Thomas Foods International

Agricultural & Horticultural

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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85 Destinations
3K Employees
1988 Founded

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.”

Thomas Foods International

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Thomas Foods International

Entry Level Processing Positions

We are currently offering a variety of guaranteed full-time Entry Level Processing Positions.

Lobethal , SA
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Thomas Foods International

Packer

Thomas Foods is growing, with a number of exciting things on the horizon. There are number of vacancies exists for Casual Packers to join the team.

Laverton North , VIC
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Thomas Foods International

Counter Sales

100% family owned Australian business, Thomas Farms are your local butcher, committed to providing quality Australian meat.

West Lakes , SA
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Thomas Foods International

Entry Level Part Time Positions

Due to an increase in production, we are looking for part time entry-level meat process workers to join the team at our Tamworth facility.

Tamworth , NSW
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Thomas Foods International

Entry Level Casual Positions High School / University Students

Due to an increase in production, we are looking for entry-level meat process workers to join the team at our Tamworth facility.

Tamworth , NSW
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Thomas Foods International

Skilled Meat Workers

Due to an increase in stock availability and production increases, we are looking for experienced meat process workers to join the team.

Tamworth , NSW
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Thomas Foods International

Meat Industry Workers

Due to an increase in stock availability and production increases, we are looking for entry level meat process workers to join the team.

Tamworth , NSW
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Entry Level Processing Positions

Agriculture & Horticulture

Location:
Lobethal , SA
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About the business and the role

To apply for this role visit https://thomasfoods.com/careers/

Family owned since 1988, Thomas Foods International is one of Australia’s largest family-owned food businesses. With teams across Australia, the US, China, Japan and Europe, the Thomas Foods brands and business partnerships grow, supply, and distribute premium meat and seafood all over the world.

THE OPPORTUNITY

We are currently offering a variety of guaranteed full-time Entry Level Processing Positions. Each position comes with the opportunity to pursue a stableprogressive, and rewarding career path within a safe and supportive environment.

With various areas requiring reliable new team members, depending on your previous experience and skill set, you could find yourself doing any of the following activities:

  • Production work/process line
  • Trimming, cutting, boning and slicing
  • Cleaning and sterilising work areas and equipment
  • Meatpacking
  • General labouring
  • Chiller room operations
  • Operation of equipment and machinery
  • Distribution and warehousing
  • Packing
  • Scanning

THE REWARD

With a competitive salary, we also offer you multiple extra benefits in line with your role:

  • 5 day roster Day and Night Shifts
  • On the job training
  • Progressive career opportunities
  • Guaranteed 40 hours a week

WHAT’S NEXT?

If you are an Australian Citizen / Permanent Resident or have Full Working Rights in Australia.

Have the ability to Pass a pre-employment medical check, including drug and alcohol test

Are Q-Fever vaccinated or willing to receive the vaccination

Then positions are available for an immediate start following due process.

All applications are treated with complete confidentiality.

Employer questions

Your application will include the following questions:
Which of the following statements best describes your right to work in Australia?
Are you willing to undergo a pre-employment medical check?
Do you have a current Australian driver’s licence?
What’s your expected annual base salary?
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Packer

Agriculture & Horticulture

Location:
Laverton North , VIC
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Are you excited by your current role? If not, the Thomas Foods team have a role for you! 

Thomas Foods is growing, with a number of exciting things on the horizon. Due to continued growth a number of vacancies exists for Casual Packers to join our team based at Laverton North, VIC.

The Role:

We currently have positions available for dedicated Packers to join our Production Team, located at Laverton North, Vic. We promote a positive working culture within the business and value honesty, reliability & integrity.

Your duties will be varied, but will include:

  • Preparation of customer orders to company and customer specifications
  • Packing and de-cartoning meat product
  • Order processing and picking and packing
  • Liaising with production, admin staff and other team members
  • Computer labelling scale operation
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Adhering to Workplace Health and Safety Procedures
  • Regular lifting is a requirement of this job
  • You will be working with beef, lamb and chicken products

This hands-on role will suit a fit energetic person with experience within the food service or meat industry, looking for a secure position.

Applicants must be well presented, punctual and reliable.

If you are interested in this rewarding position, please email your resume with the below “Apply now” link.

(Due to the large number of applications, only short-listed candidates will be contacted).

Employer questions

Your application will include the following questions:
Do you have picker packer experience?
Which of the following statements best describes your right to work in Australia?
Are you willing to undergo a pre-employment medical check?
Do you have a current Australian driver’s licence?
What is the maximum weight that you are comfortable and able to lift?
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Counter Sales

Agriculture & Horticulture

Location:
West Lakes , SA
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About Thomas Farms:

100% family owned Australian business, Thomas Farms are your local butcher, committed to providing quality Australian meat. We have always aimed to provide consumers with the finest natural product Australia has to offer – fresh and full of flavour for a superior eating experience every time.

The role:

A casual position is available for a Counter Sales Person, to join our team in the Thomas Farms Butcher Shop located at the West Lakes Shopping Centre, West Lakes, SA.

The position is for approximately 15-25 hrs per week and the successful applicant must be able to work a rotating roster, Monday – Sunday.

Duties include:

  • Customer service, ensuring our customers are looked after and guided through repeat shopping experiences.
  • Maintaining product presentation through cleanliness, garnishing and other food merchandising.
  • Light food preparation, including stocking the display counter.
  • Cashier duties.

Essential requirements:

  • Exceptional customer service.
  • Polite and friendly manner.
  • Be able to work efficiently, accurately & safely.
  • Have good communication and listening skills.
  • Work well in a team.

Previous experience in retail or the meat industry would be highly regarded.

If you are interested in joining our team please bring your resume in person to the Manager of the Springfield Butcher Shop (Monday – Friday 9.00-5pm only) located at 111 West Lakes Boulevard, West Lakes.

Employer questions

Your application will include the following questions:
Do you have a current Australian driver’s licence?
Which of the following statements best describes your right to work in Australia?
Do you have customer service experience?
Are you willing to undergo a pre-employment medical check?
Do you own or have regular access to a car?
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Entry Level Part Time Positions

Agriculture & Horticulture

Location:
Tamworth , NSW
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Benefits and Perks

  • Attractive, above award pay rates in accordance with TFIT Production Employees Enterprise Agreement 2019
  • Roster options available are 9am to 3pm or 5pm to 11pm
  • On the job training provided
  • Regular career development opportunities available
  • Excellent WHS culture
  • Internal promotions encouraged

About the Role:

Due to an increase in production, we are looking for part time entry-level meat process workers to join the team at our Tamworth facility. Production runs over two shifts, from Monday to Friday (inclusive) roster options available are 9am to 3pm or 5pm to 11pm paid at an attractive, above award pay rate in accordance with our EA.

Tasks include, but are not limited to:

  • Boning Room Packing and sorting tasks
  • Boning Room General labouring tasks

Skills & Experience

No previous experience or skills are required as on the job training is provided

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.

Please note, all shortlisted candidates will be required to undergo a pre-employment Health Assessment and Drug Test.

Employer questions

Your application will include the following questions:
Which of the following statements best describes your right to work in Australia?
Do you have a current Australian driver’s licence?
Do you own or have regular access to a car?
Are you willing to undergo a pre-employment medical check?
Apply Now
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Entry Level Casual Positions High School / University Students

Agriculture & Horticulture

Location:
Tamworth , NSW
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Benefits and Perks

  • Attractive, above award casual pay rates in accordance with TFIT Production Employees Enterprise Agreement 2019
  • Flexible roster options available to suit School/University workers
  • On the job training provided
  • Regular career development opportunities available
  • Excellent WHS culture
  • Internal promotions encouraged

About the Role:

Due to an increase in production, we are looking for entry-level meat process workers to join the team at our Tamworth facility. Production runs over two shifts, from Monday to Saturday (inclusive) which makes us able to offer casual positions paid at an attractive, above award pay rate in accordance with our EA.

Tasks include, but are not limited to:

  • Packing and sorting tasks
  • Trimming and cutting tasks
  • Boning and slicing tasks
  • Chiller pushing
  • Floor labouring roles
  • Slaughter floor general labouring
  • Loading
  • Scanning
  • Carton room labouring/operation
  • Stock receival/movement
  • General labouring tasks
  • General warehousing tasks

Skills & Experience

No previous experience or skills are required, but please let us know if you have a particular interest in a department/aspect and we will do our best to accommodate this.

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.

Please note, all shortlisted candidates will be required to undergo a pre-employment Health Assessment and Drug Test.

Employer questions

Your application will include the following questions:
Which of the following statements best describes your right to work in Australia?
Are you willing to undergo a pre-employment medical check?
Apply Now
Closing tomorrow

Skilled Meat Workers

Agriculture & Horticulture

Location:
Tamworth , NSW
Closing:
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Job Refrence:

Benefits and Perks

  • Direct, Full Time employment
  • Attractive, above award pay rates in accordance with TFIT Production Employees Enterprise Agreement 2019
  • On the job training provided
  • Regular career development opportunities
  • Excellent WHS culture
  • Internal promotions encouraged
  • Attractive work hours and roster flexibility

About the Role

Due to an increase in stock availability and production increases, we are looking for experienced meat process workers to join the team at our Tamworth facility. These permanent, full time positions are 40 hours per week, with production running from Monday to Saturday with additional overtime when required and paid in addition to the already attractive hourly rate.

Tasks include, but are not limited to:

  • Various trimming tasks i.e. pre-trim, rack trimmers etc.
  • Various boning tasks i.e. bone shoulder, bone loin etc.
  • Operation of various machinery i.e. lidding machine, cryovac etc.
  • Slicing
  • Use of air-knives
  • Various skilled slaughtering tasks i.e. stunning, shackling tongue removal etc.
  • Warehouse operators
  • Quality assurance control
  • Scales operation
  • Stock receival and documentation
  • Skin/Wool classing
  • Skin press operation
  • Forklift operation
  • General labouring tasks

Skills & Experience

  • Previous experience in the meat processing industry is favoured but not essential
  • Ability to perform work safely under limited supervision
  • Ability to work in a team environment, as well as individually
  • Current Driver’s Licence is preferred, but not essential

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.

Our mission is to feed families globally, through premium quality products, exceptional service, high safety standards and sustainable practices.

Please note, all shortlisted candidates will be required to undergo a pre-employment Health Assessment and Drug Test.

Employer questions

Your application will include the following questions:
Which of the following statements best describes your right to work in Australia?
Are you willing to undergo a pre-employment medical check?
Do you own or have regular access to a car?
How many hours are you available to work per week?
Apply Now
Closing tomorrow

Meat Industry Workers

Agriculture & Horticulture

Location:
Tamworth , NSW
Closing:
Closing tomorrow
Job Refrence:

Benefits and Perks

  • Direct, Full Time employment
  • Attractive, above award pay rates in accordance with TFIT Production Employees Enterprise Agreement 2019
  • On the job training provided
  • Regular career development opportunities
  • Excellent WHS culture
  • Internal promotions encouraged
  • Attractive work hours and roster flexibility.

About the Role

Due to an increase in stock availability and production increases, we are looking for experienced and entry level meat process workers to join the team at our Tamworth facility. These permanent, full time positions are 40 hours per week, with production running from Monday to Saturday with additional overtime when required and paid in addition to the already attractive hourly rate.

Tasks include, but are not limited to:

  • Packing and sorting tasks
  • Trimming and cutting tasks
  • Boning and slicing tasks
  • Chiller pushing
  • Floor labouring roles
  • Slaughter floor general labouring
  • Loading
  • Scanning
  • Carton room labouring/operation
  • Stock receival/movement
  • General labouring tasks
  • General warehousing tasks

Skills & Experience

  • Previous experience in the meat processing/agricultural industry is favoured but not essential
  • Ability to perform work safely under limited supervision
  • Ability to work in a team environment, as well as individually
  • Current Driver’s Licence is preferred, but not essential

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.

Our mission is to feed families globally, through premium quality products, exceptional service, high safety standards and sustainable practices.

Please note, all shortlisted candidates will be required to undergo a pre-employment Health Assessment and Drug Test.

Employer questions

Your application will include the following questions:
  • Which of the following statements best describes your right to work in Australia?
  • Are you willing to undergo a pre-employment medical check?
  • Do you own or have regular access to a car?
  • How many hours are you available to work per week?
Apply Now
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