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Apprentice Saw Doctor

N.F. McDonnell & Sons is committed to supporting the development of trades’ skills by offering apprenticeships across a number of trades. As part of that commitment we are offering the opportunity to undertake an apprenticeship as a Saw Technician. The successful applicant will join our Saw Shop and be trained to achieve a Certificate III in Saw Technology.

Essential Key Competencies and Selection Criteria:

  • Successful completion of year 11.
  • Commitment to learning the trade and developing their skills and knowledge
  • Good understanding of the requirements of agreeing to undertake an apprenticeship and working to complete a Certificate III in Saw Technology
  • Gaining competency in all aspects and machinery located in the Saw Shop.
  • Developing their knowledge of and experience in saws and related equipment
  • Gaining experience in maintenance of sawmill saws and related equipment
  • Developing their ability to manage time effectively, set priorities, plan and organise workloads, and achieve specified outcomes within a limited timeframe
  • Willingness to be part of a team and be actively involved in an on-the-job learning environment
  • Basic understanding of the relationship between maintenance and equipment reliability and uptime
  • Ability to work in with others, inquisitive, able to follow instruction and able to interact with a range of people in different roles
  • Awareness of limitations of own abilities and understanding of the need to escalate when unsure or needing help
  • Basic understanding of workplace health and safety and the role of identifying hazards and controlling risks in the workplace

Day Shift, 38 hours per week, typically between 6.00am – 4.30pm Monday – Friday

  • Hours work may vary and may include shift work or overtime depending on business needs.
  • The position has a 6 month probationary period and requires satisfactory TAFE and workplace training results to progress.

Any queries about this opportunity can be addressed to Leigh Jago, Saw Shop Coordinator.

A COVER LETTER addressing the Essential Key Competencies and RESUME is to be emailed to hr@mcdindustries.com.au or dropped in to the Administration Office.

Applications close on 22nd May 2022


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 our mechanics workshop. 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)

•   Effective communication – verbally and in writing

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

•   Experience 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 27th May 2022.


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 Australian-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