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Maintenance Electrician - Kelso Plant

Date: 15-Jun-2022

Location: Kelso, NSW, AU, 2795

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 fuelled 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

The safety and wellbeing of our people, contractors, and communities are priorities for us, which is why we require any new starter to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (unless exempt) to work with us.

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 the Role

Simplot Australia are currently seeking applications from suitably certified and experienced candidates for the role of?Maintenance Electrician?to work with our Engineering Maintenance team on a full-time permanent basis at our Kelso food manufacturing plant. ?Working across a rotating roster (incl. some weekend work)?- this is a fantastic opportunity for those looking to demonstrate a high degree of competency in the industrial electrical trade.

Duties will include (but not limited to the following);


  • Ensuring plant and equipment is maintained as per the maintenance schedule whilst maintaining safety and maximising production requirements
  • PLC and electrically controlled systems fault finding, programming and connections
  • Working in conjunction with other on-site trades (mechanical fitters + contractors) to ensure overall job scope is completed to a defined, high standard
  • Participating in continual improvement processes
  • Application of operational standards and procedures
  • Generous hourly rates of $42.76 p/h + shift loadings & allowances (where applicable)

About You


  • Possess a 100% commitment to safety in the workplace
  • Hold a current NSW Electrical Licence (mandatory)
  • Demonstrated diagnostic, fault finding and trouble shooting skills
  • Experience with fixed plant electrical works
  • Experience in safety & quality systems and procedures
  • Ability to read and interpret schematics (advantageous)
  • Minimum 3-5 years demonstrated maintenance experience within an FMCG industry plant (highly desirable but not essential)
  • Sound judgment and decision-making ability
  • Possess a high level of both written and verbal communication skills in addition to time management skills
  • Intermediate user of Windows-based systems and software
  • Ability to work proactively whilst unsupervised whilst also being able to work within a team environment

The Perks


  • Generous hourly rates + shift loadings & allowances (where applicable)
  • Income protection insurance
  • Fully supplied and laundered uniform + all required PPE
  • Supportive team environment
  • On-site soft tissue specialist appointments


If you are looking for the next step in your industrial electrical career, and the opportunity to work with a truly global leader in food processing and associated industries - now is the time to submit your application.

Job Requisition ID:?9398?

Travel Required:?None?

Location(s):?SAPL Plant - Kelso?



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 click on the "Apply" button to submit your covering letter and up to date resume outlining your suitability for the role (noting that you will be redirected to the Simplot Careers portal). If you require technical assistance with this portal, please email us at?