Engineering Manager – Australia family visa sponsorship and relocation assistance

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Our client is a global packaging manufacturer, distributor, and visual communication solutions company, providing an extensive range of tailored packaging solutions. This includes the design and manufacture of packaging products such as glass bottles, beverage cans, corrugated boxes, cartons, and point-of-purchase displays. Moreover, also offers broad end-to-end packaging solutions, including global product sourcing, distribution, design, printing and warehousing optimization.


The primary responsibility of the Engineering Manager is to oversee and enhance the 24/7 maintenance and engineering operations at the Glass facility. The Engineering Manager will play a pivotal role in ensuring the reliability, safety, and efficiency of our manufacturing processes, machinery, and infrastructure.

This critical role demands not only management expertise, but also strong leadership skills to promote a collaborative results driven approach integrating the engineering and maintenance teams with operational teams driving a culture of continuous improvements.

The role reports to the Operations Manager and has responsibility for 7 direct reports from 5 multi-level within operations.

Areas of scope includes:

  • Operations team and Job Change
  • Mechanical Trades
  • Electrical Trades
  • Process Engineering
  • General Maintenance
  • Facilities

Leadership and Team Management:

  • Provide leadership and direction to a team of skilled engineers, technicians, and maintenance personnel.
  • Actively promote the integration of the engineering and maintenance teams with operational teams using IWS (Integrated Work Systems) principles as the foundation for achieving outperformance.
  • Promote a culture of safety, teamwork, and continuous improvement within the engineering and operations teams.

Maintenance Strategy and Planning:

  • Develop and implement a comprehensive maintenance strategy to maximize equipment uptime and reliability.
  • Create and manage preventive and predictive maintenance programs to reduce downtime and improve operational efficiency.

Equipment Maintenance and Repairs:

  • Oversee the maintenance, repair, and troubleshooting of production machinery, equipment, and facilities.
  • Coordinate with external vendors and contractors as needed for specialized repairs and maintenance services.

Budget Management:

  • Develop and manage the departmental budget, ensuring cost-effective maintenance practices while meeting operational needs.
  • Identify and recommend capital investments for equipment upgrades and replacements.

Safety and Compliance:

  • Enforce and promote strict adherence to safety protocols and regulations to maintain a safe working environment.
  • Ensure compliance with environmental, health, and safety standard.

Training and Development:

  • Provide training and professional development opportunities for the maintenance and engineering team members.
  • Keep abreast of industry best practices and technological advancements to drive innovation.


  • Coordinate and support the development of the site’s Sustainability Improvement Plan ensuring alignment with the Eco Targets.
  • Developing, ensuring implementation, and reviewing process of sustainability programs.
  • Advise new team members and employees on environmental practices and policies relating to sustainability.
  • Reporting actions and providing regular feedback to Corporate and other appropriate stakeholders.


  • Offer advice and possibly assistance during breakdowns to shift personnel during and out of normal hours of work.
  • Share gained knowledge and experiences with other relevant employee’s to achieve a shared knowledge base.
  • Work with Supervisors and reports to achieve Key Performance Indicators set for the Engineering Department.
  • Develop and maintain a sound working partnership with engineering partners.

Down Time

  • Ensure downtime is measured, analysed and prioritised to ensure plans are in place and executed to address downtime. This will involve co-ordination with all operational functions.

Essential Criteria:

  • Mechanical / Electrical Degree essential Management Post Graduate Qualifications desirable; Trade background desirable.
  • At least 10 years of proven track record in Engineering Maintenance Management.
  • Hold comprehensive knowledge of the glass manufacturing industry and its specialised equipment
  • Proven experience managing a complex engineering department in a high volume 24/7 or shift environment.
  • Extensive experience in Electrical or Mechanical disciplines.
  • Strong leadership skills with the ability to manage multiple divisions and reportees.
  • Display a high level of time management skills and excellent communication
  • Develop and maintain relationships with key internal and external stakeholders,
  • Commitment to relocating and building a rewarding life in Australia.

Compensation                     Excellent remuneration commensurate to relevant skills and experience. Plus family visa sponsorship and relocation assistance.

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