NF 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 Electrician to join the maintenance team of a successful and dynamic family-owned company. Offering an attractive $100,000+ wage package to the successful applicant who will provide necessary electrical 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 Electrotechnology Electrician (or equivalent)
  • Current registration as Electrician with the Plumbers, Gas Fitters and Electricians Act (South Australia)
  • Hands-on experience in commercial or industrial maintenance
  • Commitment to improving maintenance processes and equipment reliability and 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


  • Current high risk work licence
  • Automation (eg PLC, HMI, SCADA etc) controls and/or instrumentation experience
  • Timber industry or heavy engineering experience in maintenance and/or engineering construction

Applications will be regarded as strictly confidential including a covering letter and resume should be emailed to and received no later than 5:00 pm Friday 13th August 2021.

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