Maintenance, Electrician - Berri

Date: 09-Oct-2021

Location: Berri, Australia

Company: Accolade Wines

Enrich Your Everyday

At Accolade Wines, our purpose is to enrich everyday moments. As one of the world’s leading wine companies, our award-winning portfolio includes beloved brands such as Hardys, Grant Burge, St Hallett, House of Arras, Mud House, Jam Shed and many more. We are one of the largest wine producers in the world – we’ve been around since 1836, and our portfolio has won more than 8,500 international wine show awards in the last decade.

Berri Estates Winery, the largest winery in the Southern Hemisphere, crushed more than 220,000 tonnes in 2021. That's around a third of South Australia’s entire crush. We crush more chardonnay than the Margaret River region and more cabernet than the Coonawarra – it’s a pretty exciting place to work! 

Role Details

Your main responsibilities will be:

  • Liaise with Electrical Supervisor & Maintenance Supervisor / Leading Hand, for daily work planning and implementation of such work through the electrician group
  • To review, develop and monitor the preventative maintenance program on company asssets under control of the maintenance department
  • To be able to provide trade guidance and assistance as part of the work team
  • To be able to undertake a range of jobs to include the programming and commissioning of programmable controllers (PLC's), variable speed drives (VSD's) and / or instrumentation as required in all aspects of the winery and packaging
  • Provide a high level of fault finding to include all process control technologies
  • The ability to learn and develop new skills in line with technologies as present on site.

Your Key Accountabilities

  • Ensure in conjunction with the Eelectrical Supervisor / Leading Hand, all electrical equipment is maintained in a safe condition
  • Undertake / Implement preventative maintenance programs as required in both the winery and packaging facilities
  • Ensure the timely completion of Maintenance Request forms and Job Sheets
  • Mainpac data entry is performed in a timely manner to accurately show all work completed
  • Day-to-day breakdown maintenance in both the Winery and Packaging facility
  • Repair and maintain all electrical equipment and process control in conjunction with site based SOP's
  • Communicate openly with fellow workers and ensure work is handed over at change of shift
  • Report all faults and likely problem areas to prevent breakdowns wherever possible
  • Install wiring and circuits for extensions and additions to work sites as required
  • Carry out electrical fitting, low voltage switching, process control and instrumentation as required
  • Maintain communications and telecommunications systems
  • Ensure safe work practices near live electrical equipment in conjunction with Accolade policies and procedures
  • Undertake on site capital project works in liaison with the Engineering Department
  • Maintain lighting, power outlets, RCD's emergency lighting and portable appliance tagging through internal and external resources.

Other Accountabilities Include

  • Any other task as reasonably required by the Electrical Supervisor / Leading Hand or Maintenance Manager
  • Comply with all SHEQ policies and procedures

About You

  • Minimum 5 years experience
  • The ability to work in a team environment or with minimal supervision
  • A strong industrial background
  • Good fault finding skills
  • PSC, VSD and instrumentation knowldege and experience
  • Maintenance experience in food / manufacturing industry
  • Forklift licence

Essential Qualifications

  • Experience in a large winery or FMCG environment
  • The ability to work under pressure
  • The ability to work on multiple tasks at the same time
  • The ability to prioritise critical tasks and cope with changing priorities
  • Excellent verbal communication skills
  • Reliable, responsible and able to maintain alertness
  • Above 14mt Boom lift licence would be an advantage
  • EQP / Scissor lift licence would be an advantage

Physical and Other Requirements

Formal qualification in Engineering or Electrical, Mechanical and Pipe Fitting

What to expect

We offer excellent pay and conditions, with market-leading hourly wages plus attractive shift penalties and overtime rates. You'll also have the opportunity to earn a wine allowance, which you can use to purchase our amazing wines at discounted prices. You'll work with a great bunch of people and have fun along the way.

Our assessment process includes an interview, reference checks, a working rights check, a medical questionnaire and drug and alcohol screening, and may include further fitness assessments. We want to ensure that you are kept safe and healthy at work.