Fitter & Machinist (CNC) Supervisor (w/ Relocation assistance!)

Job Description

  • Exciting new opportunity for a Fitter & Machinist (CNC) Supervisor in Gladstone, QLD!
  • Attractive salary circa $133,200 including super!
  • Enjoy half-day Friday's!
  • Relocation assistance negotiable!
  • Join one of Queensland's largest family owned fabrication and machining workshops!

Purcell's Engineering

Celebrating over 28 years of success, Purcell's Engineering is a family owned and operated business that has developed into one of the largest and most well equipped machine shops and lineboring businesses in Central Queensland.

Operating out of Gladstone but available for jobs throughout Australia, the business is growing with a number of recent expansions, including the purchase of new equipment; a fully equipped and modern machine shop, and the latest, state-of-the-art capacity of CNC Lathes, Mills and Borers. 

Employing over 45 staff, Purcell's Engineering is well established in the Gladstone community and supports local industry and the Queensland mining industry.

The Opportunity

We are now looking for a full-time Fitter & Machinist (CNC) Supervisor based in our state-of-the-art Machine Shop in Gladstone, QLD. 

This pivotal role, reporting directly to the Machine Shop Manager and the General Manager, is responsible for planning, directing, and coordinating the day-to-day operations of the Machine Shop to ensure maximum productivity and efficiency.

More specifically, your responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Developing detailed work lists for shift transitions to ensure seamless operations
  • Assisting in training personnel and apprentices, empowering them to perform their duties
  • Conducting descriptive production, safety, environmental, and quality toolbox meetings
  • Ensuring all materials and tooling are organised for shifts
  • Planning and directing the operations of the Machine Shop to improve performance and profitability
  • Implementing and managing operational plans and quality objectives
  • Providing leadership for day-to-day operations and monitoring compliance with legislative requirements
  • Supporting continuous improvement processes and quality improvement activities within the Machine Shop

What We Need From You

The successful candidate will be a qualified Fitter & Machinist with at least 5 years experience in CNC machining on multi-axis machines and also have manual machine experience.

Additionally, the following skills and background will be highly valued:

  • Working knowledge of organisational effectiveness and operations management
  • Competency in Microsoft Office, particularly Word and Excel
  • Familiarity with Occupational Safety and Health & Environmental principles
  • Understanding of quality principles within a medium-sized service delivery operation
  • Demonstrated stability of performance under pressure

As our ideal candidate, you will possess strong communication and interpersonal skills that enable effective leadership, the ability to build and develop teams, and establish effective working relationships with stakeholders. Your ability to work in a team environment with minimal supervision, demonstrating initiative for priority setting, goal achievement, and time management will be critical. Conflict resolution skills, the ability to manage change effectively, and contribute to the public relations of the Company will make you an ideal candidate. 

This is a dynamic role that requires a results-oriented individual committed to continuous improvement and quality. We are looking for a candidate who can embrace and contribute to our company values and culture, ensuring the Machine Shop operates at its maximum productivity and efficiency.

About the Benefits

With a huge number of machines in the workshop, including Mazak CNC Lathes & Mills, Okuma CNC Bridge Mill, Kiheung CNC Bed Mill and You Ji CNC Vertical Turning Lathe, you will love the variety you will gain in this role.

An attractive salary is on offer circa $133,200 including super, negotiable with skills and experience.

Additional benefits include:

  • Relocation assistance (for the right candidate)
  • Ongoing training and development
  • Half-day Fridays

Purcell's offers a family-friendly, flexible workplace and would be well suited to a personable and self-motivated team player.

Life in Gladstone

Historically a shipping port town, Gladstone has grown into a major hub for mining and building industries. It sits right on the Australian coast and is surrounded by breathtaking islands and the southern Great Barrier Reef.

Life in Gladstone revolves around the sea, sand, and bush, with natural wonder everywhere you look. It’s also only a short drive away from other regional Queensland cities like Rockhampton and Bundaberg.

Gladstone offers a relaxed lifestyle and a close-knit community that comes with a small coastal city. With an abundance of shops, restaurants, and entertainment options, there is something for everyone in Gladstone.

Keen to join a stable, growing business that cares about its employees? Apply Now!