The Lucas Group
Job Title Packhouse Maintenance Operator
Date Posted 1/4/2018
Area/Specialty HORT PRODUCTION/Fruit
Location Emerald, QLD
Country Australia
Job Type Full-Time Regular
Position Id SM2797
Job Description

- Packing line maintenance and repairs

- Well-established horticultural company

- Emerald, QLD


This well-established family-owned and operated horticultural company take pride in their management practices and strong, clear lines of communication. The company has long established reputations for quality produce for both domestic and export markets.


This company is currently seeking a technician with sound mechanical knowledge to join the packinghouse team as the Packhouse Maintenance Operator. Reporting to the Packhouse Manager, the successful candidate will ensure the packing line is correctly set up and maintained to achieve optimum throughput, working efficiently within quality standards.

The prime function of the Packhouse Maintenance Operator is the daily pre-start, maintenance and repair of the packhouse machinery to ensure limited downtime and the best use of available resources.

Key Responsibilities

  • Daily start up and prepacking checks
  • Oversee the day-to-day maintenance of the packing line
  • Set up, correctly calibrate and maintain packing lines
  • Resolve mechanical problems and perform preventative maintenance
  • Take responsibility for WH&S and ensure the safety of others at all times

Skills and Experience

  • Maintenance experience with packing equipment or agricultural machinery
  • Experience with preventative maintenance programmes
  • Organisation and time management skills
  • Communication skills
  • Problem solving skills
  • Strong work ethic
  • Sense of urgency
  • Team player


An attractive remuneration package inclusive of an accommodation allowance will be negotiated to reflect skills and experience.

How To Apply

For a confidential discussion, please contact Sarah Malik on +61 08 8201 9999 quoting reference number SM2797, or apply online with a resume and cover letter via the ‘Apply’ button.