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Manufacturing & Production
Engineering Leader
Permanent Full Time

Vitasoy is a highly successful multinational Company that has been growing across the globe since the brand first started in 1940 in the plant-based beverage industry. We proudly source ingredients from Aussie farmers to produce world class beverages at our Wodonga factory using state of the art technology combined with traditional methods. Our future is strong, our customers are growing, our product range is growing, and our team is growing! Our outlook is ‘our glass is always full’ and we’re excited.

Vitasoy has a newly created role of Engineering Leader to head up our Mechanical, Electrical and Project teams at Vitasoy Baranduda, Wodonga. Reporting to the Site Leader and working as part of the Site Leadership Team you will be responsible for plant reliability, projects installations, preventative and predictive maintenance, asset planning, maintaining plant and equipment to promote company safety and efficiency.

You will have three direct reports and eight indirect, comprised of all maintenance personnel on site, engineers, trades and project facilitation support. You will be responsible for leading maintenance across the operation including plant and engineering to improve manufacturing performance. Responsibility for the overall plant maintenance, site projects and CAPEX budget will sit with you.

You will be responsible for maintaining a strong working relationship with Production departments to collaboratively ensure plant safety, quality, CI projects & performance outcomes are achieved. Additionally, you will manage capital projects, project management and be responsible for compliance with appropriate statutory requirements.

We are seeking a tertiary qualified Mechanical Engineer with significant managerial reliability engineering experience in an industrial Manufacturing environment. Leadership skills are essential, with the ability to collaborate and unite a team to achieve, co-ordinate resource-planning and most importantly, hold safety above all else. Proven experience maintaining strong relationships with Production departments in a continuous improvement and growing manufacturing environment is essential.

Ideally, you will have experience with Computerised Maintenance Management Systems and be familiar with the relevant Manufacturing Best Practice models and OH&S legislation. 

This key leadership role is a fantastic opportunity to bring collaboration to the site, and drive and lead significant change to take Vitasoy into the future.

This is a day shift position however flexibility to provide after-hours support or advice to an Afternoon and Night roster, predominately Monday – Friday is required. Some weekend work may also be required at times.

Contact us to discover more about our excellent working conditions and why you should make a career change to us, we’re naturally better!