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Maintenance Fitter

Job description

The Opportunity

Pet Care Kitchen is a state-of-the-art premium pet food manufacturing facility in Parkes, NSW, part of Masterpet Australia. The plant offers next generation product innovation and product development, currently not available elsewhere in Australia. Masterpet is a strong company with outstanding brands such as Blackhawk, VitaPet and Aristopet Animal Health with market leading positions across Australia and New Zealand.

Due to an impending retirement, the team is seeking a new member. Employment in the maintenance team at Pet Care Kitchen represents a great career and lifestyle opportunity with all the advantages of a large regional town and a strong employer with a commitment to health, safety and quality.

Generous relocation packages available. We encourage applications from early career trades people.

The Maintenance team are responsible for installing, troubleshooting, maintaining, and repairing production equipment in the factory with the primary objective being to troubleshoot breakdowns to return machinery to service as quickly as possible. The Maintenance crew are also responsible for ensuring equipment modifications are properly conducted to minimise risk of cross-contamination and ensure product quality and safety.


  • competitive salary including overtime and shift loadings

  • Generous relocation package available if required

  • Monday to Friday only - no weekends

  • Training and development, good team environment

  • Location close to Parkes - be home every night

Responsibilities include but not limited to

  • Perform planned and emergency maintenance and repairs on all production machinery and ancillary equipment.

  • Troubleshoot by diagnosing equipment defects and develop solutions to ongoing or recurring problems.

  • Dismantle and reassemble production equipment for the purposes of sanitisation and deep cleaning.

  • Read blueprints, diagrams, and schematic drawings to determine work procedures and troubleshoot ideas.

About you

The successful applicant will have great communication skills, a positive attitude and a continuous improvement mindset. Other requirements include:

  • Relevant trade qualification eg Certificate III in Engineering (Mechanical Trade)

  • Experience in fast moving consumer goods (food, beverage, pharmaceutical) manufacturing highly regarded, but not essential

  • Able to perform basic level welding, brazing, flame cutting and electric arc welding

  • Understanding of Good Manufacturing Processes and food safety/HACCP requirements is desirable

  • Current White Card and Confined Space accreditations, or willingness to attain/renew.

This is a great opportunity to work in high tech manufacturing in a supportive and professional environment. If you are an experienced or green trade with the right attitude, we would love to talk to you today. Click APPLY to send your application or call Melinda@Spinifex Recruiting for a confidential chat on 02 6800 1701.