Why work for Mackay Sugar?

We are a progressive company employing over 600 people permanently and up to 950 seasonally, contributing significantly to the economy of Queensland and of the Mackay region in particular.  Our h​istory spans over 130 years, a testament to our resilience and innovation in the industry.  Our focus on diversification, including clean, green, renewable energy will consolidate our business sustainability and further benefit the local community and the environment, and help us to grow a greener future.​

Why should I join Mackay Sugar?

Our aim is to attract, develop and retain a skilled and motivated workforce, committed to industry leadership in safety and environmental sustainability.   We do this by holding all of our employees accountable to our Values, namely: 

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Our values motivate us to ensure People and Safety remain paramount in all that we do.

Our people

Because our people are so important to our business, we asked them what they liked about working here.  This is what they say, and why they stay and strive at Mackay Sugar.

The relationships with co-workers and colleagues – a ​sense of community and belonging The level of job satisfaction – meeting daily challenges and learning new skills​ The opportunities to undertake training and number of career paths available.​
The lifestyle (RDOs, seasonal work, close to home, home every night, above award annual leave entitlements). The variety and nature of the type of work we offer, particularly in trade vocations. It’s also a great place for apprentices to learn The Pay and Benefits, (market competitive wages and salaries, reward and recognition scheme, employee discounts).
The Company’s commitment to the health, safety and wellbeing of employees. The Business Philosophy and Vision – looking to the future to drive sustainability with ‘Green’ technology. The approachability and support of our Managers and Supervisors, particularly with work/life balance.
  The passion and commitment shown by our people

By living our values and ethical principles, and actively fostering diversity and inclusion, our people make Mackay Sugar a company of the future.

Download our Employee-Value-Proposition or to meet some of our employees click HERE.


As an employee of Mackay Sugar, you’ll enjoy such benefits as:

• Career opportunities, training and development
• Reduced gym membership fees 
• Access to discounted products at more than 20 local businesses
• Reduced rates on health cover
• Travel and hire car discounts
• Social club membership
• Novated motor vehicle leasing for eligible employees
• Wellbeing initiatives including free annual flu vaccinations, Quit Smoking programs and
   regular health checks

Join Mackay Sugar

Thank you for your interest and time in looking at employment opportunities at Mackay Sugar.

We embrace and promote equal opportunity within the workforce.   Our recruitment process follows world best-practice and ensures we employ the best person for the job.

We employ people in a variety of management, operational, planning, procurement, information technology, human resources, accounting, administrative, trade, technical and processing roles including:​

​ Accountant

To apply for a position with Mackay Sugar or submit a general expression of interest, go to our Job Opportunities page.

The Recruitment Process

When applying for a job, it will be helpful to have the following information handy to enable us to process your application effectively.

  • The dates and details of any courses, degrees, tickets, certificates or diplomas you have
  • The dates and details of any previous employment experience
  • Your current email address
  • Details of current referees, both professional and personal, with current contact details

As part of the online process you will be informed of the Terms and Conditions of your application and requested to answer some questions and provide details of your employment history.

You can attach a resume or copies of any certificates which can assist with your application. Attachments should be in Microsoft Word .doc/docx, PDF or RTF format and be no larger than 2MB.

Candidates who reach the interview stage with Mackay Sugar will be required to undergo assessment (dependant on role, this testing may include ​ psychometric, ​computer skills, ​verbal, numerical and ​mechanical comprehension, ​weld testing and/or Functional fitness), reference checking and a pre-employment medical.  

New employees undergo an induction phase which includes an e-Induction, Generic Site Induction covering ​Health, Safety, Environment and Human Resources components and a Site Specific Induction/familiarisation.

For further information please contact our Human Resources team on hr@mkysugar.com.au.