Refrigeration Mechanic

Job Description

Who is NH Foods? 

An Australian company with a global reach, we are leading the way with the production of our premium and iconic beef brands at our Thomas Borthwick & Sons site, for the world market.   Located in Bakers Creek, Mackay on the Coral Sea Coast, Thomas Borthwick & Sons Plant is part of a global company with a global purpose - to deliver the joy of eating. 

What does JOY mean to you?

The joy of achievement – supporting your career development?

The joy of new experiences – the prospect to choose from a range of diverse employment opportunities? 

The joy of no limits – manage your work-life balance? 

The joy of opportunity –progression internally? 

The joy of belonging – connect with your work and community?

At NH Foods we empower our team to take on the most challenging, inspiring, and rewarding work of their lives.

What is the opportunity? 

Thomas Borthwick & Sons has an opportunity within their Maintenance team for a Full-time Refrigeration Mechanic who is also open to working rotating shifts. Your responsibilities will include maintaining, repairing, and upgrading refrigeration systems to comply with new regulations and standards. Additionally, you will be conducting routine inspections and tests on existing equipment to diagnose problems and make necessary repairs.

What skills are we looking for? 

  • Strong skills for effective communicate with colleagues and supervisors
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment
  • Strong focus on planned preventative maintenance systems 
  • Proficiency in performing preventative maintenance on refrigeration systems
  • Computer literacy 

What experience are we looking for? 

  • Minimum 5 years’ experience as a Refrigeration Mechanic
  • Current QLD Refrigeration Licence
  • Certificate IV in Air-conditioning and Refrigeration Systems
  • Previous experience in environment operating ammonia gas 
  • Experience in manufacturing/continuous operational environment
  • Previous experience in food manufacturing is highly desirable.

Why chose Thomas Borthwick & Sons? 

  • Stable employment with a company that is a leader in the food production industry
  • All tools required for the role, including uniform and PPE, will be supplied
  • Discounted meat through our onsite butcher shop
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • We support your development by providing structured training and coaching.

Come for a career but stay for the lifestyle of living and working in a family friendly town that offers a real county experience and genuine hospitality.

If you have questions, please email Jacqueline Michell - Human Resources Coordinator,

Why wait – apply now!

 Help our team bring the joy of eating to millions across the globe.  

Pre-employment medical which includes drug and alcohol testing may be administered.