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Production / Mill Manager - SE Suburbs - $90K - $115K + Super - Day Shift


Production/Mill Manager with 5 - 10 years experience in a similar Production Management role within a large manufacturing environment, open to candidates from the food or pharmaceutical industry.

Location: South Eastern Suburbs (close to Berwick)

Industry: Veterinarian Quality Animal Feed

Experience level: 5 - 10 years

Salary: $90K - $115K + Super

Shift: Day Shift

Purpose of the position:

  • Responsible for safety
  • Responsible for the performance of your team
  • Responsible for quality of products
  • Responsible for daily manufacturing
  • Responsible for cleanliness of site

Key Accountabilities:

  • Ensure all tasks are completed safely (eg: wearing of PPE as required) & efficiently.
  • Address & report any unsafe acts when observed (even if not in your specific area).
  • Ensure your teams are completing and recording the daily safety checks.
  • By midday each day, ensure you have the 4 daily production schedules (ie: textured, pelleted, extruded & supplements) from the Inventory Planner.
  • Review schedules to ensure we have enough ingredients & packaging to complete schedules.
  • Utilise your production teams to manufacture & pack extruded, pelleted, textured & supplement products as per the daily production schedules.
  • Ensure your teams record all manufacturing details (eg: start & finish times, number of bags, downtime, etc..) on the daily production reports.
  • For each product run, Supervisors are to reconcile expected amounts against physical counts. If they cannot resolve any variances then they are to escalate them to you to resolve.
  • Provide completed manufacturing documents to the Inventory Planner daily by 8.30 am with any downtime, anomalies & inefficiencies explained.
  • For every run of micronized product, steam flaked oats, finished goods & supplements ensure a sample is collected, labelled, inspected for quality specifications & is placed in a retention box.
  • Ensure all products made in the 4 manufacturing areas meet our quality specifications. If they do not, stop manufacturing it, rectify the issue & advise your manager & the Quality Manager.
  • Any product that is out of specification is to be isolated, labelled & Quality Manager advised asap.
  • Update position descriptions and procedures as required for all roles and tasks for your teams.
  • Manage & train your teams so they are competent to perform the roles as per the position descriptions and procedures.
  • Perform audits of personnel to ensure they are performing their roles to a satisfactory level.
  • Arrange coverage for when personnel are on breaks/leave.
  • Ensure scale checks, magnet inspections & cleaning are performed & recorded as required.
  • In the event of any mechanical or electrical problems liaise with maintenance asap.
  • Ensure the production areas are clean at all times.
  • Ensure your teams are performing stock takes as required and requested.
  • Make suggestions to improve plant and equipment so greater efficiencies can be achieved.
  • Ensure traceability of raw materials is maintained (ie: check batch number recording is done).
  • Any other tasks as requested by your supervisor/manager.

Procedures Relating to Role:

  • Emergency warden procedure
  • Isolation (Tag Out / Lock Out) procedure
  • Probatch Operating manual


  • Operations Manager
  • Quality Manager
  • Inventory Planner
  • Production Operators
  • Maintenance personnel

Other Requirements/General Comments:

  • Good communication skills
  • Ability to accurately & clearly record information
  • Good forklift operating skills
  • Requirement to undergo training when required
  • Ability to train others

To apply you must be an Australian/NZ Citizen or have your PR.

Please submit your resume to and including the answers to the below employer questions:

Kristine Tuazon ( ) or hit the apply button now.

Employer questions

Your application will include the following questions:

  • Which of the following statements best describes your right to work in Australia?
  • How many years' experience do you have as a Mill Manager?
  • How many years of people management experience do you have?
  • Which of the following forklift licences do you have?
  • Have you worked in a role which requires a sound understanding of Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP)?
  • Are you familiar with the Health, Safety, Environment and Quality (HSEQ) standards?
  • How many years' experience do you have with project planning and scheduling?
  • How many years of recruitment experience do you have?

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