Engineering Manager

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Our client is a wholly owned and operated South Australian success story with nearly 100 years of family tradition, this market leader in pasta and food manufacturing provides an extensive range of high-quality consumable products throughout Australia d to the world.

Based at Windsor Gardens, SA, and only 20 minutes northeast from the CBD, the company is committed to providing outstanding high-quality products and services to major retailers and its extensive customer base.


The company seeks a committed and dedicated Engineering Manager for an immediate start. Reporting to the National Operations Manager with a dotted line to the Chief Operating Officer, the Engineering Manager is responsible for leading project and maintenance work while guiding and managing a small team of engineering professionals.


  • Lead upgrade and installation projects in partnership with engineering team members, operational staff, and contractors to ensure that project scope, time, cost, and deliverables are achieved.
  • Research, suggest, source, and commission new plants and equipment for upgrades and new project work.
  • Partner with the Senior Leadership team to ensure that all plants and equipment are running efficiently and in safe working order.
  • Ensure that preventative maintenance is completed in line with the schedule and tracked within the maintenance system.
  • Minimize machinery downtime to support the achievement of all targets and KPIs.
  • Proactively engage in regular plant assessments to identify efficiency improvement initiatives and improved automation opportunities and create supporting Capex submissions.
  • Align the financial management of work with budgetary requirements each month.
  • Manage staff and contractors on-site in line with WHSMS and budget measures.
  • Ensure compliance with all relevant industry regulations and safety guidelines.
  • This position does not provide the ability to work from home.

Essential Criteria:

  • Tertiary qualifications and/or trade qualifications (either Mechanical or Electrical) with relevant experience in plant maintenance and project management.
  • 5 years of experience in the same or a similar position.
  • Australian – based candidates only.
  • Successful management of relationships with suppliers and research & development teams to maintain current industry knowledge and leverage new developments for the business.
  • Experience leading projects from start to finish.
  • Experience with leading and implementing corrective actions from safety risk assessments (e.g., machine guarding).
  • Working knowledge of AUS/NZ Standards for compliance and quality in the food production environment, or willingness to attain.

Compensation                    Excellent remuneration commensurate to relevant skills and experience.

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