November 14, 2022
Join the team as a Mechanical Fitter

We’re hiring a Mechanical Fitter to own in-house maintenance & repairs for our manufacturing lines and environment controlled labs. Flexible hours 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:

  • General preventive and ongoing maintenance of equipment and the facility. 
  • Operating power tools and hand tools to perform a wide range of tasks.
  • Working at heights.
  • Mechanical work (e.g. installing industrial machinery, repairing pumps, replacing bearings, HVAC, designing machinery etc)
  • Plumbing (PVC pressure pipe and pneumatics)
  • Metalwork (e.g. Fabricating hoppers, chutes and basic machinery. Welding mild and stainless steel, grinding, drilling, tapping, cutting etc)
  • Managing contractors, procurement, fabricators and manufacturers for essential trade and equipment.
  • Working creatively to troubleshoot and solve problems quickly and cost-effectively to keep production running smoothly.
  • 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:
  • Certificate III Engineering - Mechanical Trade (MEM30219) or Certificate IV Engineering (MEM40119) or equivalent.
  • Minimum two years post-apprenticeship experience in a factor setting or similar. 
  • Excellent communication skills, highly-motivated to learn new skills, a proactive approach to problem solving and troubleshooting.
  • Demonstrated experience in working with machine maintenance, mechanical repairs, plumbing, HVAC, and fabrication.
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain workplace safety culture.
  • Experience operating a wide variety of power, precision and hand tools, including welding.
  • Drivers licence and vehicle to pick up smaller materials if needed.
We’d love it if you also have:
  • Restricted Electrical Worker’s licence (REL) - Class 2 (Disconnect/Reconnect) 
  • Electrical Test and Tag Certificate, White Card, and Fire/Evacuation training.
  • Working at Heights (RIIWHS204E)
  • Valid forklift licence 
  • Skills in automation and programming of Arduino, Raspberry Pi, and/or PLCs.
  • Special Class Electrician or Airconditioning and Refrigeration Mechanic certification and experience 

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

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