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Maintenance Fitter (Mechanical)

Date: 23-Sep-2022

Location: Ulverstone, TAS, AU, 7315

Company: Simplot

Simplot Australia is a food manufacturing and agriculture business encompassing potato, vegetable, seafood, and sauce operations that supply chilled, frozen, and shelf-stable products to Australia's major retail and foodservice markets.


We are home to some of Australia's most loved and trusted food brands, including Birds Eye, Edgell, Leggo's, John West, and Chiko. We have six Australian manufacturing sites and employ more than 2,000 people across Australia and New Zealand.


As a leading provider of quality, nourishing and sustainable food, we are focussed on bringing to life Aussie grown produce. We embrace sustainable practices that care for our planet's precious resources today and for generations to come. We are an integral part of the global J.R. Simplot Company.

Culture and Benefits

   At Simplot, we are fueled by our purpose: We Contribute to Feeding Our World. We imagine a better future and set goals to reach it. We are committed to working as one Simplot and are guided by our shared values:

  • Respect for Resources
  • Spirit of Innovation
  • Passion for People

We embrace diversity, equity, and inclusion. We care about creating an environment that promotes safety and wellbeing and where our people feel supported, respected and empowered. We do not tolerate any form of discrimination and are committed to providing equal opportunities for all our team members.

Simplot is passionate about cultivating a future where good ideas and inspiring possibilities have the chance to grow. We want our team members to build exciting and fulfilling careers with us and offer professional and personal growth opportunities.

About Our Role

Simplot Australia are seeking applicants for the permanent full-time position of Maintenance Fitter (Mechanical) for our Ulverstone based food manufacturing facility.  Working as part of a highly skilled maintenance team, this role will play a critical part in our scheduled preventative maintenance activities in addition to breakdown services.

Commencing ASAP, this position entails a day work Mon-Fri roster (0700 - 1530hrs) with a scheduled tri-weekly maintenance day, and shift coverage where required.  2 hours per week is accrued towards an RDO.

With hourly rates of up to $38.91 + shift loadings, allowances & penalties (where applicable) - this is a great opportunity to bring your demonstrated mechanical skills to an exciting, permanent role with a truly global business.

What You Will Do


  • Participate and contribute to all site safety activities
  • Ensure a variety of plant & equipment incl. food preparation, cutting equipment, high speed packaging equipment, pumping systems, conveyors and sorting equipment is maintained as per the maintenance schedule
  • Preventative, predictive, breakdown and corrective maintenance activities
  • Working in conjunction with other on-site trades (electricians + contractors) to ensure overall job scope is completed to a high standard specification.
  • Contribution to continual improvement processes
  • Working with automated equipment
  • Use of MEX (CMMS) and other windows based systems

About You

The successful candidate shall possess the following certifications & attributes;

  • 100% commitment to health and safety within the workplace
  • Cert III Engineering – Mechanical (or equivalent)
  • Demonstrated experience with pneumatics and hydraulics, with factory maintenance / shutdown work being advantageous
  • The ability to work on a Mon-Fri roster with the requirement to work a 10 hour maintenance day tri-weekly and provide shift coverage where required
  • Ability to prioritise and multitask, combined with strong attention to detail
  • Possess positive communication skills & a problem solving mindset
  • Willingness to undergo a pre-employment medical (incl. urine based drug & alcohol screening)
  • Possess your own hand tools suitable for working on a range of mechanical plant & equipment

The Perks

  • Fully supplied & laundered uniform, boots & PPE
  • Income protection insurance
  • Weekly pay
  • On-site canteen
  • On-site soft tissue specialist appointments

Please click on the "Apply" button to submit your application including a covering letter outlining your suitability for the role + an up-to-date resume (noting that you will be redirected to the Simplot Careers portal).


Job Requisition ID: 10986 

Travel Required: None 

Location(s): SAPL Plant - Ulverstone 

Country: Australia 


Simplot is an equal opportunity employer and encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to apply. If you feel you would be a great addition to our team please apply online today, we would love to hear from you. If you require technical assistance, please email us at