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Manufacturing & Production
Packaging & Site Mechanical Engineer
Sydney West
Permanent Full Time

We enrich our world everyday by championing sociability and helping people to live well. As one of Australasia’s largest food and beverage companies, with brands like Dairy Farmers, Dare, Farmer’s Union, Pura and Big M.

We have a rewarding opportunity to join our Wetherill Park site as the Packaging & site Mechanical Engineer Reporting to the site Engineering & Reliability Leader, you will develop the site capability in packaging systems and drive a culture of continuous improvement.

Whilst adhering to Safety and Wellbeing, Quality and Environmental standards, the primary purpose is driving the implementation of Lion Dairy & Drinks’ continuous improvement program to deliver maximum performance at optimum cost.  You will use your ability as a business partner to juggle multiple priorities and drive operational and commercial outcomes for the team. Your engaging communication style will see you influence and partner with key stakeholders to drive mutually beneficial commercial results and build technical capability to become a world class operation.

Strong experience with packaging equipment and automation is essential. Packaging equipment and/or material design experience would be highly regarded. You will identify opportunities and execute improvement in equipment reliability and efficiency in a highly competitive milk industry.

A Mechanical, Mechatronic or equivalent Engineering Degree and a track record of delivering Packaging equipment efficiency is essential. Working alongside the best and the brightest, you will achieve individually and as a collective. The opportunities for development are endless! A degree qualitification is essential. FMCG experience is preferred but is not essential.


Kirin and Lion announced on Thursday 26 November 2020 that they have entered into a sale agreement to sell the Dairy & Drinks business to Bega Cheese Limited (Bega).

We believe Bega, an established dairy and food company with more than 120 years of heritage, is well placed to drive the Dairy & Drinks business forward given its deep dairy capabilities and strong commitment to iconic Australian brands and the local dairy industry.

The sale is unconditional, including no further regulatory approvals required and is expected to be completed in early 2021.