Heavy Vehicle Mechanic

Location Moss Vale, New South Wales
Job Type Contract
Reference JO-2008-101285_1598849971
Posted 27 days ago

About the Role
The Heavy Vehicle Mechanic participates in a team that undertakes scheduled maintenance and repair works associated with the Council's light and heavy fleet and plant infrastructure. The position is required to ensure all fleet and plant items are safe and performing reliably prior to release back into normal operation.

Your responsibilities will be:

1. To provide input into and undertake planned and reactive maintenance to approved plant and fleet specification within agreed timeframes under direction from the Team Leader Workshop; ensuring all breakdown and scheduled maintenance is conducted to agreed scopes, specifications and maintenance schedules.

2. Respond in a timely manner and investigate causes of breakdowns, resolve problems and return plant and fleet items to normal operation as soon as possible.

3. Provide professional advice on any workshop, plant breakdowns and fleet improvements or issues to the Team Leader Workshop or operators where required.

4. Monitor and check plant and fleet performance after maintenance and repairs and prior to release back into normal operation.

5. To conduct plant and fleet inspections, fault finding and installations on all operational mechanical assets as required and complete maintenance records and associated documentation on asset maintenance systems.

6. Proactively participate in operational meetings and training programs to ensure communication of all key performance, skill base operational criteria is discussed, shared and addressed within the team.

7. To ensure all workshop equipment is maintained in good working order, is tested/certified at required intervals and all records are maintained as required. Ensure all work areas are maintained to approved quality housekeeping standards

8. Conduct both planned and reactive maintenance within Councils WHS procedures, adopted SWMS, risk assessments and permit to work practices at all times.

About You

Essential Criteria:

1. Trade certificate and licence in Certificate III in Heavy Commercial Vehicle Mechanical Technology.

2. RMS safety check qualifications (ASCIS examiner)

3. Demonstrated sound Mechanical knowledge and demonstrated experience (minimum of 2 years) in maintenance, repair and problem solving.

4. Sound working knowledge of activities associated with mechanical workshops (e.g. general lathe, machining skills, oxy cutting, welding etc.).

5. Well-developed analytical skills and demonstrated innovative and flexible approach to fault finding and problem solving operational and maintenance requirements.

6. Ability to communicate with all Council staff, specialist contractors and suppliers in relation to any servicing/maintenance repairs to be undertaken on Council's plant and fleet.

7. Available to be participate in an "On Call" roster for out of hours mechanical breakdowns, as required.

8. NSW Class Medium Rigid (MR) Drivers Licence.

Desirable Criteria:

1. NSW Class Heavy Rigid (HR) Drivers Licence

2. RMS safety check qualifications (HVAIS examiner)

3. Previous Local Government experience working in a mechanical workshop.

4. Basic knowledge and skills in the use of computer applications including email, Microsoft Office suite and other work related systems.

To apply, click the link and upload your current resume in Microsoft Word format only (.doc or .docx). If you would like to have a confidential discussion, please contact Gareth Broadrick on 02 8093 0605, quoting ref no. JO-2008-101285. Want to know more about Davidson? Visit us at