Shift Supervisor

Job Description

Mackay Sugar is undergoing an exciting period of change and growth - be a part of our future and start your SWEET Career in Australia’s thriving sugar industry.



Join Mackay Sugar, where every day brings new opportunities and challenges! We're seeking dedicated individuals to join our dynamic team at Marian and Farleigh Mill, where innovation and progress are at the forefront of everything we do.



About the Job


  • Permanent, Full-Time
  • 5 Weeks of Annual Leave
  • Home every night
  • Combination of Shift Work on a Lifestyle Roster during Crushing season and Day Work with RDO's for the remainder
  • Family-orientated business where people are our priority
  • Grow your career and benefit from training and development opportunities
  • Access to discounted products and services via our employee benefits program


As a Shift Supervisor at Mackay Sugar, you'll play a pivotal role in our on-site production team, overseeing operations during both the crushing and maintenance seasons.  You'll lead by example, ensuring safety, productivity, and quality standards are met. With your expertise in industrial processing and demonstrated leadership in a manufacturing environment, you'll guide your team towards success while driving continuous improvement initiatives. If you're a proactive problem-solver with a passion for excellence, we want you on our team!



About you


Reporting to the site Production Superintendent, as a Shift Supervisor, you'll play a pivotal role in our on-site production team, leading with a focus on safety, efficiency, and teamwork. With a competitive salary, job security, and annual salary reviews, along with the assurance of permanent full-time employment, you'll have the stability and support to thrive in your career.


During the maintenance season (non-crush), you will help co-ordinate and supervise safe and efficient maintenance of the plant including delivery of improvement initiatives. A detailed position description is available on request.



The preferred candidate should possess the following:


  • Tertiary qualifications in Engineering, Applied Science or Sugar Technology (desirable)
  • Minimum of 5 years knowledge and understanding of industrial processing
  • Experience in and knowledge of environmental management systems and processes
  • Knowledge and end experience in the operation of a manufacturing processes
  • Demonstrated leadership experience in a Production and / or Manufacturing environment.
  • Ability to work in a team, develop employees and identify improvement opportunities
  • Problem solving, proactive and energetic approach



Mackay Sugar Benefits


  • Home Every Night / Permanent, Full-Time Employment
  • 5 Weeks of Annual Leave 
  • Combination of Shift Work on a Lifestyle Roster during Crushing season and Day Work with RDO's for the remainder
  • Training and Development opportunities to maintain and expand your skill set
  • SWEET Deals across 500+ businesses
  • Free annual flu vaccinations
  • Short Term Housing Available for new residents**



About Mackay Sugar


Located in tropical north Queensland where unique lifestyle meets progressive industry, Mackay Sugar is Australia’s second largest milling company with an annual turnover exceeding $300 million. We are a proud member of the Nordzucker Group, which is one of the leading sugar manufacturers in Europe and brings a network of global ideas, innovation and opportunities to Mackay Sugar. Our mills produce raw sugar, molasses and renewable energy and our business strategy aims to grow our ‘green’ product portfolio even more into the future.