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Heavy Vehicle Mechanic

Date: 09-Jan-2023

Location: South Guildford, WA, AU, 6055

Company: Ventia

The Role
A permanent opportunity has become available for a Heavy Vehicle Mechanic or Diesel Fitter to join our team on the Defence contract at Palmer Barracks, South Guildford. Our mechanical crew on the workshop floor are responsible for maintaining an array of different Defence vehicle fleets.


  • Carry out scheduled servicing and vehicle inspections
  • Diagnose and repair vehicle faults
  • Work within timeframes specified to the required work standards
  • Repair or replace worn or faulty parts by removing assemblies such as engines, transmissions and differentials.
  • Reassemble, test, clean and adjust repaired or replaced parts
  • Carry out minor body repairs and minor trim repairs
  • Test and repair electrical systems such as lighting, ignition and electronic fuel injection.
  • Work on a large array of varied Defence vehicle fleets including:

Light, Medium & Heavy road transport vehicles

Qualifications, Experience and Knowledge

  • Trade certificate III (Heavy Vehicle Mechanic or Diesel Fitter)
  • HR Driver's licence (desired but not essential)
  • MR Driver’s Licence (desired but not essential)
  • Automotive air-con certificate II (desired but not essential)
  • Previous experience on military vehicle repair (desired but not essential)
  • Ability to promote a positive HSE culture in the workplace
  • Open and clear communication within a team environment
  • You must be an Australian citizen and be eligible to hold a Defence Security Clearance.


  • Permanent position, long standing client contracts, offering great job stability 
  • Excellent work/life balance, flexible working arrangements with the ability to elect for paid overtime
  • 17.5% annual leave loading
  • 4 week’s annual leave per annum
  • Work on an exciting range of Defence vehicle fleets
  • Genuine career development opportunities and progression across Ventia
  • Supportive management and positive team environment

About Ventia
Ventia is a leading maintenance service provider supporting Australia's Defence Force (ADF). Expand your expertise on unique vehicles and equipment and collaborate with leading professionals across a range of disciplines. As part of our contract with the Australian Government Department of Defence, Ventia provide materiel maintenance support of land-based equipment for Joint Logistics Unit (JLU). We operate in every Australian State and Territory with a 3,000-strong workforce consisting of passionate civilians and Defence Veterans.

Position Reference Number: 148889

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