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Foodmach is one of Australasia's largest privately-owned and operated packaging machinery manufacturers and integrators.

We've been providing turnkey packaging solutions for the food, beverage and industrial manufacturing industries since 1972. We design, manufacture and commission advanced robotic, palletising, conveying and case packing solutions and line control software for Top 100 companies such as Lion, Asahi, Bega, Nestle and Coca-Cola Amatil.

Our 5,500m2 manufacturing facilities are in Echuca, Victoria, with engineering sales offices in Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide and Brisbane.

Our award-winning, 100-strong team of staff around Australia consists of the best people in the business. It's not just mechanical engineering—we have teams of electrical and software engineers, designers, machinists, fitters, fabricators, electricians, estimators, stores managers, purchasing officers, service technicians, project managers, and marketing and communication, finance, HR, sales and IT people... as well as the wonderful team of admin people that hold us all together!

So many options for an exciting career in a fast-growing industry. 

We value:

Integrity icon    Integrity – we always do our best

Passion icon    Passion – we're self-motivated and committed

Creativity icon    Creativity – we're always innovating

Teamwork icon  Teamwork – we always work together

Proactivity icon   Proactivity –  we're always looking ahead

If you feel you embody our values and you have the skills to be part of our family, please get in touch.

Foodmach is an Equal Opportunity Employer that values diversity of all kinds in the workplace.

Join us and be part of a winning team!

Work at Foodmach

Currently positions available:

Mechanical Maintenance Fitter

Location: NSW
Full time

We need an experienced and qualified fitter/machinist with packaging machine experience to work with our NSW team on sites across the state.

As part of our national technical support team, you will be involved in equipment installation and maintenance activities. 

Would you like a role working with high-tech packaging automation for a respected company?

A role that includes:

  • Career development opportunities
  • Variety: 70% on-site work at our larger customer sites / 30% quoting from home office
  • A supportive and friendly team
  • A company vehicle.

Are you:

  • Both a team player and self-motivated,
  • Practical and organised,
  • An excellent communicator with great customer service skills, 
  • Confident in putting together proposals and quotes on a computer, and
  • Able to take the initiative to get the job done when required?

If so, be sure to apply!


Additional details on the role:

The position available will suit a self-motivated allrounder who aspires to build a long-term relationship working with Foodmach.

Possible duties will include machine audits, preventative maintenance, repairs, breakdowns and assisting with project installations.

You'll be trained for the first months to be able to develop and provide sales quotes to customers to sell upgrades on our equipment as well as spare parts.


Some initial skills required:

  • Familiarity with food industry product handling and processes: Including conveyors, palletising, and pallet handling plus a willingness to learn Foodmach systems.
  • Professionalism regarding: Trade skills, presentation, communication with customers and above all, Workplace Health and Safety.
  • Desire to adhere to the requirements of Foodmach work policy and company site rules.
  • Commitment and a “can do” attitude when faced with challenges.
  • Ability to work alone and in a small team.
  • Flexibility to work back and on weekends if required.
  • Able to travel for breakdowns and to complete customer and project expectations.
  • Attention to detail and pride in your work when carrying out service and audits on equipment.
  • A willingness to ensure customer satisfaction and results and protect Foodmach’s reputation.
  • An understanding of how machines are controlled to aid fault finding and process improvements.
  • Experience inspecting and repairing heavy equipment, drives, sprockets, shafts, chains, and bearings.
  • Understanding of sensors, timing, and machine speeds.
  • Understanding of the effects of levels, wear and clearances on product movements.
  • Ability to install and service conveyors and equipment, check levels clearances and transitions of conveyors.
  • Basic computer skills to put together quotes and proposals.
  • Willingness and aptitude to learn and grow within Foodmach.
  • Bonus abilities: Welding, some programming and electrical knowledge, forklift, scissor-lift, working at heights, dog-man and white card tickets.

Salary package:

  • Depending on previous experiences between $80-100k per annum.
  • Superannuation
  • Company Vehicle.

To apply, please send:

  • A covering letter
  • Your resumé / curriculum vitae (CV)

By email:

Project Manager

Location: Based in Victoria with travel to Echuca and customer sites
Role: Project Management (Engineering)
Hours: Full time

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Project Manager to join our National Project Delivery Team.  

We offer flexible working conditions, allowing for a balance of work at home, office and onsite, depending on the stage of each project.

The Project Manager will be responsible for the successful delivery of projects from inception through design, manufacture, installation, commissioning, and handover.

Key Responsibilities

  • Set up and manage projects using the Foodmach project framework, processes and systems
  • Lead project planning sessions and prepare project schedules and resource plans
  • Participate in client design submissions and reviews
  • Liaise with Foodmach designers, procurement and manufacturing teams to ensure equipment is supplied on time
  • Monitor and report on project progress, including scope, schedule and budget
  • Coordinate resources (internal and external) and oversee equipment installation, commissioning, acceptance testing and documentation
  • Lead project reviews

About You

The ideal candidate will have a hands-on approach to project management and must be able to work with a team to deliver projects safely, in scope, on time and on budget. 

You will have a high level of initiative, able to work with minimal supervision, take ownership of resolving problems and be able to see projects through to completion by prioritisation and effective time management. 

Required Skills and Qualifications

  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Analytical mind
  • Commercial and business acumen
  • Negotiation skills
  • Ability to develop strong working relationships
  • Ability to stick to time constraints
  • A keen eye for detail and data
  • Minimum five years project management experience in engineered-to-order projects and/or factory automation
  • Engineering and project management qualifications
  • Hold a current Australian driver’s licence and be able to travel to customers' sites and our Echuca manufacturing facility
  • Expertise in the Microsoft 365 suite.

In return, we will offer a salary based on skills and experience, access to an Employee Assistance Program, the flexibility to work from home when needed and the training to ensure that your appointment is a success.

If the position excites you, please apply with your CV and a cover letter explaining why you are interested in the role.

Foodmach is an Equal Opportunity Employer that values diversity of all kinds in the workplace.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Closing date: 7th March 2023.

To apply, please send:

  • A covering letter
  • Your resumé / curriculum vitae (CV)

By email:


We are currently looking for an experienced electrician to join our team.

The role would include the building of MCCs, integration with equipment and machines, wiring of field devices, I/O testing and commissioning support in our facility. Following successful factory testing, the equipment would be stripped, packed and transported before being installed and commissioned at our customer's site.

Foodmach delivers and installs equipment across Australia, so there will be some requirements to travel to and from jobs and work away from home for up to a couple of weeks at a time. 

The successful applicant will have:

  • An Electrical A Grade Licence with industrial experience in machine building or similar installations
  • Knowledge and understanding of PLC Control systems, VSDs and safety control systems (programming skills not essential).
  • Skills in reading, interpreting and marking up electrical schematics. (Experience with Eplan would be an advantage but not essential.)
  • The ability to work alongside mechanical and software teams to achieve a common goal
  • A willingness to learn and develop their skills
  • A strong work ethic and positive attitude
  • Excellent fault-finding and problem-solving skills

The successful applicant would be expected to help support the less experienced members of the team and show good leadership qualities both in the workshop and on customer sites.

The following licences would be beneficial:

  • EWP
  • Forklift

In return, Foodmach offer above-award rates, 5 weeks of leave per year, income protection and an Employee Assistance Program. There is plenty of opportunity for overtime depending on workload.

This role is an opportunity for the right person to join a dynamic environment with a great team culture.

If you are interested in joining our team, please apply with your CV and a cover letter explaining what excites you about the position.

To submit an application, please send:

  • A covering letter
  • Your resumé / curriculum vitae (CV)

By email:

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