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Manufacturing Infrastructure Engineer

Date: 10-Jun-2021

Location: Quoiba, TAS, AU, 7310

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


  • Newly created role based at our Devonport Site
  • Work in a dynamic and engaging team
  • Accelerate your career in Infrastructure Engineering


We currently have a rare and exciting opportunity to join Simplot’s Global Manufacturing IT team as an Infrastructure Engineer.  This new Global IT role will be focused on delivering IT Operational Excellence and supporting our Manufacturing Automation Engineers across our Devonport site. 

The successful candidate will be responsible for the engineering, maintenance and administration for Simplot’s Global IT standard operating environments and will install, configure, maintain, and integrate system software and hardware components while collaborating with Control Systems Engineers, and other IT teams to ensure platform capabilities and functionality align with our customer demands.

What will you be doing?


  • Proactive monitoring and metrics of Manufacturing 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 relating to the manufacturing plant.
  • Researching, evaluating, and recommending new and emerging technologies to meet Simplot business and manufacturing plant needs
  • Analyze, resolve and perform root cause analysis for serious systems failures that impact the performance or functionality of Simplot IT 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
  • Provide technical assistance for Global IT teams and projects
  • Track and report on all team key metrics

What will you bring


  • Exposure to Manufacturing highly regarded
  • A passion and real interest in IT and Infrastructure Engineering
  • Growth Mindset with the ability to communicate at all levels
  • IT experience and qualifications highly regarded


You will be a dynamic and collaborative individual and ideally hold tertiary qualifications in IT &/or Business related discipline. You are a customer-focused individual who has the ability to present, explain and coach on technical systems, problems and outcomes to a non-technical audience.


You will exhibit and provide examples around your exceptional communication skills and your influencing insight and will have a strong analysis and assessment focus and move beyond traditional ways of doing things with your fresh and innovative approach to idea’s and solutions. Exposure to manufacturing will be highly regarded.



  • Work with a highly motivated and committed team
  • Income protection insurance
  • Option to purchase additional Annual Leave
  • Parental Leave policy for Primary Carers
  • 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 role matches your current experience and passion, then this could well be your next exciting career opportunity.  Apply now.

Job Requisition ID: 4680 

Travel Required: None 

Location(s): SAPL Devonport Plant - Quoiba 

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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