Episode 39 – Lachlan McPhee

Episode 39 – Lachlan McPhee

Lachlan McPhee

In this Career Conversation we discover a driven health professional who discovers his passion and is creating his own path in the industry

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Fitter – Valve Technician

Fitter – Valve Technician

Our client is a growing fluid solutions business based in the Maitland LGA but serving diverse industries across the nation. With strong core values focusing on building an environmentally secure future and ensuring first class client support. This stable business has seen growth and is looking to expand it’s team.
This role suits that tradesperson looking for a higher level of diversity in workload and a capacity to grow with the business. A customer centric Fitter with an ability to help run the workshop through effective inventory management process. A person wanting to work with the best as this operation is at the height of their sector.
The role:
  • Refurbishing vales for oil and fuel plants
  • Manufacturing, fitting and assembly of component parts
  • Some welding and shaping will be required
  • Understanding tech drawings and have the ability to fault find.
  • Inventory management
The person
  • You will have a mixed background with excellent Fitting skills coupled with an inventory management skill set
  • Trade qualified Mechanical Fitter
  • Experience and understanding of the importance of accurate inventory management
  • Ability to understand the entire process – proactive inventory control
  • Dedication to customer satisfaction
This role will see you predominately in the workshop, but with growth will see you potentially used on site for inspection and commissioning projects. You must have a desire to ensure the highest level of customer service and a willingness to grow with the company.
This permanent role has an excellent starting salary range but also has fantastic scope for growth as you grow.
If you want to take your career to a new level then apply today by sending your cover letter discussing your motivation for application and addressing our needs along with your resume.

Mechanical Engineer

Hunter Recruitment Group is proud to be representing Licella to source a Mechanical Engineer to assist the organisation with their pioneering technology “ Creating a bridge to a lower carbon future”. The organisation is at the cutting edge of technology converting end of life plastics and biomass into valuable fuels and chemicals.

Based at Somersby and on the fringe of the M1 Expressway’s Gosford interchange the organisation has a pilot plant that is used to expand the commercialization of the technology across the world.

We seek a Mechanical Engineer that wants to be apart of a team making a global difference to the environment. An Engineer that has capacity to design, modify the pilot plant, understand thermal process and pipe calculations for high pressure processing. We need a get your hands dirty mentality, this is not a desk job. You will be working within maintenance and operations of the plant as well as assisting with global partner projects.

Some key responsibilities will include:

  • Completing engineering design, including the application of appropriate stress calculations for high temperature pipe runs
  • Preparing quality documentation and design specifications in conjunction with Chemical Process Engineers
  • Producing CAD models and drawings (experience with Inventor, AutoCAD and COMPRESS preferred)
  • Giving input during the FEED process as required
  • Being involved in the running of pilot plant on site (to both assist as needed and to gain specific plant experience)
  • Interfacing with the Process Team and assist with writing quality reports as needed
  • Participating/assisting Process Engineers in the development of P&ID’s, equipment specifications, project schedules and project budgets.
  • Reviewing detailed engineering documents and specifications.

Essential knowledge/experience:

  • Minimum 6 years post graduate mechanical engineering experience in a thermal process plant/design environment
  • Experience with pressure piping/vessels and familiarity with Australian pressure equipment codes
  • Sound technical design experience (including competency in completing mechanical calculations to Australian standards)
  • Proficiency with CAD
  • Strong commitment to Work Health and Safety
  • Strong team player with good interpersonal communication skills
  • Passionate about innovation and expanding technology

Highly Desirable:

  • Project management experience/knowledge
  • Exposure to Research and Development projects
  • Exposure to typical industry safety systems (e.g., HAZOP, Take 5, SOP’s)


  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering (to the satisfaction of Engineers Australia)

If you are ready to grow along with the technology you are supporting and have the drive to be a global player in the commercialisation of technology that will see end of life plastics and biomass converted into a usable fuel source, then start a conversation with Hunter Recruitment Group today by completing a cover letter, including your motivation for application along with your fit to the criteria. Send your resume as a separate file when you apply.

Graduate Accountant

Graduate Accountant

  • Grow your commercial accounting career in one of the fastest growing employment
  • Your work benefits the community
  • Highly attractive salary and career growth on offer

Great opportunity to kick start your commercial accounting career with a diverse community driven organisation. Working as part of a great team you will help change the lives of those in your community who need support.

The commercialisation of the support sectors via the introduction of the NDIS and Aged Care reforms means this is a great place to grow as an accountant.
Kurri Kurri Community Services (KKCS) is a hub for the community in Kurri and surrounds with specialist provisions for aged care and NDIS services.

KKCS also delivers in the area of construction and maintenance as well as creating employment opportunities for people with a disability delivering a range of commercial services.

Key responsibilities include:

  • General Ledger Accounting
  • Management accounting, working with various sectors of the business
  • Exposure to financial accounting and control with a hands on role within internal audit process
  • Assisting Senior Accountants in creating Management Accounting reports and providing business advice

The Person

  • Recent graduate with Qualifications in Accounting
  • Desirable to have experience working with MYOB Exo or similar software package
  • Driven personality – consider this to be a your pathway to being a qualified CPA
  • Exceptional communication skills both written and verbal.
  • A willingness to grow within this team of dynamic professionals
  • A values driven individual who aligns with the organisation values for the community
  • Background screening, including working with children check & police checks will be required for this role

Working with such a progressive organisation brings rewards in terms of a great salary package including the NFP salary sacrifice advantage that can lead to approx. $5-8K increase in take home pay. But most importantly this is a chance to grow, to be mentored to be sponsored to gain CPA status and to create a foothold in one of the fastest growing sectors in our region.

To apply don’t just send your resume. Send us a cover letter outlining your skills fit but more importantly showcasing your motivation to apply for this opportunity. Be aware that shortlisted candidates will be asked to complete a one-way video interview.

For a confidential conversation, call Craig or Laney on 02 49366537. 

Warehouse Picker Packers

Warehouse Picker Packers

Casual work from now until Xmas and even more availability for excellent performers
  • Do you have hospitality or retail/stock handling experience?
  • Casual Monday to Friday only
  • Great casual rate of $26.93/hour
Fast paced, clean warehouse environment with on-going casual day shift only work available
We need fit, fast and accurate picker / packers for great local based business.
Potential for ongoing and call in shifts for motivated and effective workers

Located at Beresfield, this casual role is ideal for people who can work with speed and accuracy. CleverPatch is a wholesaler of quality craft and educational goods and require new team members to join them for the busy season.

Very much seasonal work and not a full time position but ongoing shifts are available for the top performers each week.

The role involves locating stock, picking items, neatly packing into boxes and dispatching to their valued customers located Australia wide. Shifts will be anything from 4 to 8 hours spanning between 830am and 430pm – Monday to Friday, with quieter times during school holidays meaning you will be able to enjoy some time off with the kids

The ideal candidate will have:

  • A meticulous level of attention to detail and appreciation of presentation of goods for delivery
  • Experience working in a fast paced environment – hospitality or retail environments ideal
  • Some experience working in a hands on capacity with stock ie night fill or Point of sale
  • Ideally experience using a hand held RF Scanner
  • A reasonable level of physical fitness as the work can be physically demanding
  • A positive attitude and a desire to work as part of a highly motivated, fun, supportive team
  • Availability across 5 days (Monday to Friday) essential.

This role is available for an early September start and pays an excellent casual hourly rate of $26.93 plus super.

We’d appreciate a cover letter with your application detailing why you think you should be the next team member for this awesome business!