Electrcial Engineer

Job Description

  • Mackay Based Role
  • Relocation packages and short-term housing available*
  • This role would also suit a Lead Electrical Engineer**



This is an excellent opportunity to join Australia’s second largest sugar milling company and largest local, green energy provider!



About the role


Mackay Sugar currently has a permanent opportunity for an experienced Electrical Engineer to become a key member of our on-site Maintenance and Production Team at Racecourse Mill. Reporting to Engineering Superintendent, the primary purpose of this role is to support multiple activities across the delivery lifecycle, this includes producing safe, compliant, reliable, and cost-effective designs; supporting production and maintenance teams, test & commissioning with timely engineering advice and concessions; identification of the root cause of problems across our Mills; managing technical risks and opportunities with internal stakeholders.




Key accountabilities


  • Ensure WHS and Environmental objectives are achieved by providing leadership that establishes a strong commitment to safety and the environment.
  • Ensures Mackay Sugar continually improves its productivity and profitability by providing the necessary leadership and technical support in the areas of power distribution and process control.
  • Ensures effective utilisation of resources by establishing a consistent and strategic approach to factory electrical maintenance and strategy development across Mackay Sugar.
  • Ensure effective utilisation of the Company’s assets by developing and implementing agreed initiatives for operating, maintenance, and capital programs.
  • Ensures Mackay Sugar’s technical assets (drawings, manuals, investigation records, program code etc) are preserved, maintained, and updated by developing and maintaining appropriate systems.



As a minimum you will hold


  • Tertiary Qualifications in Electrical or equalizing Engineering qualifications (bachelor’s degree or higher) and a minimum of five (5) years industrial engineering experience.  


  • Electrical / Instrumentation trade certificate, a minimum of five (5) years industrial engineering experience and studying towards Tertiary Qualifications (Bachelor’s degree or higher).



Both pathways, either Tertiary or Trade Qualified will also require the following qualifications and/or commitments as below:


  • CPEng and/or RPEQ certified in Electrical (or have a clear plan to achieved status).
  • Knowledge of Electrical Acts, Codes of Practice and Standards.
  • High Voltage Switching and Coordination (or could achieve this status).
  • Knowledge and exposure to Process Control Systems, SCADA, Networking, and Instrumentation.
  • Excellent general computer literacy skills as well as strong specialist knowledge of application software.
  • Experience in design, construction, and maintenance of HV, LV and Process Control Systems.




Mackay Sugar Benefits


  • Home Every Night / Permanent, Full-Time Employment
  • Genuine career progression opportunities
  • 5 Weeks of Annual Leave
  • Training and Development opportunities to maintain and expand your skill set
  • Access to a suite of employee benefits
  • Relocation packages and short-term housing available as part of recruitment processes**




About Mackay Sugar


Located in tropical North Queensland where a unique lifestyle can be blended with a progressive business, Mackay is home to Australia’s second largest sugar milling company, Mackay Sugar. With more than 140 years’ experience in raw sugar production and employing up to 800 people seasonally, Mackay Sugar is an iconic Australian brand that contributes significantly to our economy and community. 


A member of the Nordzucker Group since 2019, Mackay Sugar is undergoing an exciting period of change and growth. Nordzucker is one of the leading sugar manufacturers in Europe and brings a network of global ideas, innovation, and opportunities to Mackay Sugar.