Shift Mechanic

Job No: CN3846
Location: Newcastle

  • Are you a qualified Mechanic, looking for diverse experience as part of a collaborative team?
  • Permanent full-time role (afternoon shift) – 38 hours per week.
  • Flexible work arrangements available, including a 9-day fortnight.

City of Newcastle (CN) is seeking experienced Mechanics to join our Workshop Team based at our Waratah Depot site. This position carries out mechanical works as delegated, ensuring compliance with national standards and completing all relevant documentation, working shifts between 1pm - 9.06pm.

As the successful candidate you’ll be responsible for servicing and maintenance of CN fleet as directed, including garbage fleet vehicles, fixed and mobile plant, light fleet and NHVAS accredited fleet. You’ll work as a team to complete inspections and repairs as required within designated timeframes to maintain CN’s NHVAS accreditation and will ensure all shift ‘Works’ are completed to Original Equipment Manufacturers standards, NSW and Australian roadworthiness / accreditations levels.

You will offer consultation on maintenance and preventative procedures on vehicles and machinery, you'll contribute as a member of the team by proactively engaging in toolbox talks/meetings and completing documentation as required. Additionally, you'll provide a high level of customer service support at the service reception desk and respond to requests in a timely and professional manner.

Find out more about your new career by viewing the position description here.

Why join CN?

  • 38-hour working week with flexible working arrangements, including a 9-day fortnight
  • 4 weeks of annual leave, 3 weeks of personal leave, plus 2 additional paid public holidays
  • 17.5% annual leave loading yearly payment 
  • Paid parental leave for primary carers
  • Industry leading employment conditions
  • Corporate Fitness program from as little as $4.30 per week
  • Access to a range of exclusive CN employee benefits programs including Novated Lease options as well as access to reward and recognition vouchers
  • Annual performance development plans and ongoing training and development opportunities
  • Leading the CN Way leadership program
  • Inclusion, Diversity & Equity (IDE) employee networks and initiatives
  • Access to Health & Wellbeing programs including an Onsite Physiotherapist, Yoga and Mental Health Ambassador Groups

Life at CN

At CN, we value our employees, and their wellbeing takes priority. We encourage employees to make time for what's important and provide the benefits to enable a work life balance.

We are focused on making a real difference in our community and achieving our vision of creating a smart, liveable, and sustainable global city.  We are proud to deliver services valued by our community. 

We champion inclusion so that everyone is valued, and we encourage innovation and creativity. We are committed to creating a safe and inclusive workplace where different styles, backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives are valued, encouraged, and respected.

People with diverse lived experiences (including but not limited to, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians, people with diverse gender identities and sexualities, people from different cultural, racial, ethnic, religious and linguistic backgrounds, people with disability, carers, and veterans) are encouraged to apply.

Application Closing Date: Tuesday 18 June 2024

Remuneration: $82,981.04 + 11.5% Superannuation per annum for a 38-hour week, plus:

  • Fortnightly Tool allowance of $74.44
  • Working Conditions allowance of $17.26 per fortnight and
  • 20% shift allowance for ordinary hours worked after 6.30pm

Contact: Jonathan Mercer - Workshop Manager - 02 4904 3358.

If you need any adjustments to be made to the recruitment process or if you would like to discuss any accessibility requirements, please contact for a confidential discussion.

You must have the right to live and work in Australia to apply for this job.

CN do not accept unsolicited resumes and we respectfully ask that recruitment agencies do not contact us at this stage.

At CN we understand the skills and attributes veterans can bring to our organisation and highly encourage veterans to apply for suitable roles.

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