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Motor Mechanic

Job No: CoW1006
Location: Whyalla

  • Are you a qualified motor mechanic? Are you ready for a one of a kind career opportunity to work for a diverse and progressive Council who is committed to growing and developing our employees?
  • The Whyalla City Council is seeking a motivated and passionate Motor Mechanic to support our mechanical maintenance workshop team to maintain a safe and operable fleet of heavy plant, motor vehicles and minor mechanical plant/equipment.

About the role:

As a Motor Mechanic, you will be using your expertise to maintain, repair, improve and modify a fleet of motor vehicles and mechanical plant to a safe and operable working condition in accordance with relevant legislation, regulations, codes of practice and manufacturer instructions.

Key duties include:

  • Carrying out servicing, inspections and preventative maintenance on vehicles and equipment
  • Completing unplanned maintenance, trouble shoot and address mechanical faults
  • Attending and carrying out maintenance for breakdowns that occur in the field
  • Conducting tests to identify potential faults 
  • Contributing to the planning, preparation and execution of appropriate service schedules including maintaining accurate service records and documentation
  • Undertaking purchasing requirements for spare parts in accordance with procurement processes

About you:

We are looking for a motivated and passionate person who is looking for a rewarding career with Council’s mechanical maintenance team. 

We are seeking an individual who has:

  • Relevant experience and qualifications as Mechanic/Diesel Mechanic
  • Qualifications and/or substantial experience in welding/fabrication (Desirable)
  • Ability to perform and provide skilled mechanical corrective and preventative maintenance
  • The ability to work in a team environment
  • Great customer service skills and a respectful communication style, together with an ability to work as a positive and constructive team member
  • Good computer literacy, reading, writing and comprehension skills
  • A strong commitment and understanding of WHS requirements
  • Good problem-solving skills
  • A current ‘C’ Class Driver’s Licence
  • A current Heavy Vehicle Licence (LR or higher) (HR preferred)
  • The ability to pass a medical including drug and alcohol screening

If this sounds like your perfect role, we want to hear from you!

About the Whyalla City Council:

As a multifunctional regional Council we manage Childcare services, Library, Airport, Cemetery, Crematorium, Infrastructure and recreational facilities including a Visitor Information Centre. 

We are a progressive Council, committed to the pursuit of excellence and are always looking for opportunities to improve the quality of life for our community, now and into the future.

We stand by and embrace our core values in delivering our each and every one of our services: We Care, We Work Together, We are Committed and We Own It.

About the benefits:

  • Permanent full time position
  • Competitive salary + 10.5% Superannuation with the ability to salary sacrifice
  • Excellent Enterprise Agreement benefits with above award rates
  • This is a 38-hour a week role, working Monday to Friday across a 9 day fortnight
  • Opportunities for career growth and professional development
  • Provision of uniform and full PPE
  • Employee Assistance Program and wellbeing support
  • Special Pandemic Leave, and Family and Domestic Violence support
  • Commuting to work when living in Whyalla is no more than 10 minutes

About Whyalla, South Australia:

The City of Whyalla is one of the largest regional cities in South Australia – it is a culturally-diverse community, home to just over 21,000 people. Whyalla offers first-class facilities with a relaxed lifestyle, all set amongst gorgeous natural scenery – an ideal blend between the outback and the sea. Whyalla is a welcoming community with a well-established industry and retail base. Its residents enjoy a comfortable lifestyle with plenty of amenities, events and activities – everything is just 10 minutes away. It also features the new state-of-the-art Whyalla Secondary College, along with the University of South Australia and TAFE campuses offering tertiary progression.

So be sure to Unearth Your Next Step right here in Whyalla – we’re waiting for you!

Further Information:

For more information in relation to position responsibilities refer to the following:

Enquiries can be directed to Tom Spirat, Manager Depot and Roads on 0407 637 757.

The salary applicable for this role is in accordance with the Local Government Employees’ Award and Council’s current Enterprise Agreement, paid at Grade 5 depending on qualifications, skills and experience. The salary commences at $64,942.80 plus superannuation.


  • Applications must include your current resume and must be submitted via Council’s recruitment portal. Scroll down (past the image below) to commence the application process. 
  • Boost your application by attaching a cover letter expanding on your suitability for this role, addressing the position criteria outlined in the Position Description in no more than three pages.
  • Applications close 9.00am Monday 12 December 2022. Late applications will not be accepted.

The Whyalla City Council is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment free from discrimination and harassment.  We encourage applications from all suitably qualified candidates, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People, youth and people living with disability to apply.  All applicants will receive equal consideration for employment.  

The Whyalla City Council is committed to providing a smoke, drug, and alcohol-free safe work environment. Our recruitment process includes a medical assessment, and confirmation of experience/qualifications and may also include competency testing.

The Whyalla City Council is committing to minimising the spread of COVID-19 in our community and all new appointments will be required to have at least 2 TGA approved COVID-19 vaccinations prior to commencement.  Please note shortlisted candidates will be required to show evidence of COVID-19 vaccinations or certified medical exemption prior to attending an interview.

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