Maintenance Engineer at Provectus Algae

Full-Time, Engineering, Action St Facility, Queensland engineering full-time
Posted 1 years ago

Our mission is to bring sustainable biology to the world. Provectus uses Precision Photosynthesis® to accelerate nature in a proprietary biomanufacturing platform to produce some of the world's most valuable specialty ingredients, enabling industries in new ways and driving the next wave of agriculture, consumer, and therapeutics products.  

Headquartered in the idyllic Noosa, Australia, our team has built a viable, scalable, and sustainable product development and biomanufacturing platform. We are now scaling operations, bringing products to global markets, and expanding our product development pipeline to meet the demand from some of the world’s largest corporations.

How will you make an impact while working with those developing the ingredients of the future?

The Maintenance Engineer will report to the Principle, Engineering and is responsible for frontline maintenance support, execution of project deliverables including design, fit-out, commissioning and ongoing usage. You will have the confidence to learn new technologies, execute initial production runs and maintain accurate and precise reports on time in a dynamic and changing environment. The position will also work collaboratively with the biologics team, software engineers and production teams, providing a unique opportunity to join a tight knit and highly motivated group of proven professionals. Get ready to be hands-on and build the things you design.

What is important to us?

  • Pioneers; Embrace the quest for a better future with curiosity.
  • Collaborate: Be humble and communicate. Be transparent, honest, and open to criticism, 
  • Decisive: Make bold decisions
  • Accountable: Take on responsibility and be accountable.
  • Fun: Work at a place where people love to work.


Equipment Maintenance

  • Provide  ‘hands on’ engineering support for all areas of the business
  • Create schedules & perform periodic, planned and breakdown maintenance on plant and facilities 
  • Minimise downtime to production and facilities processes  through timely
  • Develop testing processes, and perform testing and validation of existing equipment

Repair and Troubleshooting

  • Collaborate with design engineers, subject matter experts, and technicians to evaluate designs for implementation and ongoing usage to solve large-scale production challenges
  • Resolve product non-conformances and collaborate with the quality and production teams to implement root cause corrective actions

Maintenance Planning and Scheduling

  • Create schedules & perform periodic, planned and breakdown maintenance on plant and facilities 
  • Ensure project timeline is met and project stays within budget

Documentation and Reporting

  • Create and review technical drawings, plans, and specifications using CAD software
  • Perform detailed documentation to track project development and design process

Safety and Compliance

  • Train and mentor staff members 
  • Develop testing processes, and perform testing and validation of existing equipment

Continuous Improvement

  • Apply continuous improvement methodologies to drive efficiency improvements
  • Identify, plan, and execute capital equipment, machine, and layout upgrades to meet volume production demand


What would you bring to this role?


  • Bachelor's degree in an engineering discipline with industry experience and/or Certificate 3 or equivalent in an Engineering discipline 


  • 5+ years of professional experience in engineering and facilities management, preferably in a GMP production environment 
  • Demonstrated ability to independently and effectively manage projects in an extremely fast paced and changing environment
  • Firm grasp of engineering concepts, and experience designing mechanical systems and products in a construction, mechanical, or manufacturing background
  • Well developed understanding of GMP maintenance requirements 
  • Excellent understanding of risk management and mitigation processes which has involved problem solving ability.
  • Exposure and conformance to Good Documentation Practices 
  • Experience of use and compliance with an electronic CMMS to manage workflow 

Technical competencies:

  • The ability to work at heights 
  • Exceptional time management skills with the proven ability to meet deliverable deadlines in a fast paced environment.
  • The ability to use a range to hand and power tools as part of standard work
  • Exceptional technical and problem-solving skills and reasoning ability
  • Communication skills that represent the brand.

Nice to have:

  • Electrical License / Restricted electrical licence desirable 
  • Welding skills (TIG) highly regarded
  • PLC programming exposure
  • Operate forklift and scissor lifts desirable
  • Experience using CAD packages such as SolidWorks and AutoCAD an advantage
  • LEAN Manufacturing exposure

You don't need to have done all these things before, but to excel in this role you will need to be keen to learn and comfortable working in a dynamic, fast-paced environment.

What do we value as essential?

  • A great team community with focus on you thriving whilst balancing your family or personal life.
  • Opportunity to enjoy work, achieve success but in the right way.
  • The opportunity to work in a company at the forefront of sustainable products for the future.
  • A diverse and inclusive workplace, our workforce represents over 14 nationalities.
  • Salary package commensurate with experience.

Working from home.

More and more, people are talking about going back to the workplace and the new normal. At Provectus, we’re thinking of it as a ‘Better Normal’. That means offering Provectus employees more choice and greater flexibility to work in a way that’s best for their role, their teams, and their roles.

We’re also aware there are times when working together in person is the best way to get things done. Our founder and C-Suite team hold a fundamental belief that social connection creates great values. We’re very proud of our incredible connective space, which has been designed with collaboration in mind.

Our Noosa offices allow Provectus people to connect in their hubs. That said, there’s no one-size-fits-all solution, so we expect all teams will find the operating rhythm that works best for them.