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Technical Engineer - Seafood & Meat

  • VIC - Metro, VIC, Australia
  • Full time
  • Located in Knoxfield
  • Full time role with a 100% Australian owned, national food service company
  • Competitive Remuneration & great company benefits

With an extensive range of fresh meat and seafood, together with frozen products, drygoods, paper products and cleaning solutions for the Foodservice Industry, PFD has proven their unwavering commitment to their customers and are considered a source of innovation, a provider of insight, a solver of problems. In 2021 PFD formed a partnership with another proud Australian company, Woolworths Group.

The Role

To support PFD Seafood and Meat processing sites by overseeing processing equipment and providing technical advice. Processing machines range from Baader, Marel, MAJA, Multivac, Bizerba & Rotech.

Key Responsibilities

  • Undertake all maintenance and control of the day-to-day preventative maintenance plan for PFD Seafood and Meat operations, ensuring activities are conducted in a safe and efficient manner resulting in product of the highest quality.
  • Monitor and coordinate National preventative maintenance program.
  • Monitor equipment and ensure operating efficiency, increase throughput, adjustments to maximize yield and material usage.  Continuous system and process improvements.
  • Extract data via server, to optimize efficiencies.
  • Implement profit improvement plan (PIP)
  • Maintain spare parts stock levels to ensure optimal inventory in support of the operations.
  • Monitor activities to ensure that work is performed safely, efficiently and in accordance with company procedure and legislation.
  • Participate in and lead regular communication to ensure effective contractor resource planning in line with project expectations.
  • Collaborate and maintain a high level of cooperation with other departments, related to service, cost and productivity.
  • Responsible for all handovers and checklists generated internally for the quality system.
  • Run toolbox meetings conveying and communicating operational and interdepartmental messages and or requirements.
  • Technical project management to deliver key business initiatives  
  • Evaluate equipment suitability and compliance.  (Correct ratings/IP, Australian standards)   
  • Technical advise and management of new equipment requirements.
  • Ad hoc duties as required within capability
  • Any other duties necessary to ensure the responsibilities of the role are executed

Key Competencies, Skills and Qualifications

  • A strong understanding of operations and production.
  • High level of analytical ability.
  • The ability to communicate at all levels.
  • Accurate, and have an attention to detail.
  • Strong time management and organisation skills
  • Strong technical understanding of equipment suitability for processing environment, and compliance.
  • Ability to coordinate and evaluate the correct trade requirements
  • Understand OH&S and food safety (HACCP)
  • Able to work in a fast paced environment

What PFD is Offering the Successful Candidate

We are offering competitive remuneration, superannuation and other staff benefits (such as discounts on staff purchases, discounted accommodation, health insurance and banking).

Please submit your application (cover letter and resume) via the apply now link below

As part of our recruitment process, do you agree to undertake employment checks? These checks may include a medical assessment (including a drug and alcohol test), National Police History Check, Working With Children/Vulnerable Groups Check, up to date COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate and Licence Validation/Demerit Point Check.

Please note: We do not accept unsolicited CV's from Recruitment agencies / third parties and we will not be liable or responsible for any fees or costs associated with unsolicited CV's sent directly to Line Managers.

PFD Food Services is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer

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