulics fault finding will be highly regarded.
  • Experience in a Food Manufacturing environment will be highly regarded.


In return we provide many benefits which include above award pay and conditions, an excellent safety culture and a company supplied and laundered uniform to highlight a few.

Apply Now


If this sounds like your next career move, please apply now.

The successful candidate will be required to complete a pre-employment medical (which includes a urine drug and alcohol screen).

Applications close on Sunday 24th January.


The J.R. Simplot Company is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, physical or mental disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, marital status, or any other protected status.**