Mechanical Maintenance Superintendent

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As part of the Nippon Paper Group, Opal is one of Australasia’s leading packaging and paper companies and we employ more than 4,500 team members across our operations. We manufacture goods that you see, touch and use every day and our customer base includes some of the biggest names in FMCG, Retail and Fresh Produce.  

We stand for innovation, smart solutions and sustainability and this is an exciting time to join us as we build our own unique culture fuelled by confidence, energy and passion.   


Discover the Opportunity

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Mechanical Maintenance Superintendent to join the Maryvale Paper Mill within the Pulp Maintenance team.

You will be responsible for the day-to-day maintenance activities across your designated area including leading a team of maintenance trades professionals. You will ensure all maintenance work in your area is completed safely, efficiently and to the required standard. A focus on continuous improvement across all aspects of the role and team is required for this position.

You will contribute to the success of opal completing the following:

  • Providing safety leadership across all maintenance activities on site.
  • Manage required job packs and source parts and equipment for urgent maintenance work.
  • Contract management of our 3rd party maintenance providers and other site service providers.
  • Leading continuous improvement initiatives to reduce planned and unplanned downtime and cost of maintenance.
  • Management of a significant maintenance and capital projects budget.
  • Developing the capability of maintenance team members to ensure best in class maintenance performance.
  • Facilitate upcoming schedule with maintenance planner, scheduler and operations.
  • Ensure good quality data is input into the CMMS system.


Discover Yourself

We are able to offer a varied career journey with experiential learning gained from cross-functional and lateral moves. We embrace diversity in all its forms and we look for curious individuals who thrive in an environment of change. Specifically for this role, we expect you will have;

  • Extensive experience leading a commercially focussed Engineering/Maintenance function within a heavy manufacturing environment.
  • Excellent financial acumen and contract management experience.
  • Outstanding people leadership skills and a passion for continuous improvement.
  • Demonstrable experience in having delivered cost improvement initiatives.
  • An eye for innovation and an interest in the future of manufacturing.
  • Extensive experience with unionised workforce highly desired.


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For more information please contact Dean Jones on +614 91158351 or jump right in by sending us your CV.