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Maintenance Supervisor | Portland

Employment Type:  Permanent (Full Time)
Business Area:  Operations & Commercial
Division:  Operations
Location: 

Portland, Victoria, AU

About our team


Our vision is to be a leading service provider, in partnership with our customers, of port terminal services for the import and export of grain and non-grain products. GrainCorp operates seven of the ten bulk export grain elevators (with a further one under construction) in eastern Australia.

The export elevators handle wheat, barley, canola, chickpeas, and sorghum. These are delivered by both rail and road, from GrainCorp and third-party storages, as well as direct from on-farm storage.

About the role


Would you like the flexibility and autonomy to create a high-performing maintenance team? Are you a strong and innovative leader?

Reporting to the VIC Maintenance Manager, you’ll lead and develop the Portland Maintenance team, coaching and developing individuals as well as role-modelling a culture of continuous improvement and high standards of safety in keeping with GrainCorp’s core values.

Specifically, the role entails:

  • Leadership of a multi-skilled team including employees and contractors
  • Stakeholder engagement; strong and effective communication with the operations team on site for collaborative and efficient business outcomes
  • Developing a team culture that ensures continuous improvement is adopted by all maintenance employees; maintain operational and strategic plan for site maintenance
  • Preventative and planned maintenance: establish and monitor schedule, ensuring completion to timeframes / quality; includes regular reporting and completion to budget
  • Managing reactive work to reduce breakdowns and promote a preventive approach to maintenance 
  • Undertaking incident management and root-cause analysis
  • Collaborating with the National Maintenance Team to ensure consistent processes and innovative approaches to change 
  • Financial management including alignment to annual budget, creating service agreements, managing contractor spend and purchase orders
  • Monitoring and engaging employees in use of the SAP system and ensure all work orders are complete.

About your experience


Our ideal candidate is a strong people leader, with exposure to budget management, and ideally holds a trade certificate in a relevant discipline (electrical, fitting / machining, boiler-making for example). You should additionally have some experience in planning and scheduling maintenance activities, ideally through known systems such as SAP.

Finally, you’ll have a strong continuous improvement mindset and demonstrated safety leadership behaviours. 

In addition to providing proof of working rights and suitable professional referees, preferred candidates will be required to undertake a pre-employment medical.

Do you share our passion for contributing to the success of a diverse, international team?


At GrainCorp, we value and respect the different perspectives and experiences our people bring to work each day. We aim to increase the diversity of our workforce – leading to a range of different thinking, perspectives and ideas that create the innovation we need to drive better business results. We aim to have a work environment where everyone feels included and everyone can realise their full potential.