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Thomas Foods International

Agriculture & Horticulture

Growing careers in the global food industry.

Australia’s reputation for clean, green and premium produce has seen the food industry experience solid growth in recent years, creating career pathways along the way.

As global demand for Australian meat, seafood and fresh produce continues to grow, so does the range of exciting employment opportunities for young Australians.

Employing 3500 staff globally with extensive national and international operations, Thomas Foods International is at the global food industry forefront. At its core Thomas Foods International is Australia’s largest 100% family-owned meat processor supplying high-quality Australian sheep, lamb, goat and beef products to more than 50 countries.

We have expanded into fresh produce and seafood – boosting our presence on the plates of consumers right across the world.

Our Fresh Produce business is a major supplier of potatoes and onions, sold nationally and internationally while Thomas Cappo Seafoods sells Australia’s highest quality, sustainable seafood both domestically and globally.

Given the scale and diversity of the group, Thomas Foods International is able to offer a full range of employment opportunities for school leavers and those wishing to take the first steps to a rewarding career in a growth industry.

Local roots

We are a second generation family company with our roots in regional Australia. A large proportion of our workforce is employed in key regional centres and we work closely with farmers across South Australia, Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria.

National footprint

Our head office is in Adelaide and we operate meat processing plants in SA and NSW with other processing, value adding and distribution facilities nationally. We continue to invest heavily in developing our operating capabilities in Australia.

Global markets

The Group has a global distribution footprint across North America, Europe & North Asia and continues to invest in developing this capability led by our US business.

Broad range of career opportunities

We work closely with regional and metropolitan schools to highlight the variety of jobs on offer. We assist school leavers to build their careers and take advantage of our apprenticeships and structured training programs.

All our roles include comprehensive on-the-job training. The career opportunities across the Group are broad and range from entry level to more specialised and senior process positions across the following areas:

  • Food Processing (eg boners, trimmers, slaughter-persons, food processors, packers, forklift operators)
  • Quality Assurance and Laboratory
  • Animal Welfare
  • Feedlot and Livestock
  • Engineering and Maintenance (eg electricians, fitter and turners)
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Export, Finance, Administration and Human Resources
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Life at Thomas Foods International

Apprenticeships and Traineeships

This is an ideal opportunity to earn while you learn. Some of the key senior leaders within the group got their start with an apprenticeship or traineeship.

Ongoing Training and Support

Career development is important to us. We offer structured and accredited training to all our employees, whether that be specific industry certificates through to support in further studies. We always look to promote from within.

Expanding Range of Positions

As a growth business, the variety of roles within the global group is also expanding – from entry-level processing to administrative and more specialist positions with opportunity to develop your career to managerial/leadership level.

Financial Rewards

We offer above award employment conditions and benefits. Staff who take advantage of the internal opportunities to upskill and progress their career are remunerated accordingly.

Community Service and Support

As a large regional employer we take our role as a corporate citizen seriously. We are proud supporters of local sports clubs and charities and actively encourage staff volunteering.

Sustainability

From the farm gate to the end plate we adhere to strict environmental guidelines to minimise our carbon footprint. That commitment also extends to animal welfare.

Proud of our Diversity

As a member of the Thomas Foods International team, you will work with colleagues from a variety of cultural backgrounds.

Female Friendly Workplace

A significant proportion of our workforce is female, with outstanding women in senior positions right across the Group.

Strong Family Values

As a second-generation family company led by founder Chris Thomas, Executive Chairman and his son Darren Thomas, CEO we have a clearly defined set of values that we call the “TFI Way”.

Growing Company in Growth Industry

We offer the opportunity to join one of Australia’s leading private companies in one of the world’s key growth industries. The demand for high-quality food will only increase in the future and that augurs well for those working in the industry.

Our People

Alex the Apprentice

Alex Perugini progressed from working as a casual labourer during the school holidays to completing his apprenticeship as a Fitter and Turner.

“There are so many opportunities to progress your career at Thomas Foods and it’s great to work for a family-owned company so close to where I grew up.”

Nekta the Engineer

Nekta Nicolaou joined us while completing an engineering degree. Now as Group Engineering Manager, he drives innovation and environmental sustainability.

“Being part of such a fast-paced, innovative company and working with state-of-the-art technology is extremely invigorating, challenging and rewarding.”

Charmane the QA Officer

As a Quality Assurance Officer, Charmane Taylor is responsible for verifying that our products meet hygiene and food safety standards whilst maintaining high customer requirements.

“There are so many opportunities to upskill, train and develop within the company.”

Tom the Trainee

Tom Matters joined us as a trainee with the livestock team. With on-the-job training and mentoring, he was soon buying lambs at busy markets in South Australia and Victoria.

“You show initiative and you’re rewarded at TFI. There’s also a real team mentality which is a great support to have particularly in the heat of the markets.”

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Thomas Foods International

Engineering Tradesperson (Mechanical Fitter) – Mid Shift

Due to an increase in production requirements, Thomas Foods International are seeking an experienced and certified Fitter to join the team.

Tamworth, New South Wales
December 31, 2020
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Thomas Foods International

Skilled Processing Positions

Due to an increase in production requirements and the availability of stock, TFI is seeking new, skilled employees to join the team at Tamworth.

Tamworth, NSW
December 31, 2020

Thomas Foods International

Entry Level Processing Positions

Due to an increase in production requirements, TFI is seeking new, entry level employees to join the team at our Tamworth Facility.

Tamworth, NSW
December 31, 2020

Thomas Foods International

Experienced Stockmen Required

Due to an increase in production requirements Thomas Foods International are seeking experienced stockmen to join the team at Tamworth.

Tamworth, NSW
December 31, 2020

Engineering Tradesperson (Mechanical Fitter) – Mid Shift

Agriculture & Horticulture

Location:
Tamworth, New South Wales
Closing:
December 31, 2020
  • Direct, Full Time Employment (40hrs per week)
  • Permanent Position
  • • Attractive, above award pay rates in accordance with TFIT Maintenance Technician Enterprise Agreement 2019

TFIT is seeking a skilled Mechanical Fitter to join our Maintenance Team at Tamworth

  • Direct, Full Time employment
  • 40hrs per week
  • Permanent Positions
  • On-the-job training provided
  • Internal promotions encouraged
  • Attractive, above award pay rates in accordance with TFIT Maintenance Technician Enterprise Agreement 2019
  • Excellent WHS culture

About the Role

Due to an increase in production requirements, Thomas Foods International are seeking an experienced and certified Maintenance Tradesperson to join the team at our Tamworth facility. This position is full time, 40 hours per week with the Maintenance department running Monday – Friday, with additional overtime when required.

Skills and experience

Skills and experience including, but is not limited to:

  • Understands and applies quality control techniques;
  • Exercises good interpersonal and communications skills;
  • Exercises keyboard skills;
  • Exercises discretion appropriate to his/her classification level;
  • Performs work under limited supervision either individually or in a team environment;
  • Operates lifting equipment incidental to his/her work;
  • Performs non-trade tasks incidental to his/her work;
  • Performs work which while primarily involving the skills of the Employee’s trade is incidental or peripheral to the primary task and facilitates the completion of the whole task. Such incidental or peripheral work would not require additional formal technical training;
  • Able to inspect products and/or materials for conformity with established operational standards;
  • Train, mentor and supervise apprentices at all stages of their apprenticeship.

What we’re looking for from Applicants:

  • Certificate III or higher/equivalent
  • Current trade licence (preferred, not essential)
  • Minimum 1 year experience as a Fitter/Mechanical Tradesperson
  • Great work ethic
  • Genuine concern for safety
  • Innovative minds
  • Ability to thrive in a high performance environment
  • Industrial Maintenance background preferred, not essential

Please note a pre-employment medical including drug and alcohol screening will be conducted for short-listed candidates.

Benefits and perks

  • Permanent Position
  • Direct, Full-Time employment
  • 40hrs per week
  • Attractive, above award remuneration in accordance with the Thomas Foods International Tamworth Pty Ltd Maintenance Technician Enterprise Agreement 2019.
  • Attractive work hours (11.30AM – 8.20PM)

About TFIT

A 100% Australian owned and operated Company, Thomas Foods International Tamworth (TFIT) is an industry leader in the small stock processing industry. The plant is one of three meat processing facilities owned and operated by Thomas Foods International and produces lamb & sheep products for domestic and export sale across 80 countries.

 

VISA HOLDERS: It is a requirement that you have valid working rights in Australia to be employed by Thomas Foods International.

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December 31, 2020

Skilled Processing Positions

Agriculture & Horticulture

Location:
Tamworth, NSW
Closing:
December 31, 2020
  • Direct, Full-Time Employment (40hrs per week)
  • Permanent Positions
  • Attractive, above award pay rates in accordance with TFIT Enterprise Agreement

Positions Available for Skilled Process Workers

  • Direct, Full Time employment
  • 40hrs per week
  • Permanent Positions
  • Experience not required
  • On-the-job training provided
  • Internal promotions encouraged
  • Attractive, above award pay rates in accordance with TFIT Enterprise Agreement

About the Positions Available

Due to an increase in production requirements and the availability of stock, TFI is seeking new, skilled employees to join the team at our Tamworth facility. There are a range of positions available, including roles for experienced stockmen, trimmers, forklift operators, skin classers and boners. All positions are full time, 40 hours per week. Production runs Monday to Saturday over two shifts.

We offer excellent working conditions and remuneration in accordance with the Thomas Foods International Tamworth Pty Ltd Production Employees Enterprise Agreement 2019.

Roles/tasks available include, but are not limited to:

  • Trimmers, boners and slicers
  • Skilled slaughtering tasks
  • Warehouse Operators
  • Quality Assurance Officer
  • Product checkers
  • Scales Operators
  • Stockmen
  • Skin Classers (Wool)

Apply online now, or if you would like more information please call Alice on 02 6764 9951. We would be happy to discuss any questions you may have about positions at our facility.

Please ensure you have attached a resume that includes your work history and referee details. If you do not have a resume, please call Alice and she will email you a TFIT Application Pack to complete.

Please note: All applicants will be required to undergo a pre-employment Health Assessment including a drug and alcohol screening. Drug testing is mandatory as part of the recruitment process.

About TFIT

A 100% Australian owned and operated Company, Thomas Foods International Tamworth (TFIT) is an industry leader in the small stock processing industry. The plant is one of four meat processing facilities owned and operated by Thomas Foods International and produces lamb & sheep products for domestic and export sale across 80 countries.

 

VISA HOLDERS PLEASE NOTE:

It is a requirement that you have valid working rights in Australia to be employed by Thomas Foods International.

December 31, 2020

Entry Level Processing Positions

Agriculture & Horticulture

Location:
Tamworth, NSW
Closing:
December 31, 2020
  • Direct, Full Time employment (40hrs per week)
  • Permanent Positions
  • Attractive, above award pay rates in accordance with TFIT Enterprise Agreement

Entry Level Processing Positions Available

  • Direct, Full Time employment
  • 40hrs per week
  • Permanent Positions
  • Experience not required
  • On-the-job training provided
  • Internal promotions encouraged
  • Attractive, above award pay rates in accordance with TFIT Enterprise Agreement

About the Positions Available

Due to an increase in production requirements, TFI is seeking new, entry level employees to join the team at our Tamworth Facility. There are a range of positions available, including entry level packing, trimming, loading and general labouring roles. All positions available are full time, 40 hours per week, and production runs Monday to Saturday over two shifts.

No experience is necessary as all training required will be provided by TFIT.

TFIT offers excellent working conditions and remuneration in accordance with the Thomas Foods International Tamworth Pty Ltd Production Employees Enterprise Agreement 2019.

Roles/tasks available include, but are not limited to:

  • Packing
  • Trimming, cutting, boning and slicing
  • Slaughter floor general labouring
  • Chiller pushing
  • Loading
  • Sorting
  • Scanning
  • Carton room operation
  • Stockmen

 

Apply online now, or if you would like more information please call Alice on 02 6764 9951. We would be happy to discuss any questions you may have about positions at our facility.

Please ensure you have attached a resume that includes your work history and referee details. If you do not have a resume, please call Alice and she will email you a TFIT Application Pack to complete.

Please note: All applicants will be required to undergo a pre-employment Health Assessment including a drug and alcohol screening. Drug testing is mandatory as part of the recruitment process.

About TFIT

A 100% Australian owned and operated Company, Thomas Foods International Tamworth (TFIT) is an industry leader in the small stock processing industry. The plant is one of four meat processing facilities owned and operated by Thomas Foods International and produces lamb & sheep products for domestic and export sale across 80 countries.

 

VISA HOLDERS PLEASE NOTE:

It is a requirement that you have valid working rights in Australia to be employed by Thomas Foods International.

December 31, 2020

Experienced Stockmen Required

Agriculture & Horticulture

Location:
Tamworth, NSW
Closing:
December 31, 2020
  • Direct, Full-Time Employment (40hrs per week)
  • Permanent Positions
  • Attractive, above award pay rates in accordance with TFIT Enterprise Agreement

TFIT is Seeking Experienced/Skilled Stockmen

  • Direct, Full Time employment
  • 40hrs per week
  • Permanent Positions
  • Experience not required
  • On-the-job training provided
  • Internal promotions encouraged
  • Attractive, above award pay rates in accordance with TFIT Enterprise Agreement

 

About the Role

Due to an increase in production requirements and the availability of stock, Thomas Foods International are seeking experienced stockmen to join the team at our Tamworth facility. All positions are full time, 40 hours per week with production running Monday to Saturday over two shifts.

We offer excellent working conditions and remuneration in accordance with the Thomas Foods International Tamworth Pty Ltd Production Employees Enterprise Agreement 2019.

Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Livestock movement
  • Directing stock into race
  • Stock receival
  • Unloading of trucks
  • Livestock documentation
  • Ensuring WHS compliance
  • Ensuring Animal Welfare compliance

 

Apply online now, or if you would like more information please call Alice on 02 6764 9951. We would be happy to discuss any questions you may have about positions at our facility.

Please ensure you have attached a resume that includes your work history and referee details. If you do not have a resume, please call Alice and she will email you a TFIT Application Pack to complete.

Please note: All applicants will be required to undergo a pre-employment Health Assessment including a drug and alcohol screening. Drug testing is mandatory as part of the recruitment process.

About TFIT

A 100% Australian owned and operated Company, Thomas Foods International Tamworth (TFIT) is an industry leader in the small stock processing industry. The plant is one of four meat processing facilities owned and operated by Thomas Foods International and produces lamb & sheep products for domestic and export sale across 80 countries.

 

VISA HOLDERS PLEASE NOTE:

It is a requirement that you have valid working rights in Australia to be employed by Thomas Foods International.

December 31, 2020