Maintenance Fitter (Permanent) – Ulverstone Job in Tasmania

Maintenance Fitter (Permanent) – Ulverstone Job in Tasmania


Job title: Maintenance Fitter (Permanent) – Ulverstone

Company: Simplot

Expected salary: $36.61 – 40.27 per hour

Location: Ulverstone, TAS

Maintenance Fitter (Permanent) – Ulverstone Job Details:

Simplot Australia is a food manufacturing and agriculture business encompassing potato, vegetable, seafood, and sauce operations that supply a wide range of frozen, shelf-stable and chilled products to Australia and New Zealand’s major retail and food service customers.

As a leading provider of quality, nourishing and sustainable food, we are focused on creating food Australians and New Zealanders love by maximising value from the best Australian-grown produce and global seafood. Our iconic brands have been an integral part of Australian life for generations, and include the likes of Leggo’s, Birds Eye, Edgell, John West and Chiko.

We have five manufacturing sites in Australia and six sales sites and employ almost 2000 people across these operations. We are an integral part of the global J.R. Simplot Company.

Culture and Benefits

At Simplot, we are fueled by our purpose: We Contribute to Feeding Our World. We imagine a better future and set goals to reach it. We are committed to working as one Simplot and are guided by our shared values:

  • Respect for Resources
  • Spirit of Innovation
  • Passion for People

We embrace diversity, equity, and inclusion. We care about creating an environment that promotes safety and wellbeing and where our people feel supported, respected and empowered. We do not tolerate any form of discrimination and are committed to providing equal opportunities for all our team members.

Simplot is passionate about cultivating a future where good ideas and inspiring possibilities have the chance to grow. We want our team members to build exciting and fulfilling careers with us and offer professional and personal growth opportunities.

About Our Role

An exciting opportunity exists for the permanent full-time position of Maintenance Fitter (Mechanical) to be based at our Ulverstone food manufacturing facility. Simplot Ulverstone processes around 300,000 tonnes of potatoes from 165 Tasmanian potato growers each year and manufactures high quality product within a state of the art, modern plant.

Reporting to the Maintenance Manager and working as part of a highly skilled maintenance team, this role will undertake scheduled preventative maintenance activities in addition to providing breakdown services across our plant.

Commencing ASAP, this position entails a day work Mon-Fri roster (0700 – 1530hrs) with a scheduled tri-weekly maintenance day, and shift coverage where required. 2 hours per week is accrued towards an RDO.

With base rates ranging from $36.61 – $40.27 p/h (dependent on experience) + shift loadings, allowances & penalties (where applicable) – this is a great opportunity to bring your demonstrated mechanical skills to an exciting, permanent role with a truly global business.

What You Will Do

  • Participate and contribute to all site safety activities
  • Ensure a variety of plant & equipment incl. food preparation, cutting equipment, high speed packaging equipment, pumping systems, conveyors and sorting equipment is maintained as per the maintenance schedule
  • Preventative, predictive, breakdown and corrective maintenance activities
  • Work in conjunction with other on-site trades (electricians + contractors) to ensure overall job scope is completed to a high standard specification.
  • Contribute to continual improvement processes
  • Work with automated equipment
  • Use of MEX (CMMS) and other windows based systems

About You

The successful candidate shall possess the following certifications & attributes;

  • 100% commitment to health and safety within the workplace
  • Cert III Engineering – Mechanical (or equivalent)
  • Demonstrated experience with pneumatics and hydraulics, with factory maintenance / shutdown work within an FMCG environment being advantageous
  • The ability to work on a Mon-Fri roster with the requirement to work a 10 hour maintenance day tri-weekly and provide shift coverage where required
  • Ability to prioritise and multitask, combined with strong attention to detail
  • Possess positive communication skills & a problem solving mindset
  • Willingness to undergo a pre-employment medical (incl. urine based drug & alcohol screening)
  • Possess your own hand tools suitable for working on a range of mechanical plant & equipment

The Perks

  • Fully supplied & laundered uniform, boots & PPE
  • Training & development opportunties
  • Weekly pay
  • On-site subsidised canteen
  • On-site soft tissue specialist appointments
  • Income Protection Insurance

Please click on the “Apply” button to submit your application, ensuring a covering letter outlining your suitability for the role AND an up-to-date resume are included (noting that you will be redirected to the Simplot Careers portal).


Job Requisition ID: 15004

Travel Required: None

Location(s): SAPL Plant – Ulverstone

Country: Australia

Simplot is an equal opportunity employer and encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to apply. If you feel you would be a great addition to our team please apply online today, we would love to hear from you. If you require technical assistance, please email us at

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