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Tradesperson - Electrical

Date Published:  May 13, 2019
Employment Type:  Fixed Term

The CBH Group is an integrated grain supply chain co-operative owned and controlled by approximately 4,200 Western Australian grain growing businesses. CBH is Australia’s largest co-operative, with operations extending along the grain supply chain from storage, handling and transport to marketing and processing. Our safety vision is that everyone returns home safely at the end of each work day. We’re committed to providing a safe, healthy and productive work environment with a diverse and inclusive culture.

We are seeking a safety focused individual to join our hardworking team as an Electrical Tradesperson in the Merredin Regional Area on a 12 month fixed term contract.

Electrical Tradespeople are responsible for:

  • Preventative and corrective maintenance on fixed and portable machinery
  • Diagnosing and fault-finding PLC controlled equipment, which includes but not limited to elevators and conveyors, trippers and dust systems.
  • Completing basic administrative tasks to manage the maintenance function

Standard shifts are working Monday to Friday; however, you may be required to work on the weekends or additional hours over the busy harvest period.


This role, based in the Merredin Regional Area is located approximately 260km from Perth. You will be required to live in a nearby community that offers a relaxed country lifestyle.

About You

You are passionate about working for a Co-Operative that is creating and returning value to our Growers and prioritise Safety and the overall well-being of your team.

You will:

  • Exhibit a strong dedication to prioritising safety
  • Possess a current WA Electrical Workers License
  • Possess an unrestricted Drivers Licence
  • Possess demonstrated experience in fixed plant maintenance, diagnostics and problem solving
  • Excel in a team orientated environment and communicate professionally
  • Bend, stretch, lift, climb and be deemed physically fit in accordance with the CBH operational worker pre-employment medical
  • Be willing to live in remote or regional country locations
  • Demonstrate a strong work ethic and continually strive to exceed expectations
  • Work extended and unpredictable hours depending on Harvest and grain out-loading
  • Work at heights, confined spaces and in areas with high grain dust concentrations
  • Possess intermediate computer skills
  • Display the desire and willingness to learn and accept new challenges


Possession of the following will be desired:

  • HR or MR Drivers Licence
  • Confined Space Ticket
  • Current hazardous area installation certification
  • Working at Heights Ticket
  • Senior First Aid Certificate
  • HV Switching Ticket
  • Experience in PLC Unity and Proworx N.X.T
  • Experience in operating SAP Maintenance modules, automation and PLC control systems

Benefits of working for CBH:

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

Ongoing training and professional development
13-weeks paid parental leave
Employee assistance program
CBH Superannuation Fund
Corporate Employee discounts including travel, health insurance funds and financial services

CBH supports diversity and encourages applications from people of all backgrounds to be a part of a friendly and inclusive work environment.


How to apply
Please submit your application via our CBH Careers website by clicking ‘apply now’.
Please include in your application:

  • An up-to-date CV
  • Cover Letter
  • Copy of your existing licences and tickets as outlined on your CV

Applications need to be submitted before close of business on Wednesday 22 May. For further information please visit our website or contact Emma Stannage, Senior HR Advisor on (08) 9237 9705.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy earlier than the advertised closing date if sufficient applications are received prior.

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