Maintenance Manager

South Gippsland Permanent

A Latrobe Valley resident all his life, Liam is well known in the local community through his various endeavours in business, sport, and the fitness industry.Liam has held various customer service roles whilst gaining valuable management and leadership experience working for companies such as Bank Australia, BSC Industrial, Bodyfit and F45 Training. With qualifications in Business Administration & Management, as well as various fitness industry credentials centred around customer service and business administration, Liam understands the daily staffing challenges local businesses face and is well equipped to assist them in finding sustainable solutions.Able to liaise with stakeholders at all levels, Liam has extensive experience building effective partnerships with his clients. Liam’s collaborative approach and commitment to customer service excellence enhances the business relationship and in turn provides efficient and effective outcomes for his clients and candidates.With an extensive sales and customer service background, Liam has consistently delivered results for his clients and candidates alike. By working closely with his clients to ensure the exact job requirements are defined, that deadlines and timelines are understood, with effective communication a priority, Liam builds tailored recruitment campaigns that are designed to reliably attract the right applicants.To get started with the recruitment process today, or to see how else Liam may help your business, contact him on 0419 299 598 or via [email protected]

Recruiter :
Liam Michie

Liam Michie
  • Based in South Gippsland
  • Permanent full-time role
  • Generous remuneration
About the company

For over three decades, our client Burra Foods has been a prominent player in the global dairy market. Specializing in the production and supply of premium dairy ingredients, they aim to position themselves as Australia’s premier dairy ingredient processor. Burra Foods places a strong emphasis on long-term sustainability, product innovation, and building partnerships within the community and broader market.

About the role

The Maintenance Manager will have a crucial role in guaranteeing the reliability and efficiency of all manufacturing equipment and services. This will be leading the maintenance team in assessing, maintaining, and repairing factory assets to meet agreed-upon performance targets within the specified budget. This role will oversee all maintenance processes, systems, and the team to achieve these goals. There will be two direct reports underneath this role, the Maintenance Supervisor & Maintenance Planner, which will also support the Manager. You will also be responsible for managing all maintenance workers who work on a 24/7 shift rotation.
The role is permanent full-time based out of the Korumburra facility. The remuneration for the role is $150k + super. Full-time hours are required however there is flexibility to move the start/finish times around for the right candidate.

  • Manage store and inventory control to ensure the availability of required spare parts and materials without overstocking to avoid redundancy.
  • Develop and sustain a long-term asset replacement program for the company, identifying critical equipment, performance expectations, and replacement schedules, integrated into capital planning processes.
  • Prepare and manage monthly maintenance budgets and forecasts, including shutdown planning, and implement measures to stay within budget in case of overspending.
  • Provide monthly reports on agreed Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), with corrective actions as necessary.
  • Provide leadership and guidance to the maintenance team
  • Utilize SAP S4 Hana for efficient maintenance management.
  • Foster collaboration with production, engineering, and quality teams
Skills & Experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in mechanical, electrical or reliability engineering, or a related field (desired)
  • Manufacturing environment experience, specifically in dairy (desirable but not essential)
  • Strong leadership and collaboration skills
  • Driven by results and excels under pressure
  • Capable of prioritizing and making decisions
  • Proficient in budgeting, purchasing, and managing service contracts
  • Adaptable and excels in a dynamic, 24/7 manufacturing environment
  • Knowledge of SAP or a similar software
How to apply
All applications must be submitted via the GBS Recruitment website - (Job No. 866571) and include a current resume and cover letter outlining your experience.  Visa holders will also be required to provide evidence of their Rights to Work in Australia to be considered for this position.  Please note sponsorship is not available for this role.
For a confidential discussion regarding this opportunity contact Liam Michie on 03 5144 2344 or via email at [email protected]

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