Mechanical Engineer

Job Description

We have created the new role for a Mechanical Engineer to manage the compliance and auxiliary work at our Gladstone plant.

Home to Australia’s largest cement plant, the major assets include a 1.7 million tonne per year capacity clinker kiln, a lime kiln, cement mills and significant material handling equipment including stacking, reclaiming, product packaging, road and rail dispatch and bulk ship-loading. This role would also support various activities at our East End limestone mine.

Reporting to the Mechanical Services Manager, your role has a large scope that overarches and supports the team. You will focus on statutory and OEM compliance as it relates to infrastructure and asset life, particularly looking at integrity of structures and extending/end of life. This includes maintaining statutory registers and overseeing repairs to meet compliance. Where you will be able to have an impact on our assets is in your ability to assess a piece of structure/equipment, consider the work environment and risk then through projects to extend life, develop plans with a long term view.

What's on offer?


  • Opportunity to lead programs of work
  • Rewarding engineering role within maintenance and reliability function
  • Stable, long term operations in key regional life-style location (live near the ocean)
  • Career progression opportunities
  • Impact on plant performance is only limited by your ability and drive for improvement
  • Salary package that include bonus potential, and
  • Benefits that include novated leasing, product discounts, EAP program and parental leave.

About the role:

As a Mechanical Engineer, you will:

  • Lead the Design Safety and Construction Quality Program (DSCQP) for East End mine and Fisherman’s Landing (cement plant)
  • Develop and execute an asset maintenance plan for monitoring and inspections
  • Assess findings and develop a plan to monitor or repair
  • Scope and develop a budget, identifying cost saving opportunities
  • Manage and update mechanical asset life plans
  • Provide engineering support to capital projects
  • Identify and manage plant mechanical risks to achieve reliability and availability targets
  • Develop a process that identifies end of life assets
  • Develop reliability strategies based on RCM principles
  • Use condition monitoring principles to highlight equipment that is or is at risk of failing
  • Review, manage and build task lists / BOM into SAP, and
  • Manage third party contractors and service providers required for specific works

About you:

We are open to the level of experience you bring to this role. With that in mind, we are ideally looking for your profile to include:

  • Degree in Mechanical Engineering
  • Asset and maintenance management experience in a manufacturing or process environment, ideally with experience in tank or crane maintenance
  • Reliability engineering skills with a background in standards, RCM, CBM and failure analysis
  • Good communication skills, including effective report writing
  • Ability to perform plant troubleshooting and facilitate RCAs
  • Tech skills that ideally include SAP; and
  • An appreciation for the impact compliance and due diligence can have on reliability and availability.

Why work for Cement Australia?

  • Join the team at Australia’s largest cement plant
  • Opportunity to lead programs of work
  • Rewarding engineering role within maintenance & reliability function
  • Stable, long term operations in key regional life-style location (live near the ocean)
  • Career progression opportunities
  • Join an organisation where you can make a difference

About us:

An icon of the Australian cement industry, Cement Australia is the nation’s leading supplier of cementitious products and services.

Whilst cement is in the name, the business portfolio is diverse, comprising a series of heavy industrial manufacturing operations, coal and limestone mines, bulk distribution transport fleet, rail and shipping interactions and hazardous waste treatment and alternative fuel production (Geocycle).

As an organisation, we offer our employees work-life balance, a close-knit and collaborative team whilst providing you with the tools and opportunity to make your mark. Our vision is to create a safe, healthy, productive and sustainable business and we are looking for like-minded professionals who align with our company values.

Additional information:

As part of the recruitment process you will be required to complete a pre-employment medical and a background check. Cement Australia is an Equal Opportunity employer and open to residents of Australia with valid working rights.

Cement Australia requests all new employees be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, or have an approved medical exemption. As part of the recruitment process, you will be asked to provide evidence of your status.

Please apply directly as submissions from third party agencies will not be accepted at this time.

Build your dream career and lifestyle with Australia’s largest and most respected cement manufacturer and innovator.