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Senior Mechanical Engineer

CBH Group

Location: Perth

Job Type: Full time


We are CBH

We bring our values to life every day by being Collaborative, Respectful, Reliable, Sustainable. Our values are more than just words they guide how we work with each other, farmers, suppliers, partners, and the communities we operate in. These values and behaviours represent the CBH team at our best and are what we need to collectively demonstrate to achieve our Path to 2033 strategic objectives.

CBH has a strong and proud history of serving and returning value to WA growers since 1933

We are a proud Western Australian co-operative and as Australia’s largest co-operative we are a leader in the Australian grain industry. We have grown from humble roots into one of the world’s largest and most efficient grain supply chains, delivering millions of tonnes of quality Western Australian grain into the hands of customers around the world each year.

Our storage and handling system currently receives and exports around 90 per cent of the Western Australian grain harvest and is regarded as one of the best in the world. We in-load via our own in-house design screw conveyor pits, bucket elevators, ground conveyors, trippers, and stackers into multiple storage types. We strive to continually improve our equipment from site feedback, and we have a strong pipeline of work that focuses on out-loading with multiple new rail loading facilities and expansions of our existing receival sites.

Our core purpose is to sustainably create and return value to current and future West Australian grain growers.

Empowering our people

CBH is more than just a place of work, it's a community of people who are passionate and committed to our core purpose.

We are an equal opportunity employer, committed to providing a safe and rewarding working environment for our people, with a strong culture of developing and enhancing our employees’ capabilities.

We invite you to use your skills and expertise to make your mark to help CBH sustainably create and return value for grain growers in Western Australia.

About the role

We are seeking Mechanical Engineers who are passionate about engineering and safety to contribute to our diverse and inclusive workplace.

Our Project Delivery Group is a collective force, combining expertise in construction, commercial, engineering, project management, studies, and rail. With this wealth of knowledge, we create and deliver projects that optimise safety, efficiency, effectiveness, and capacity for CBH's supply chain infrastructure. Together, we act as a cohesive unit, driving the success of our supply chain and sustaining value for West Australian grain growers. You will be working on multiple projects across the PDG Portfolio including Expansion, Enhancement, Rail Outloading and Infrastructure requiring design, technical support and governance. You will also service Operations and Maintenance Teams through Engineering Work Requests.

We offer a comprehensive range of services, spanning engineering, design, and technical support for CBH infrastructure and equipment. Join our trusted team and contribute to the enhancement of our operations, maximising productivity along the way.

As a valued team member, you will be responsible for:

  • Support the delivery of PDG projects by providing technical support to project managers, responding to technical queries, reviewing contractor drawings, contractor documentation and assisting in site commissioning

  • Design of mechanical machinery and materials handling equipment.

  • Management of engineering design projects.

  • Provide engineering advice to support projects that increase storage capacity, improve output, reduce risk and maintain the integrity of CBH’s assets.

  • Preparation of project and equipment design documentation.

  • Minimise the cost footprint and maximise value creation for CBH in the deployment of capital projects and identification of innovation opportunities to improve efficiencies and reduce waste in both internal processes and external service providers.

  • Identification, development, monitoring and delivery of technical standards and specifications which achieve positive outcomes through low-cost solutions, standardisation, replication and high performance across all CBH Assets.

  • Ad-hoc travel to remote sites when required for equipment inspections and site commissioning works.

Our ideal candidate will have:

  • Tertiary qualifications in Mechanical engineering with at least 7 years’ post graduate experience.

  • Experience with materials handling highly regarded.

  • Proven ability to interpret Mechanical engineering principles, practices and concepts and apply them to achieve practical outcomes.

  • Demonstrated commitment to a safety culture and previous input into complex brownfield and greenfield sites with regards to Safety in Design principles and HAZID/OP participation experience.

  • The ability to produce high quality written documentation including engineering reports, scopes of work and management presentations.

  • Experience in the investigation and analysis of complex Mechanical engineering problems including mechanical engineering deliverables such as specification, calculations, technical evaluations, reports and drawings.

  • Sound knowledge of Australian Standards, codes of practice, and regulations.

  • Self-motivated with the ability to work as part of a multidisciplinary team.

  • Provide project support in a dynamic and well-paced project environment.

  • Excellent communication and relationship building skills, with the ability to engage and influence stakeholders at all levels.

  • An ability to work in a team environment and demonstrate values of Collaboration, Respect, Reliability, Sustainability, Inclusion, Diversity and Equity.

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to monitor and evaluate progress and provide recommendations for improvement.

What we offer:

CBH offer a range of employee focused benefits aimed at ensuring a healthy work life balance, including:

  • Competitive remuneration and benefits 

  • Opportunities to enhance your leadership skills and achieve your career goals 

  • 13-weeks paid parental leave for both parents

  • Free on-site gym, fitness classes and excellent end of trip facilities

  • Flexible work arrangements

  • Employee assistance program

  • Corporate employee discounts including travel, health insurance funds and financial services

  • On-site day-care centre for children

Join our team and contribute to shaping the future of engineering excellence and safety. We value your unique skills and perspectives and provide a supportive and inclusive environment where everyone can thrive. Apply now and be part of our journey towards a safer and more innovative tomorrow!

If you are excited about the role and think you have what it takes but your experience doesn't align 100%, we still want to hear from you. Please reach out to El Moretti, Lead HR on (08) 9237 9600.

CBH is genuinely committed to diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from people of all backgrounds. We value diverse perspectives and the contribution of every one of our people makes our culture. Put simply - you can be yourself here.

Don't miss this opportunity to be part of a team that values collaboration, respect, reliability, and sustainability.

Applications close 02 July 2023.   Apply now and make a difference! CBH reserve the right to close this vacancy earlier than the advertised closing date if suitable applications are received prior.

To find out more about working with CBH visit Alternatively, to speak to a member of our People and Culture team, please contact (08) 9237 9589