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Mechanic Workshop

Coffs Harbour City Council

Date posted: May 27, 2024

Closes: Jun 23, 2024

About the role

The position of Mechanic Workshop is responsible for the efficient and effective repair, servicing, and maintenance of the City's plant and equipment, including the care and maintenance of mechanical workshop tools and equipment.

The ideal candidate will have demonstrated experience in the repair and maintenance of earthmoving/construction plant and heavy vehicles, and experience in implementing and monitoring procedures to coordinate commissioned works.

We value work-life balance and offer flexibility to our employees. We are committed to providing a supportive and inclusive work environment that fosters career growth and development opportunities.

If you enjoy a hands-on role and demonstrate a strong customer-focused approach to internal and external stakeholders, apply today!

For additional information please refer to the attached position description.

Do you have these key attributes?

  • Focused and positive approach to continuous improvement.
  • The expertise to communicate effectively across multiple platforms.
  • Skills to manage and prioritise tasks.
  • The ability to accurately complete documentation; including service records and plan sheets.

What's on offer?

  • Salary Range 69K - 77K per annum + weekly tool allowance plus Superannuation
  • Permanent Full Time 38 hours per week
  • Options to accrue flex time and flexible working arrangements.
  • Generous leave entitlements - long service leave after 5 years
  • Scope for performance-based salary increases every year.

Essential Qualifications and Experience

  • Trade qualifications as Motor Mechanic.
  • Demonstrated experience in the repair and maintenance of earthmoving/construction plant and Heavy Vehicles.
  • Current Medium Rigid (MR) Drivers Licence.
  • WHS Construction Induction Certificate (Whitecard)
  • RTA vehicle inspection certificate.


  • Significant relevant experience as a Heavy Vehicle/Plant mechanic.
  • Trade qualifications in Heavy/Commercial, Mobile Plant.
  • Experience in welding and fabrication.
  • Heavy Combination (HC) Drivers Licence or Heavy Rigid (HR) License.
  • Forklift Operators license.
  • Vehicle Loading Crane - VLC certification (Hiab crane ticket).
  • Confined Spaces certification (valid training within 2 years).

The City of Coffs Harbour

We support our people to provide them the scope to deliver outcomes, working together to seek solutions both internally and externally while being transparent and responsible in all that we do.

Interested in a dynamic career working in one of NSW's most beautiful regions? Coffs Harbour is a thriving community with something for everyone! There has never been a better time to join our team. Check out the benefits of living on the Coffs Coast

Want more information?

If you have questions in relation to the position, please reach out to Team Leader - Fleet, Aaron Sumskis via phone 0428 430 857 or email

If you have questions in relation to your application or the recruitment process, please reach out to our Talent Acquisition Team via email


The application process and further details, including the Position Description, can be found on our Careers Page:

Please note applications for this position will be open for 4 weeks. To be considered please apply ASAP as all candidate interviews will be occurring throughout the open-for-application stage. Should a successful candidate be appointed this campaign will close before the closing date.

The City of Coffs Harbour is committed to the principles of employment equity and diversity and encourages applications from people of all ages and backgrounds to apply.

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