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  • 15/02/2024

Mechanical Maintenance Supervisor (Newcastle, NSW, AU)

About the role

As the Mechanical Maintenance Supervisor, you will report to the Contistretch Superintendent and play a critical role working collaboratively with the maintenance and operations teams, overseeing the planning and execution of preventive and reactive mechanical repairs, while minimising downtime and promoting safety and efficiency.

You demonstrate strong leadership & problem-solving skills and have a deep understanding of maintenance systems and procedures.

Specific accountabilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Developing, planning, scheduling and overseeing maintenance strategies, associated systems and repair activities to ensure the efficient reliability of all plant structures and equipment.

  • Ensuring breakdown readiness through active management of critical spares and offline equipment reconditioning

  • Effectively managing fixed contracts for specific assets & delivering the most efficient and cost-effective outcomes

  • Supporting the Contistretch Superintendent to improve the performance and reliability of Contistretch plant

  • Managing the maintenance spend in accordance with the Repairs & Maintenance budget and optimising resource allocation.

  • Maintaining the input and upkeep of the system’s master data to enable continuous improvement of the maintenance and planning function.

  • Embedding safe work practices to build a safety conscious culture within all maintenance activities onsite.

  • Supervising & supporting the team of maintenance technicians and provide leadership, guidance, and training.

About your experience

An experienced leader with solid planning, organising & problem-solving skills, you value teamwork, safety and continuous improvement.

  • Trade Qualified Mechanical Fitter or Boilermaker with mechanical experience and/or Engineering Diploma.

  • Minimum 3yrs experience in manufacturing, heavy industrial or mining environment

  • Demonstrated ability to solve complex maintenance problems with a sound understanding of mechanical reliability processes, maintenance techniques, strategy development & root cause failure elimination

  • Previous experience in managing maintenance systems and functions

  • Excellent influencing and communications skills are critical as you build effective relationships with contractors and suppliers.

  • Ability to priorities your time across multiple projects, whilst providing high quality of the work.

  • Working knowledge of SAP (essential) and/or CMMS planning systems, computer literate

  • Proficient in the use of Word, Excel, MS Project, etc.

  • Strong commitment to Safety and Zero Harm.

About our team

InfraBuild’s Steel Manufacturing business unit operates world-class state-of-the-art Steelmaking facilities in Sydney, Newcastle & Melbourne. Operating two electric arc furnaces and four rod and bar rolling mills we use local materials to produce high quality steel products. We supply a range of products to steel distributors nationally, whilst building on our proud traditions of technical excellence and team safety.

Next steps

Across our different business units, we offer career opportunities for people who share our drive, passion and ambition. From apprentices and graduates to experienced professionals, we are committed to offering fulfilling careers and the chance to grow as our business grows. We would love you to be part of our journey.


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