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Automotive Mechanics

Job No: 114449
Location: Mornington Island

  • Multiple opportunities available in the busy workshop of a vibrant, remote community!
  • Attractive base salary circa $53,352 plus super!
  • Fully furnished & highly subsidised accommodation, 6 weeks annual leave, and 2 flights per year to point of engagement!

About the Opportunities

Mornington Shire Council now has multiple opportunities for Automotive Mechanics to join their team on Mornington Island on a 1 year, full-time contract basis. Council is looking for Light Vehicle, Diesel, Electrical, Hydraulic or otherwise good 'All-Rounder' mechanics.

Reporting to the Workshop Manager, these positions will be responsible for servicing the Council's fleet of vehicles and plant equipment assets, in addition to assisting the Workshop Manager with operating commercially viable private works for the local community. The Council automotive workshop services all of Mornington Island, including the supply of vehicle and outboard fuel.

Some of your key responsibilities will include:

  • Undertaking vehicle services, repairs, and maintenance for Council, community and third party vehicles;
  • Reporting any tools and equipment that require repair or replacement to the Workshop Manager;
  • Organising quotes for private works, operating an effective booking system, and servicing these vehicles within dedicated timeframes;
  • Ensuring that work is performed and waste is disposed of within both Environmental Protection Act legislation and Council policy;
  • Recording Individual Vehicle Reports for Council vehicles and performing basic administrative duties including answering calls, photocopying, data entry, and filing;
  • Delivering a consistently high level of customer service to the local community; and
  • Providing leadership, overseeing, and training Apprentices and Trainees to complete competences.

What you need to succeed

Council is seeking reliable and consistent candidates who are trade qualified and hold formal qualifications in a relevant field, such as a Cert III in Automotive Mechanical Technology or similar. 

Although not required, any experience in a supervisory capacity will be highly regarded, as will experience in operational and policy management or workplace assessment and training.

You will need to be highly organised and skilled in prioritisation, in addition to having computer literacy and data entry skills.

Critical to your success in one of these roles will be the willingness and resilience to live and work in a highly remote location. You will be comfortable living and working with people from all different cultural backgrounds, including Indigenous Australians, and will be unbiased, hardworking, honest and respectful in all of your dealings with the community and other relevant stakeholders. 

Please Note: Mornington Island is a dry community.

About the Benefits

These are rewarding and challenging positions in a remote location. You will be joining a team of resilient, passionate and dedicated individuals working together to support the local community.

On offer is an attractive base salary circa $53,352 plus super and an excellent range of benefits including:

  • 6 weeks annual leave
  • Fully furnished, highly subsidised accommodation
  • Relocation Assistance
  • Opportunity for career progression
  • 2 return flights per year to point of recruitment

This is a great opportunity for those starting their mechanical careers to gain experience with a diverse range of vehicles and plant, or for those wanting to utilise their existing skills in a varied and unique environment - Apply Now!

About Mornington Shire Council and Mornington Island

Mornington Shire Council provides a range of services to twenty two islands of the Wellesley Group in the Gulf of Carpentaria, in the State of Queensland. Mornington Island is the largest island in the group with the main township of Gununa, housing the majority of the population. Mornington Island is located 125kms north-west of Burketown, 200kms west of Karumba and 444kms from Mount Isa. 

The islands are renowned for their windswept beaches lined with sea-oak trees, rocky outcrops and mangroves. The surrounding sea is abundant with fish and marine life, such as turtle and dugong. The Lardil, Kaiadilt and Yangkaal people manage a number of land and sea management projects aimed at maintaining the unique natural environment and supporting future generations to live off the land.

Please note: Prior to employment you must also:

  • Hold a current 'C' class Drivers License with manual driving capacity;
  • Undertake a new criminal history check; and
  • Be an Australian resident or provide the current, relevant Visa to work within Australia.

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