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Date:  Nov 10, 2022
Job Req ID:  7546
Category:  SupplyChain/ Operations
Country/Region:  AU
State:  NSW
City:  Sydney
Workplace:  Onsite

Title:  Lead Mechanical Technician


Kellogg’s is truly a global powerhouse in cereals and snacks and we make some of Australia’s favourite foods.  Our iconic brands include Nutri-Grain, Special K, Sultana Bran and Coco Pops (cereals), LCMs, Be Natural (snacks) and Pringles.  We continue to innovate and stay close to our customers to remain on top of the game! 

We are seeking a Lead Mechanical Technician, for our Manufacturing operation based at Botany, a facility that produces many of our well recognised breakfast brands!  This role forms an integral part of our maintenance team, working alongside our shift operations team, committed to improving operability, reliability and availability of our Botany Plant. 


Key responsibilities will include:

  • Hands on & leading workshop resources to ensure planned work is completed on time
  • Maintaining the functionality of the plant from mechanical perspective to improve operability, reliability, and availability of equipment.  
  • Understand mechanical priorities on the day and re-deploy team as required to complete most urgent work
  • Communicate progress and timeframes of repairs back to maintenance leadership team
  • Raise work requests and close out work orders in SAP including issuing parts and entering work hours
  • Working with Engineering to identify and design equipment improvement modifications to reduce downtime and waste.
  • Executing preventative maintenance activities as per schedule to improve plant reliability.
  • Ensuring adherence to all standard work processes, including Kellogg Work Systems processes, auditing quality of work against standards.
  • Ensuring that all maintenance work adheres to regulatory compliance requirements ie GMP, HACCP, EHS. 


Skills, experience & attributes sought:

  • Licensed fitter and turner 
  • Previous experience in a 2IC or trades leadership role 
  • FMCG experience, with high-speed packaging machinery will be highly regarded
  • Pneumatics and hydraulics post trade qualifications are desirable
  • TIG welding of stainless steel is also desirable  
  • Ability to work independently and direct support resources effectively
  • Agility and responsiveness to changing priorities
  • A team player with strong communication skills 
  • This role is required to work 6:00am to 2:30pm Monday – Friday, with reasonable overtime as required


Benefits, culture & company:
We’re a company that makes great food and we hire great people! 
Our Botany Plant is over 90 years old! Whilst we have grown as an organisation and our range of products has expanded our over-arching goal is still the same, to nourish with our foods.  
Our K values (integrity & respect, accountability, passion, simplicity, success and humility and hunger) shape our Kellogg culture and guide the way the business is run.
We offer our employees competitive salaries including performance related bonuses and incentives, free on-site car parking, plus much more. As an individual you can grow and develop your career with the support of your Manager and development programs.  The benefit of a global organization is you can take your career off-shore.
Kellogg Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer who provides an inclusive work environment that involves everyone and embraces the diverse talent of its people.

Kellogg is taking bold next steps on its portfolio transformation journey by separating its North American cereal and plant-based foods businesses by the end of 2023, resulting in three independent public companies, each better positioned to unlock their full standalone potential. Learn more at

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