January 26, 2023

Join the team as an Industrial Electrician

We’re hiring an Industrial Electrician to own electrical maintenance and installations of our manufacturing lines and environment controlled labs. Flexible hours, full time and part time available.

At Bardee, our ambition is to reshape the global food system. To do this, we breed billions of insects 🐛 to transform food waste 🥗  into insect protein for animal feed 🐶  and fertiliser 🌲  in our world-leading vertical farming system ~ learn more about what we do here.

The Role

You will work closely with our CTO to ensure the safety, maintenance and productivity of our facility at Sunshine North. Examples of some of the work you will do:

  • Ensure site safety policies, procedures and safe work practices are followed at all times
  • Scheduled preventive maintenance/inspections, breakdown repairs and installation of new electrical equipment and controls
  • Troubleshooting and installing/programming PLCs and other electronic automation equipment
  • Simple mechanical, plumbing and fabrication work (e.g. greasing bearings, repairing leaks, troubleshooting blockages, angle grinding, tapping, drilling, riveting etc)
  • Managing projects, including procurement of parts and trades as needed
  • Communicating effectively with the team
  • Working creatively to troubleshoot and solve problems quickly and cost-effectively to keep production running safely and efficiently.
  • Assisting with production as needed, including handling food waste and insects, cleaning and operating machinery.

Why Bardee?

We’re doing something truly special at Bardee. You’ll be joining a formidable team of insect-obsessed, solutions-focused, and big-picture thinkers who thrive by constantly innovating. 

In two years we’ve evolved from breeding flies in a stinky bucket, with popsicle sticks in the backyard - yes, this happened 😂 - to pitching tents on a university campus, to commissioning our 2,500 sqm automated facility. Now we’re preparing to open new and even larger facilities across Australia.

You’ll be doing work that matters to you, Bardee and the world. The success of our Production team directly impacts the company’s trajectory, and speed that we scale.

Everyone at Bardee owns a slice of the company, and your vesting schedule and share options are always accessible and transparent. 

Our values 

Accountability to nature 

We’re building a sustainable future we'll be proud to hand on to future generations. Every tonne of Bardee’s insect protein offsets 50 tonnes of CO2e emissions. 

Speed with integrity 

We’re a startup that gets stuff done. And when we decide to do something, we do it well. We love to move quickly to delight our customers. 

Live passionately, be formidable

We set ambitious goals and we’re infinitely resourceful to achieve them. Sometimes that looks like chopping tuna heads into insect food in a uni car park. 

About you

Here’s what we’re looking for:
  • Trade qualified electrician (special class) in relevant field: AQF Certificate III including at least two years of on-the-job training, or AQF Certificate IV, or equivalent 
  • Minimum three years post-apprenticeship experience in a factor setting or similar
  • Excellent communication and organisational skills with the ability to work efficiently under minimal supervision
  • Highly-motivated to recognise and drive improvement ideas and a proactive approach to problem solving and troubleshooting.
  • Demonstrated experience installing and maintaining industrial electrical equipment, including PLCs
  • Demonstrated experience in working with simple mechanical maintenance, mechanical repairs, plumbing, and fabrication
  • Demonstrated experience working with automated manufacturing and materials handling
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain workplace safety culture
  • Drivers licence and vehicle to pick up smaller materials if needed.
We’d love it if you also have:
  • Understanding of Lean Manufacturing
  • Working knowledge of industrial robotics
  • Skills in programming Arduino and Raspberry Pi
  • Welding experience
  • Working at Heights (RIIWHS204E)

Ready to hit the ground running?

Ultimately this role will be shaped around the right candidate. If the mission inspires you and you believe you are the right person for the job, we want to speak with you. 


Applications will close as soon as we find the right person, and we’ll be evaluating applications as they come in.

We believe that building a diverse and inclusive team is critical to Bardee’s success. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, or marital, veteran, or disability status. Come as you are. 


Email Bianca, General Manager at bianca@bardee.com

Good luck!

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