'Old School' Mechanic

Finch Restorations, established 1965, is Australia's oldest car restoration firm, Multi-skilled crafts-person team working on classic cars, trucks & motorcycles, Range of vehicles from Australia, USA, UK, Japan and Europe, spanning 1900-1990.

About the Business

Finch Restorations is Australia's oldest car restoration business. We are head-quartered at Mount Barker in the picturesque Adelaide Hills just 20 minutes along the S.E. Freeway from the Old Toll Gate.

With over two dozen personnel, Finch Restorations can offer great opportunities for craftspeople with the right experience, skills and attitude to make their mark as a professional restorer and remanufacturer of classic and historical vehicles.

About the Role

  • Assess restoration requirements of vehicles to complete to the required level.
  • Organise the disassembly of vehicle parts for labelling and proper storage until reassembly.
  • Dismantle, check and inspect engines and driveline components for wear and damage.
  • Repair and recondition engines and driveline components.
  • Diagnose reasons for engine and equipment failure.
  • Assemble engines and driveline components after repair.
  • Install engines and driveline components in vehicles.
  • Carry out vehicle repairs and/or maintenance and diagnosis of problems.
  • Perform maintenance, fault diagnosis, mechanical rectification, component installation and/or assembly of predominantly pre-1980s (pre-computer age) vehicles.
  • Mechanical overhauls of drive-line units and components.
  • Reverse engineering, machining and manufacture of componentry.
  • Diagnostic and critical road testing, tuning and refining of finished work.
  • Road testing with customers to help fault diagnosis.
  • Travel to various sites and undertake inspections, and perform in-situ repairs.
  • Prepare technical reports.

Why work for Finch

  • Stability: We were first established in 1965 and now have over two dozen personnel, and five workshops. Finch offers a great, and growing, team environment.
  • Multi-skilled team: Our team is multi-skilled restoring and maintaining vintage and classic vehicles.
  • Crafts-based environment: We work on a broad range of vehicles in a diverse, skilled, crafts-based environment.
  • Work-life balance: We offer flexible work arrangements and a good work-life balance.

Personal Attributes

  • Able to visualise the end product, have a great eye for detail, and take great pride in own work.
  • Enthusiastic and organised with a positive outlook, 'can do' attitude and ability to work effectively as a team member.

If you are passionate about classic cars and the art of true craftsmanship, if you have recognised trade qualifications and experience as an automotive technician, then we are keen to hear from you.

12/10/2020 $0 Adelaide Hills & Barossa 1 Trades & Services
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