Maintenance Fitter/Electrician (Dual Trade)

About the business and the role


Houston's Farm are a Tasmanian family owned and operated business located throughout the Coal River Valley. We grow fresh baby lettuce and herbs and aim to provide the highest quality fresh baby salad leaves for retail.

Over the years since the horticulture farm commencement in the 1980s, Houston's Farm have developed techniques for growing, harvesting and processing baby leaves resulting in a premium product which is sought after for its quality, flavour and freshness. 

Reporting directly to the Site Manager, you will harness your skills and knowledge within the manufacturing/FMCG sector as part of a site team responsible for all maintenance and continuous improvement of the facility, both preventative and breakdown.


Job tasks and responsibilities


  • Ensure that plant and equipment is fit for the purpose;
  • Establish and maintain effective relationships with all relevant stakeholders;
  • Ensure best practice in relation to our preventive and reactive processes and asset management system;
  • Repair and improve plant machinery and respond to the needs of the factory departments;
  • Adhere to WHS, GMP and HACCP principles; and
  • Manage small maintenance projects and suggest ideas for continuous improvement.


Skills and experience


  • Trade qualification in Mechanical Fitting.
  • Flexibility to work shift hours to support production requirements.
  • Highly desirable - restricted electrical ticket.
  • Highly Desirable - Experience with pneumatics and automation.
  • Highly desirable - Experience working within food manufacturing.
  • Advantageous - Experience in industrial PLC's and fault finding.
  • Advantageous - Ability to weld.


Job benefits and perks


  • An opportunity to grow this role through your own innovative business improvement suggestions.
  • Attractive salary.
  • Work for a well known and reputable national business that is dynamic and continually expanding.
  • Immediate start.

If you feel you meet the above criteria and are looking for the next stage in your career within a progressive company, please click apply now.


22/06/2020 $0 Brisbane 1 Trades & Services
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