Mechanic - Council Operations

South Gippsland is a place like no other.  We have a diverse community and economy set in a magnificent natural environment.   We serve our people with genuine well-meaning and strive always to deliver the best outcomes we can.

We are passionate about building and sustaining a great workplace, principled leadership, and providing great opportunities.  Our values are present in what we do and how we do it.  With a renewed focus on innovation and collaboration, valuing difference and a belief that teams can achieve amazing things, there is a lot to look forward to.

We want to genuinely make a difference to the lives of all those who touch our community, and be part of creating ‘a great place for us’.


The successful applicant for the role of mechanic will be based in Leongatha and ensure ongoing maintenance and repairs are carried out across all Council plant and equipment.  This role is part of a small team and enjoys a well stocked workshop and working with regularly updated plant.  You will be comfortable with diagnosing causes of faults and preventative maintenance needs, and be able to plan the work through identifying parts and labour required, ordering and complete the repairs / maintenance with minimal supervision to ensure successful completion.

The range of plant and equipment varies from small engines, utlities, trucks and earth moving equipment such as graders and excavators.  You will have a safety orientated mindset at all times, being able to identify and report any safety concerns in a timely manner.

This role is full time and ongoing after an initial 6 months probationary period.  Fortnightly RDOs are available and the starting salary is $62,735 per annum plus super and leave loading.

 Applications close Midnight Sunday 01 December 2019.

To apply, please complete the online application form including responding to the selection criteria questions in the fields below.  You will also be required to upload your resume and cover letter.

Please be advised any representation via an agency will not be considered. 

Only candidates with a right to work in Australia will be considered.

Should an applicant be the preferred candidate, relevant background checks (including but not limited to police checks, reference checks, medical checks and psychometric testing) may be completed prior to the candidate's employment being confirmed. The outcomes of the background checks do not automatically bar candidates; however will be assessed against the inherent requirements of the job.

South Gippsland Shire Council is committed to safeguarding children and young people. Employees and Volunteers undergo screening processes prior to appointment, and successful applicants must comply with the South Gippsland Shire Council Child Safety Plan.

South Gippsland Shire Council is an Equal Opportunity employer and aims to provide all necessary support to ensure that all abilities and backgrounds are not disadvantaged in the recruitment process.  If you require an adjustment to the recruitment process, please feel free to identify yourself as a person with different needs in your application and indicate what type of reasonable adjustment you require.

25/11/2019 $0 Gippsland 1 Trades & Services
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