Apprentice Heavy Vehicle Mechanic - Position No 8150.000

Job No: COWRA110
Location: Cowra, NSW

Position No:                          8150.000

Position Status:                    Full Time (4 Year Apprenticeship)

Hours of Work:                     38 Hour week with a nine day fortnight

Closing Date:                        4.00pm Monday 29 October 2018                

About Cowra and Cowra Council

Cowra Council provides local government services to residents within a geographical area of 2,800 square kilometres. Council employs 182 full time equivalent staff and provides a large range of services to our community.  Working for Council is a stimulating and rewarding career option, providing the opportunity to be part of a team contributing to shaping the success and future of our local community. 

The regional town of Cowra is in Central New South Wales approximately one hour from other regional hubs of Bathurst and Orange. Centrally located and easily linkable to the rest of the state and all major cities in south eastern Australia; and only 2 hours to Canberra or 4 hours to central Sydney.

Cowra is a busy and active community with a number of true country experiences from relaxing along the extensive waterways to exploring the tranquil Japanese Garden and Cultural Centre. Residents and tourists alike seek out Cowra's fascinating history, from the days of steam trains to the largest Prisoner of War breakout in modern military history.

Food and wine buffs can tour the regions boutique vineyards and excellent restaurants to sample the superb local food and wine available.  You'll enjoy the retail and commercial centre of Cowra, where you'll find everything you could want or need in a larger town while still enjoying that wonderful feeling of country hospitality. 

About the Opportunity

An exciting opportunity exists for a highly motivated and enthusiastic person to join the Infrastructure & Operations Workshop team at Cowra Council, as a Apprentice Heavy Vehicle Mechanic.  

Applicants must have an interest in mechanics with a desire to successfully complete a four year apprenticeship and gain a Certificate III in Heavy Commercial Vehicle Mechanical Technology - Trade qualification.  The successful applicant will learn a range of skills associated with the repair and maintenance activities of Council's plant and equipment including but not limited to;

- Diagnose and repair heavy vehicle engines
- Test and repair electrical circuits 
- Service hydraulic systems
- Carry out oxyacetylene welding, thermal heating and cutting 
- Inspect and service engines

TAFE NSW will deliver some training via block release in Dubbo or Wagga and candidates must have a willingness to undertake and complete TAFE study outside of the block training.  Candidates must have the ability to work positively within a team environment with a commitment to providing good customer service.  The successful candidate will need to have demonstrated ability to problem solve and understand the importance of WHS and EEO with a ‘can do’ work ethic.

Position Details

Please click on the link for a full copy of the POSITION DESCRIPTION.

Further Enquiries

Randall Corby - Senior Mechanic - 0427 293 714

How to Apply

Before you apply for this position, please read the position description carefully to assess your eligibility and suitability for the position. 

You will be required to answer questions relating to the selection criteria on the online application below, your answers will be accessed & rated, so please ensure you take time in providing your answers and give examples of demonstrated experience when requested. 

You will also be asked to attach your current resume which should include two referees. Please note that you cannot submit your application without attaching your resume.  A cover letter is not mandatory, but may be added if so desired. 

PLEASE NOTE: Once you have commenced your application you cannot save and continue at a later stage.

Late applications will not be accepted.

Pre-employment Screening

In the event you are shortlisted for an interview, and are then selected to progress to the next stage following an interview, you must be prepared to undergo the following pre-employment screening processes as part of the selection process:

  • A pre-employment physical examination, including hearing and drug & alcohol assessments.
  • Council may also check authenticity of certificates and qualifications

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