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Lead Diesel Mechanic

N.F. McDonnell & Sons is a leader in the softwood timber industry providing quality products to both the domestic and export markets. Based in Mount Gambier and established in 1944 our company has always stayed true to its motto of “continual improvement is how we do business”. Our sawmill boasts the most state of the art equipment and technology for processing small diameter sawlogs in Australia.

We are seeking an experienced Diesel Mechanic to take on a lead role in the mechanics workshop of a successful and dynamic family-owned company. Offering an attractive wage package to the successful applicant who will be responsible for efficient operation of the mechanics workshop and the delivery of servicing to the mobile fleet across site. This role is hands-on and focuses on prioritising and co-ordinating mechanical servicing including: work allocation, scheduling PMs, setting servicing quality standards, trouble shooting and following up where needed. This role works very closely with mobile plant operators, production, maintenance and despatch.

Essential Key Competencies and Selection Criteria:

  • Certificate III in Automotive Diesel Engine Technology (or equivalent)
  • Hands-on experience in maintenance of heavy diesel plant
  • Commitment to improving maintenance processes and equipment reliability by having a sense of urgency when needed (e.g. breakdowns)
  • Effectively communicate – verbally and in writing
  • Proven ability to manage own time, work in with others and follow work schedules
  • Experienced with troubleshooting and fault finding

Desirable:

  • Current High Risk Work Licence (Forklift and Loader)
  • Timber industry or heavy engineering experience in maintenance and/or engineering construction

Applications will be regarded as strictly confidential, a covering letter and resume should be emailed to hr@mcdindustries.com.au and received no later than 5:00 pm Friday 17th September 2021.


Mechanical Fitter

N.F. McDonnell & Sons is a leader in the softwood timber industry providing quality products to both the domestic and export markets. Based in Mount Gambier and established in 1944 our company has always stayed true to its motto of “continual improvement is how we do business”. Our sawmill boasts the most state of the art equipment and technology for processing small diameter sawlogs in Australia.

We are seeking an experienced Mechanical Fitter to join the maintenance team of a successful and dynamic family-owned company. Offering an attractive wage package to the successful applicant who will provide necessary mechanical fitter trade skills to support production requirements through effective maintenance, including attending to breakdowns, actively monitoring production shift start-up and change-over, and carrying out planned, unplanned and project work as required.

Essential Key Competencies and Selection Criteria:

•   Certificate III in Engineering – Mechanical Trade (or equivalent)

•   Hands-on, post trade experience in maintenance fitting

•   Thorough understanding of contemporary maintenance requirements

•   Understanding of the relationship between maintenance and equipment reliability / uptime

•   Commitment to improving maintenance processes and equipment reliability by having a sense of urgency when needed (e.g. breakdowns)

•   Effectively communicate – verbally and in writing

•   Proven ability to manage own time, work in with others and follow work schedules

•   Experienced with troubleshooting and fault finding

Desirable:

•   Current High Risk Work Licence

•   Timber industry or heavy engineering experience in maintenance and/or engineering construction

Applications will be regarded as strictly confidential, a covering letter and resume should be emailed to hr@mcdindustries.com.au and received no later than 5:00 pm Friday 17th September 2021.


Mill Hand Operator – Multiple Positions Available

Day / Afternoon / Weekend Shift

N.F. McDonnell & Sons are a leader in the softwood timber industry providing quality products to both the domestic and export markets. Based in Mount Gambier and established in 1944 our company has always stayed true to its motto of “continual improvement is how we do business”. Our sawmill boasts the most state of the art equipment and technology for processing small diameter sawlogs in Australia.

We are seeking expressions of interest for multiple positions across our operations.

Essential Key Competencies:

  • High levels of flexibility, initiative and willingness to take on a wide variety of tasks
  • Ability to demonstrate a high level of communication skills including listening, verbal and written
  • Ability to manage time effectively, set priorities, plan and organise workloads, and achieve specified outcomes within a limited timeframe
  • Ability to work effectively both autonomously and in a team situation
  • Ability to think analytically to identify problems and provide a resolution
  • Ability to work without close supervision and recognising times when matters require referral to the Management

Desirable:

  • A current High Risk Forklift licence would be highly regarded

Any queries about this position will be treated with strictest of confidentiality and can be addressed to Human Resources.

A Cover Letter addressing the Essential Key Competencies and a Resume can be emailed to hr@mcdindustries.com.au