Heavy Vehicle Mechanic

Date:  3 Jun 2024

RAAF Base Edinburgh, SA, AU, 5111

Company:  Ventia

About the role: 
Ventia is one of the largest providers of Defence Maintenance Support Services across Australia. We have over 20 years’ experience delivering support to Australian Defence Force (ADF).
We are seeking an experienced Heavy Vehicle Mechanics to join our Defence Maintenance Contract (DMC) team in a full-time permanent capacity with good work life balance on offer. 


What we offer: 

  • Secure, permanent full-time role at RAAF Edinburgh.
  • It's a LIFESTYLE - Excellent work/life balance. Hours are 6:45am-3:30pm Monday to Thursday and 7:00am- 12:00pm on Fridays. 
  • Specialist upskilling available - Industry & ADF training options available for suitable candidates.
  • Career progression opportunities available (pathways to ‘get off the tools’) for suitable candidates.
  • An opportunity to work in a dynamic, supportive, and inclusive team culture.
  • Join one of the largest essential service providers in Australia and make an impact.


What you will be doing:

  • Scheduled and unplanned maintenance tasks including inspection, preventative servicing, fault diagnostics, plus a wide range of repairs on light, medium and heavy military vehicles, plant and support equipment, ranging from light box trailers all the way up to jet-turbine ABRAMS Main Battle Tanks.
  • Routine condition inspections/reports (aka ‘roadworthy’ inspections), modifications and upgrades on a wide range of military vehicles like armoured 4WD's, trucks, tracked and other heavy armoured vehicles, infantry personnel carriers etc.
  • Replacing or repairing damaged/malfunctioning parts following inspection. And performing work of a technical nature, on a wide range of military equipment.
  • Successful applicants will adhere to all regulatory and contract specific requirements, as directed by Technical Supervisors.


About you: 

  • Certificate III in Heavy Road Transport Mechanical Technology or equivalent is essential. (Australian recognised qualifications and experience in maintaining steering, braking and suspension systems on heavy, road-going assets is a mandatory prerequisite for this position)
  • Demonstrated experience working unsupervised on Heavy commercial vehicles. (essential)
  • Current Australian HR Driver's Licence. (essential)
  • Demonstrated ability and practical experience to inspect, repair and maintain Light, Medium and/or Heavy vehicle to a medium level of repair. (desirable)
  • Refrigerant handling licence. (desirable) 

Must be eligible to hold a Defence Security Clearance. As a result of this requirement the applicant must be an Australian Citizen. 


About Ventia
Ventia is a leading infrastructure services company, operating across Australia and New Zealand. Our clients are the owners and operators of assets that are critical to our local communities. We pride ourselves on working smart, safely and sustainably, harnessing the latest technologies and brightest minds. With a diverse and proud heritage, we have a track record of delivering essential services to the communities in which we operate.


Ventia is enriched by the diverse experiences, talents and cultures that our people bring to the organisation, while celebrating and respecting the communities we operate in. We are committed to providing a safe and positive environment that provides equal opportunities for individuals of all backgrounds, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, LGTBQI+, Women, Veterans and spouses and people with disabilities.


To Apply
Click Apply and forward your CV along with a cover letter outlining your experience. You must be an Australian citizen and able to maintain a Department of Defence Security Clearance.
Position Reference Number: 158207


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