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Motor Trimmer / Upholsterer

Date: 15-Jan-2022

Location: Amberley, QLD, AU, 4306

Company: Ventia

About Us

Ventia are an experienced facilities and asset manager and a Top 10 Defence industry partner. Ventia has a proud history of partnering with the Australian Defence Force (ADF), spanning three decades. We operate in every Australian State and Territory with a 3,000-strong workforce consisting of passionate civilians and Defence Veterans.

About the Role 

Ventia are currently seeking an experienced Vehicle Trimmer to join a small team at Amberley on our defence contract.

As a Vehicle Trimmer with Ventia you will perform maintenance and repair of textiles relating to plant and equipment. This includes duties such as, fabricate, install, repair, replace or modify upholstery, covers and linings of tents, vehicles and equipment. Additionally, you will also regularly work on large heavy industrial canvas fabrics, therefore a fair level of physical fitness is required.  

The successful applicant will work Monday to Friday on 38 hour week permanent basis. 


  • Operate a range of equipment, tools, including hand and power tools, precision measuring tools and equipment.
  • Assist in non-mechanical maintenance and construction tasks as required
  • Investigate materiel defects and reporting on unsatisfactory materiel, and drafting reports
  • Operating plant and machinery to perform maintenance tasks.
  • Maintaining housekeeping of workshop areas.    
  • Conduct all Vehicle Trimmer maintenance tasks, including technical inspection and classification.


About You


A recognised Trade Certificate III of Proficiency (Vehicle Body – Trimming)

  • Demonstrated ability and experience to inspect and repair damage to motor vehicle trim and other fabric systems
  • Basic knowledge/understanding of handling Hazardous Material. 
  • Ability to learn and use proprietary software necessary to support the position 
  • Current Drivers Licence, car and forklift.  
  • Basic understanding of Computerised Maintenance Management System is desirable. 

The successful candidate will be required to undertake a full medical including drug and alcohol screen, as well as be eligible for an Australian Defence Clearance. As a result of this requirement the incumbent must be an Australian Citizen.


  • Permanent position, long standing client contracts, offering great job stability  
  • Genuine career development opportunities and progression across Ventia
  • Supportive management and team

We acknowledge the importance of our people’s diverse experiences, talents and cultures. Embracing diversity and creating inclusion is a key component of our talent strategy. The creation of a diverse, inclusive workforce is central to our ability to unlock potential and enhance our success.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply for this vacancy.
How to Apply
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Position Reference Number: 126271

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