Trade Qualified Refrigeration Mechanic

Trade Qualified Refrigeration Mechanic

We are NH Foods Australia. A global company with a global purpose – to deliver the joy of eating.

An Australian base with global reach, we are leading the way with the production of our premium and iconic beef brands. We operate our head office in Sydney, along with three beef processing facilities, positioned in prime cattle regions on the east coast of Australia. We also own and operate Whyalla Beef, one of Australia’s largest, state-of-the-art feedlots located in Southern Queensland.


You’ll be working at Thomas Borthwick & Sons, a beef exporting plant in Bakers Creek, Mackay. Located in Queensland on the Coral Sea Coast, the region is home to some of the most amazing nature experiences in Australia, including the Great Barrier Reef and the Whitsunday Islands. Here you’ll also find shimmering beaches, breath-taking countryside, culture, heritage and local markets. If fishing is your thing, this region has got you covered. You can fish a tropical reef, a rainforest stream, a bluewater river, a sandy estuary, or an inland dam. Come for a career but stay for the lifestyle!


As a Trade Qualified Refrigeration Mechanic, you will report to the Maintenance Supervisor and your duties will include, but won’t be limited to:

  • Repair and upgrade refrigeration systems
  • Diagnose problems and make repairs to existing equipment
  • Apply troubleshooting methods, replace parts, and run tests to ensure the systems are working
  • Upgrade systems to satisfy new regulations or meet new standards
  • Maintain existing refrigeration systems
  • Carry out routine inspections and follow checklists
  • Testing of existing equipment, such as compressors, condensers, electrical connections and motor operations
  • Support change management and implementation


The successful applicant would find it advantageous to possess the following skills:

  • Current QLD Refrigeration licence
  • Certificate IV in Air-conditioning and Refrigeration Systems
  • Minimum 5years experience as a Refrigeration Mechanic
  • Previous ammonia plant experience
  • Strong communication skills to openly communicate with colleagues & supervisors
  • Experience in manufacturing/continuous operation and in food manufacturing is highly desirable
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment.
  • Strong emphasis on planned preventative maintenance systems
  • Willingness to work a rotating shift
  • Computer literate


Ways we give back to you

Level Up:

We support your development by providing structured training and coaching, support networks and paths for career acceleration.


Our approach to flexible working helps you manage your work-life balance.

Promote from within:

When there’s opportunities for progression, we’ll promote from our team.

Social Events:

We host events so you can connect and unwind, while adding value to your community.


You can choose from a diverse range of employment opportunities.

Employment Assistance Program:

We take your health and happiness seriously, consistently finding new ways to provide an amazing place to work.


We would like to welcome you to join Thomas Borthwick & Sons, if you value a good team environment, are hands on and quick to think on your feet. Your day will be filled with a whole range of refrigeration mechanic duties, which can be in a team environment or unsupervised. At Thomas Borthwick & Sons we offer a supportive culture, with the opportunity for growth and development.

Why wait? Apply now.

If this is a role that interests you, email 0r contact Ellen on 07 4952 8828

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