Mechanic

About us
We are committed to working together for a thriving community. We do this by delivering over 130 services to our rapidly growing population and working hard to protect and improve what it is that makes Greater Geelong such a great place to live.  

We’re going through an exciting period of change that will help us serve our community better. From digital modernisation to the contemporary office we’re building in Central Geelong, now more than ever is a great time to join our diverse and inclusive team.

About the Role
In this role you will be working in the Fleet team and you will be responsible for the service, repair and maintenance of Council’s vehicles, plant, and equipment.  Working autonomously under the guidance of the Mechanic in Charge, you will have the ability to continuously demonstrate a high level of workmanship, customer service and flexibility.  Much of the work will be scheduled maintenance, however high level problem-solving skills and the ability to work under pressure is essential to allow you to minimise the operational impact of vehicle downtime.

This is a temporary full-time position for six months.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Undertaking effective scheduled servicing, repairs and maintenance of Council’s fleet of vehicles, heavy plant and equipment in a professional, commercially minded and customer focused manner in Council’s Fleet workshops in accordance with manufacturer’s recommendations or established procedures.
  • Providing professional and efficient roadside breakdown services for Council’s fleet of vehicles, heavy plant and equipment.
  • Ensuring all workshop plant, equipment and tools are operated, maintained, stored and secured in a safe manner and in accordance with all relevant legislation, regulations, policies and procedures.
  • Complying with all of Council’s policies and procedures, including appropriate use of personal protective equipment (PPE).
  • Providing information and training to employees and apprentices, as required, to enable them to carry out required maintenance activities on vehicles, plant and equipment.

About you

To be successful in this role, you will have:

  • Certificate III trade qualification as an Automotive Technician, Diesel Fitter or Mobile Plant mechanic.
  • A current unrestricted car, medium rigid, heavy rigid or heavy combination driver’s license
  • Ability to perform manual work, including the lifting of weights, in accordance with the relevant Occupational Health and Safety guidelines.
  • Extensive experience in the servicing, maintenance and repair of wide range of vehicles, plant and equipment.
  • Effective interpersonal communication skills and ability to develop rapport with a range of stakeholders, including team members.

As a member of our team, you’ll enjoy the benefits of:

  • flexible work arrangements
  • paid parental leave (14 weeks)
  • a healthy and safe environment
  • our employee wellbeing program
  • discounted memberships at Swim Sport and Leisure facilities
  • career development opportunities.

Applications and Enquiries
Click the Position Description link to view more information about this position. Applicants must address the Key Selection Criteria as listed in the position description.

Applications close 5.00pm Monday 31 August 2020.

Click the Apply button to submit your application or find out more about this opportunity.

City of Greater Geelong values equal opportunity, fairness and enjoys a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applications are encouraged from people with a disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, and people of all other cultural backgrounds.

24/08/2020 $0 South West & M5 Corridor 1 Trades & Services
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