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It’s a great time to join our 8,000 friendly people at Ingham’s – one of Australia and New Zealand’s largest integrated protein producers.

Founded in 1918 as a family business, Ingham’s has a proud history and a bright future. Today, our business is undergoing substantial growth, where every day presents new and exciting opportunities to thrive.

With a positive attitude you can pursue your passion, grow your career and contribute to a business that is committed to nourishing our world by being open, honest and collaborative.


Plant Engineering Manager

Murarrie, Queensland

Purpose of this role

As the Plant Engineering Manager you will be responsible for the direct management of all planned and non-planned maintenance activities of our primary processing facility. You will work with your team to develop a robust maintenance plan that reduces reactive maintenance and improve unplanned downtime. Partnering closely with the site’s leadership, you will play a key role in the management of the site.


  • Implement safety and quality assurance practices into all repairs and maintenance activities and manage corrective actions
  • Drive Ingham’s way asset management standards through implantation of robust maintenance standards
  • Manage planned maintenance to reduce downtime through the use of maintenance plans and robust performance measurement tools
  • Manage and monitor the site engineering and capital budget including forecasting capital and providing business cases for out of scope spend
  • Establish, communicate and monitor safety standards and lead corrective action in areas of risk
  • Leads others through coaching, delegation and recognition
  • Manages functional area accountability and delivery of functional results and standards
  • Implements strategies to identify people issues, reduce staff turnover and ensure labour cost base is the most productive, efficient and cost competitive for the industry
  • Design and establish procedures, processes and systems to ensure the highest standards for the environment, people safety, food safety and quality

Skills required

  • Experience in successfully leading a large engineering and maintenance team, with passion for coaching and developing
  • Exposure to site services in ammonia refrigeration, compressed air, advanced waste water and trade waste treatment
  • Demonstrated implementation in any of the following, TPM, LEAN/Six Sigma and CMMS
  • Proven ability to develop and implement successful maintenance practices and performance
  • Comfortable working in an environment of change with a focus on employee engagement and performance management
  • Working knowledge of best practice maintenance management & systems
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to develop relationships and influence senior stakeholders internal and external to the organisation
  • Proven ability to develop and execute short and long term strategies while upholding high standards for self and others


  • Degree qualified in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering

Prosper, grow and develop with us!

There’s plenty of opportunities for personal growth and to develop professional skills. As flexible team players, we are constantly adapting to change and innovating to lead positive change in our expanding industry. You’ll enjoy a range of other benefits including staff discounts on products and regular social and sporting activities.

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