Heavy Plant Mechanic

Permanent career opportunity, Opportunity to work on a large variety of equipment, Located in Yass, NSW.

Yass Valley Council - Lifestyle Opportunity

Yass Valley is a growing and prosperous regional community which offers a great country lifestyle in close proximity to Canberra. It provides a diverse rural and natural setting, heritage towns and villages and relaxed lifestyle opportunities, all with easy access to the rich sporting, cultural and educational opportunities across the region.


The Role

Yass Valley Council has a position available for a Heavy Plant Mechanic to join a professional and skilled Workshop and fleet team. This is a diverse and fast-paced role with a variety of work scope responsible for undertaking effective maintenance and repair of Council's fleet and plant assets.


Key Accountabilities

  • Perform maintenance tasks including inspection and servicing of heavy plant and equipment and light vehicles with minimum disruption to works and construction activities.
  • Support Workshop Supervisor in the daily activities in Councils workshop.
  • Perform fault diagnosis and obtain parts and materials required to effect repairs.
  • Report any major faults or anticipated faults or breakdowns to Supervisor.
  • Complete and maintain accurate service and administrative records in compliance with corporate record keeping requirements.


Essential Requirements

  • Trade qualified Heavy Plant Mechanic with a minimum of two years demonstrated experience working with heavy plant.
  • Sound knowledge of mechanical systems for larger trucks and heavy earthmoving equipment.
  • Construction Induction (White) Card.
  • HR drivers licence or the ability to obtain prior to commencement.



We are committed to creating a positive culture and strong team environment, and offer a range of benefits:

  • Targeted training opportunities
  • Education assistance program
  • Long Service Leave After 5 Years
  • 9 Day Fortnight 
  • Health & Wellbeing program - flu vaccinations, and injury prevention program.
  • Job security in a local government position
  • An inclusive culture where all our people are valued, EEO, diversity and differences are respected
  • A focus on our peoples safety and wellbeing.



Ranging from $56,654 - $61,186 Plus 9.5% Superannuation depending on skills and experience.



This is a permanent full-time position with a nine-day fortnight.


The Position Description containing detailed information on the role is available on Yass Valley Councils website ; https://www.yassvalley.nsw.gov.au/our-council/employment/positions-vacant/article/1132


How to Apply

Applications must be sent to [email protected] and must include the below;

  1. A cover letter which addresses your ability to undertake the Key Accountabilities and evidence you meet the Essential Requirements as outlined in the Position Description (2 pages or less)
  2. Response to the Targeted Questions below (1 page)
  3. Your CV as relevant to this role (5 pages or less)
  4. A copy of your Driver Licence as relevant to the role.
  5. Proof of right to work in Australia eg birth certificate, passport, visa.


Targeted Questions

  1. Demonstrate your experience as a Heavy Plant Mechanic detailing the machinery and equipment you have regularly services


by 5pm on Monday 12 April 2021.

06/04/2021 $0 Tumut, Southern Highlands & Snowy 1 Trades & Services
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