Electrical Tradesman Operator

Job Description

The sweet things you'll be involved in:

Sugar Australia has an exciting opportunity for an Electrical Tradesman Operator to join our team in a Permanent Full-Time capacity, based at our Mackay Port Packing facility. Reporting to the Production Manager, this role will play a crucial part in maintaining and operating our packaging and bagging machines, providing maintenance support, and ensuring smooth operations within the production process.

Enjoy a balanced lifestyle with our 6-week rotating 12-hour roster, including a combination of day and night shifts from Monday to Thursday and day shifts on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday (only 2 shifts on weekend every 6-weeks).

Your key responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Operating packaging and bagging machines efficiently.
  • Performing warehouse and despatch duties.
  • Providing maintenance support for packaging and palletising equipment.
  • Troubleshooting and repairing machine and equipment faults.
  • Performing ship loading duties, including connection, disconnection, and Citec control loading.
  • Supporting maintenance for sugar receivable, transport, and storage equipment.
  • Ensuring compliance with safety initiatives and PPE requirements.
  • Participating in task analysis and safety walks.
  • Completing shift logs, pack sheets, and data entry on MES.
  • Liaising with truck drivers, sugar supply trucks, and refinery personnel.
  • Escalating customer issues and conducting necessary checks.
  • Working as part of a team unsupervised when required and helping train Level 1 & 2 Operators.

What we're wanting you to bring to the table:

  • Trade qualifications as an Electrical Fitter/Mechanic or Mechanical Fitter & Turner (required).
  • QLD Electrical Licence or Restricted Electrical Licence (required).
  • Experience in an operating environment (desirable).
  • Previous plant equipment operation experience (desirable).
  • Have hazardous area training or be willing to obtain.
  • Good knowledge of machinery and computer systems.
  • Strong fault-finding skills.
  • Workplace Health & Safety knowledge.
  • Effective communication skills (verbal and written).
  • High motivation and the ability to solve problems and think conceptually.
  • Ability to work shift work and a desire to mentor Level 1 & 2 Operators.

About Sugar Australia

Sugar Australia is the nation's trusted partner in sugar and ingredient solutions, enabling our customers to make great products for every home. We own and operate refineries, packing facilities, sugar silo terminals, and warehouse distribution sites across the country. Our team works hard to produce the highest-quality liquid sugars, icings, syrups, and crystals, and you can find our retail products under the iconic CSR sugar brand at your local supermarket. We also supply refined sugar products and other ingredients to various industries, including some of the largest brands in the country.

When joining the Sugar Australia team, you can expect to be part of a passionate and inclusive work environment that supports business growth and people development within a values-led culture.

We are an equal opportunity employer and encourage applications from people regardless of gender, ethnicity, or religious beliefs.

Come work with us and make a difference.