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Heavy or Light Vehicle Mechanic

Job No: RVC522
Location: Casino

Do you have the keys to start this engine? 

We are looking for an enthusiastic and skilled Heavy or Light Vehicle Mechanic to join our Casino team.

The primary purpose of the Mechanic role is to provide a high level of service in the maintenance, repair and servicing of Council vehicles, plant and machinery.

In this role you will:

  • Prepare and apply planned maintenance schedules incorporating manufacturer’s recommendations, best practice, market expertise and workshop/contractor capacity to ensure councils fleet and machinery achieves high levels of service availability and reliability
  • Ensure all aspects of plant and vehicle fleet maintenance records are completed and entered into corporate systems to comply with internal requirements and Chain of Responsibility legislation
  • Support and provide leadership in the day-to-day operations of the mechanical workshop
  • Supervise, lead, manage and actively contribute to a work team including motivating staff
  • Drive a performance culture amongst the workshop team and develop and nurture a customer service focus
  • Communicate effectively with all stakeholders in the provision of information and resolution of routine and minor matters
  • Ensure efficient, effective and quality service is delivered
  •  Apply precise judgement and interpretation of options in problem solving

Do you have

  • Great leadership, communication & conflict resolution skills
  • A strong work ethic & positive can-do attitude with accountability
  • Pride & ownership in your work & reputation
  • A team player mindset
  • Advanced trouble shooting & diagnostic skills
  • Strong mechanical & electrical aptitude
  • The drive to lead by example by enforcing a positive safety-focused culture

Qualification requirements:

  • Trade Certificate as a Heavy/Light Vehicle or Mobile Plant Mechanic 
  • SafeWork Construction Induction Certificate (WHS White Card)
  • Proven competency for Welding & Oxy-Acetylene – Intermediate
  • Current Class HR Driver Licence
  • Competence in the following industry standard practices from a recognised provider:
    o Advanced Hydraulic & Pneumatic Diagnosis
    o Advanced Electrical Diagnosis
    o Advanced Steering & Braking system Diagnosis

About the Role 

Full time: 76-hour fortnight

Salary: Range from $62,998 to $72,446 pa + 10.5% super

Closing date: 11:30pm Sunday, 9 April 2023

Contact: Luke Barber, Senior Mechanic - 0417 415 370

Role Description: Click here

NOTE: As the activities of this position could involve exposure to Hepatitis A and B and Q Fever, the employee will be vaccinated against these hazards or required to provide proof of immunity against these diseases.

About Richmond Valley

The Richmond Valley LGA is the base of the Northern Rivers region of NSW. The area is around three hours from Brisbane and less than an hour to Byron Bay. Richmond Valley and our surrounding areas are some of the most beautiful and desired in the country. Why wait in bumper-to-bumper traffic when you can drive past the gorgeous beaches, through rolling hills and fully embrace the benefits of regional living. Your "office" will range from beautiful coastal villages and country towns to vast fertile farm lands. 

The region's community is welcoming and friendly, which is why it has become a popular location for sea and tree changers who have had enough of traffic jams, congestion and long work hours.

We are proud to have won multiple awards for our culture including: Outstanding Employer of the Year by NSW Northern Business Chamber, and Large Employer of the Year by Training NSW.

Richmond Valley has a generous Leave Management Policy including three weeks sick leave, compassionate leave, and volunteer leave to name a few. Our Health & Wellbeing Program includes Fitness Passports, free yoga each week, free meditation and a fun Health & Wellbeing day alongside many other initiatives.

We are a strong believer in developing those who want to learn more, master their field or enter a new one, our Learning & Development strategy supports professional growth that aligns to organisational need. Leadership is very important to Richmond Valley and we invest every year in our Leadership team with the aim of making all staff at Council empowered and engaged.

Please visit Working With Us for more detail regarding benefits Richmond Valley Council has to offer and here for more information about the Regional Job Precincts.

Our Values

Integrity and Passion

Our Behaviours

We lead by example. We take responsibility. We do what we say. We embrace change. We are community focused. We are in this together

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