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Warrumbungle Shire Council

Date posted: April 2, 2024

Closes: May 05, 2024

Department: Fleet Services

Reports to: Supervisor Workshop Coonabarabran

Salary Range: $1,116 - $1,274 per 38 hour week + superannuation, with fortnightly RDO

Warrumbungle Shire is strategically positioned on the Newell Highway, a short drive from Tamworth, Mudgee and Dubbo, and just over 3 hours from Newcastle, making Warrumbungle Shire a great place to live and work. Covering an area of more than 12,000km², and with a population of nearly 10,000, Warrumbungle Shire Council is one of the larger Local Government Areas in Central West NSW, home to the townships of Coonabarabran, Coolah, Dunedoo, Binnaway, Baradine and Mendooran. 

This position is located in the beautiful town of Coonabarabran, known as the Astronomy Capital of Australia, which is midway between Melbourne and Brisbane and is known for its magnificent landscape and stunning night skies. The town has medical services, excellent schools, a variety of sporting and social clubs and a thriving tourism industry. With the nearby Warrumbungle National Park, which is also Australia’s first Dark Sky Park, there is plenty to do and explore whether you’re looking for adventure or relaxation. 

With a rich history and stunning landscapes including spectacular mountain ranges, waterfalls, ancient sandstone caves, gorges, and beautiful plains, our scenic location amongst friendly country communities provides an ideal setting for those looking to balance a country lifestyle and career.

At Warrumbungle Shire Council we offer a broad variety of jobs with a range of benefits and career development opportunities within Local Government. The guiding principles of honesty, integrity, fairness and compassion form the spirit of the team along with respect, transparency, passion, trust and opportunity is how Warrumbungle Shire Council strengthens its working environment to deliver on the aspirations of our community. We are an EEO Employer with a commitment to our staff and our vision is Excellence in Local Government. 

Benefits of working for Council

Council are committed to creating a positive working environment and offer a range of benefits for staff, including

  • Long Service Leave after 5 years
  • Fortnightly RDO
  • Support for training and professional development
  • Salary Packaging options to maximise your take-home pay
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • PPE provided
  • Tool Allowance available

The Position

As Mechanic for Warrumbungle Shire Council you will be servicing internal customers as a regular part of the job, ensuring work performed complies with Council standards, appropriate Australian Design Rules (ADR), State regulations and manufacturer specifications. The main duties of this position will involve repairs, maintenance and servicing, in an efficient and timely manner, on a range of Council vehicles, initially including Council’s light plant fleet and later including graders, four wheel drives, tractors, garbage trucks and other vehicles and equipment which the Council owns, both at the workshop and out on the road (ie on worksites). 

Working with the workshop supervisor and other mechanics in the team you will:

  • diagnose problems from mechanical, electrical, hydraulic and pneumatic schematics
  • undertake routine servicing, maintenance and repairs to all plant and equipment
  • repair and maintain all council plant and equipment, including small plant items
  • manage and maintain service records for all Council plant and equipment
  • undertake scheduled preventative maintenance for all Council owned plant & equipment and instruct drivers, plant operators and other employees on routine inspection and servicing of vehicles, plant and equipment entrusted to their care, reporting problems to the Workshop Supervisor
  • provide technical advice regarding specifications and assessments for plant purchases as required 
  • perform risk assessments on new and existing plant and equipment 
  • interpret equipment manuals and vehicle software to identify spare parts and liaise with the Workshop Supervisor and/or Supply Officer for parts ordering.

The tasks will also include scheduling regular maintenance and servicing, and developing a timetable for yearly servicing of Council vehicles. There may also be occasions where you need to be available to attend after hour vehicle breakdowns and vehicle retrievals, although this is rare.

Please click here to view the position description.

Essential Requirements

  • Commitment to Council’s Mission, Values and Code of Conduct
  • Understanding of work health and safety (WHS) in the workplace and commitment to a positive contribution to WHS in the workplace and compliance with Council and legislative requirements
  • Trade Certificate in Automotive or Plant Mechanics
  • Occupational Health & Safety Construction Induction Certificate (“Whitecard”) 
  • Class “HR” Drivers Licence
  • Good oral and written communication skills. 
  • Demonstrated ability to use MIG welder
  • Class C NSW Drivers Licence.

Desirable Requirements

  • Knowledge of Work Health and Safety and its importance at the Council Depot
  • An understanding of Equal Employment Opportunity and its impact upon the workplace
  • Experience in repair of heavy vehicles 
  • Demonstrated ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Thorough knowledge of hydraulics and pneumatic systems
  • Current Authorised Inspection Station Examiner’s Licence
  • Demonstrated ability to carry out fabrication work and follow plans
  • Demonstrated ability to work unsupervised

Applicants should note that Criminal History Checks, as well as alcohol and drug testing, are conditions of employment.

Applications close at 11.00 pm Sunday 5 May 2024.

For enquiries, please contact Human Resources on 6849 2000.

How to apply

Please provide sufficient detail in your answers to the questions as this information is used to assess your suitability for interview.

  1. Scroll down and complete the fields below. Note: Fields marked with a red asterisk* are mandatory.
  2. Click ‘Next
  3. Attach your resume, covering letter and copies of your qualifications
  4. Click ‘Next
  5. Review your application and click ‘Confirm’ to submit your completed application

You will receive an email acknowledgement to confirm receipt of your application. You will receive email notifications regarding the status of your application. It is important that you regularly check your email to ensure you do not miss any notifications from Council. It is also recommended that you check your spam or junk folder and consider adding to your email address book to ensure you do not miss any correspondence in regard to your application.

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