Light Vehicle Mechanic / Heavy Diesel Mechanic

Light Vehicle Mechanic / Heavy Diesel Mechanic

Ventia | Townsville City, QLD, AU

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The Role
A permanent opportunity has come available for a Light Vehicle / Heavy Diesel Mechanic to join our team on the Defence contract at the Townsville Lavarack Barracks. 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, Armoured vehicles not limited to PMV Bushmasters, M113 Personnel Carriers, ASLAV’s and M1A1/M88 Battle Tanks

Qualifications, Experience and Knowledge

Trade certificate III (Heavy Vehicle Mechanic)
HR Driver's licence (desired but not essential)
MR Driver’s Licence (desired but not essential)
Automotive air-con certificate (desired but not essential)
Previous experience on military vehicle repair (desired but not essential)
Demonstrated ability to inspect, repair and maintain light, medium and heavy vehicles
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 up to the level of Negative Vetting Level 1 to apply.


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 team

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: 140070