Station Mechanic

Yougawalla and Argyle manage 12 large scale properties across the vast Kimberley region. Our stations expand from Shamrock near the coast in Broome to Beefwood and Bulka in Fitzroy Crossing, Moola Bulla and Margaret River near Halls Creek and all the way down the Tanami Road to the remote desert country of Yougawalla and Lake Gregory stations. 

About us

We are a progressive, well established, forward thinking business. Our station managers are an excellent team who have been with us for a number of years and a high number of our casual staff return each season. We value people with the right attitude and skills to help us build and improve the business. If you are looking for the next step in your career the opportunities to grow with us are huge.

We have a strong safety and welfare culture with pre-season group induction sessions and first aid training provided. We also have internal company policies on alcohol and drugs, sexual harassment and social media with weekly toolbox meetings held at each property to make sure everyone is up to date. Station life is always very busy but we try to plan for staff to get time off for as many rodeos and events as is workable through the season. Every August we have a week off for staff to meet in Broome for the rodeo, races and a whale watching cruise.

The Position

The Station Mechanic is an absolutely key position. You will be required to work with our managers to ensure all plant and equipment is serviced and maintained enabling them to operate their properties as efficiently as possible. Your base is at Bulka Station with a fully equipped workshop and your own mechanics truck to service and repair vehicles and machinery on other stations as required. This is a busy position and requires a can-do attitude with flexibility, adaptability and the ability to prioritise your workload to meet business requirements.

Main Duties

  • Manage the servicing and maintenance schedules for station vehicles and equipment including diesel vehicles, CAT loaders, graders, road trains & trailers
  • Keep organised and accurate records of all servicing and maintenance
  • Following purchasing procedures to obtain quotes for parts, seek approval for placing orders, organise parts and approve invoices for payment
  • Travel between our properties to undertake mechanical works as required (must be willing to spend some short term periods away from home base for this)
  • Undertake roadworthy assessments and keep records of all faults, servicing and maintenance to prime mover and trailers to maintain our WA Heavy Vehicle Accreditation.

Requirements

  • Must be a fully qualified mechanic
  • At least 5 years experience in a similar autonomous role
  • Computer literate and able to use email for emailing suppliers and authorising invoices with head office etc
  • Full drivers licence 
  • Fit & healthy with clean habits
  • Excellent attitude and work ethic
  • Able to live and work in a close station environment

Remuneration

We offer a competitive salary, a 2 bed furnished cottage, 6 weeks paid annual leave, meals and board plus potential employment for a partner if required.

Position available to start immediately however as this is such an important position we are happy to wait for the right person to give notice and relocate.

Please send your resume and covering letter

We look forward to hearing from you.

Please note, only successfully short listed candidates will be contacted.

05/10/2020 $0 Broome & Kimberley 1 Trades & Services
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