Position Vacant: Stainless Steel Fabricator

Our Company 

VAF Memstar is the international leader in innovative filtration solutions for various beverages across Australia and the globe. Our range of products, technicians and services provides tailored resolutions to suit all producers’ needs. VAF Memstar offers a comprehensive suite of services focusing on the wine industry that are developed, operated, and maintained by our expert staff. 

Using membrane separation techniques like ultra-filtration, nano-filtration, reverse osmosis, and membrane contactor, we offer various services, including alcohol adjustment, phenolic removal, volatile acidity reduction, taint removal, wine concentration and electrodialysis. We also operate a state-of-the-art vacuum distillation unit for total alcohol removal at our Nuriootpa, South Australia site. 

Our continued investment into research in oenological fields is one of the foundations of VAF Memstar. We recognise that supporting scientific advancement in wine sciences will ultimately benefit our clients in providing ever more precise, efficient, and economical filtration services.  

We have financially supported and collaborated with programs at leading wine research faculties worldwide, including the Australian Research Institute, Australian Wine Research Institute and National Wine Centre. This commitment supports our development of filtration technology at VAF Memstar with modern, evidence-based and cost-effective solutions that provide our clients with confidence. Furthermore, with our expertise, training services and autonomous solutions, we can ensure that we preserve and improve the quality of the wines we treat. 


The Position 

The role is full-time and, starting at 7am, reports directly to the Workshop Supervisor and will be located at VAF Memstar’s modern Barossa facility. 

VAF Memstar runs a small, dynamic operations team, and the Stainless Steel Fabricator is part of this unit.  Due to the nature of operations, the successful candidate may need to work additional hours to meet the demands of peak periods. 


Key Responsibilities: 

  • Hands-on fabrication and contract management of equipment fabrication. 
  • Stainless steel TIG welding. 
  • Use hand and power tools, cutting equipment and other workshop tools. 
  • Scheduled and breakdown maintenance of key fixed and mobile equipment. 
  • Modification and upgrade of existing equipment. 
  • Implementation of continuous improvement initiatives. 
  • Involvement with design and improvement of all plant and equipment. 
  • Fault finding and troubleshooting. 


Essential & Desired Qualifications: 

  • A trade certificate in metal-related trades is essential. 
  • Three to five years of experience working in steel fabrication and proficiency in most types of welding, with excellent skills in the TIG welding of stainless steel and MIG (optional). 
  • Ability to manage your time in line with required priorities.  
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of a team. 
  • High level of attention to detail. 
  • Current driver and forklift license. MR license is desirable. 


An attractive salary and bonus incentive will be offered to the successful candidate.


If you want to work in a small, dedicated team in an expanding business then this role is for you.



For further information regarding this role, please contact Matthew Hooper.

P: 0438 131 551

E: matthew@vafmemstar.com.au