Field Service Plant Mechanic - Derby residential


Port Hedland, Western Australia, Australia

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Job Posted: 11/12/2018

Job Category:

Trades & Services / Mechanic

Job description:

Fancy a change and love the outdoors? Want to live and work in a unique part of the Kimberly whilst earning $200k+?

WesTrac have an opportunity for a highly experienced field service heavy diesel plant mechanic for a residential role in Derby, WA.

Job Details:

  • Relocation assistance available, with housing and utilities provided
  • 5/2 roster – Monday to Friday
  • 10.5 hours per shift inclusive of a 30 minute unpaid meal break
  • Residential, location and field service allowance paid

This role will support an anticipated are of growth in 2018 in the area. This position will require the successful candidate to provide technical support as an advisor on maintenance and technical issues, undertake regular equipment inspections and prove recommendations for appropriate actions as a result of findings

Job Duties:

  • Carry out repairs, maintenance and servicing on a range of Caterpillar and Expanded Mining Product Equipment
  • Identifying and recommending preventative maintenance on equipment
  • Completion of in field diagnosis and repairs
  • Completing warranty repair work and reports
  • Manage work orders including ordering parts as required
  • Carrying out Caterpillar product improvement plans and product support program
  • Maintaining safe work practices and a safe work environment

Essential Criteria:

  • Heavy Duty Plant Mechanical Trade Certificate with a minimum of 5 years post trade experience in a field service environment
  • Extensive diagnostic and fault finding skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work under pressure in an isolated and remote environment
  • Ability to work flexible rosters and hours at short notice
  • Ability to work and seek out work opportunities without continuous direct supervision
  • Ability to work effectively within a team and have a strong commitment to continuous improvement principles
  • Strive to assist the Customer to achieve machine availability and reliability KPI’s
  • Previous mechanical experience working on Caterpillar products
  • Unrestricted LR Class Drivers Licence as a minimum
  • Proficient in Caterpillar and Dealer systems – ET, VIMS, DBS, SIMSi

Desirable Criteria:

  • Current Forklift Licence
  • Working at Heights, Confined Spaces, DTEC (Gravel Roads Training)
  • Elevated Work Platform
  • Basic Rigging
  • Familiarity with service literature
  • Drill & Excavator experience


Located 220 km north east of Broome, Derby has a rich with cultural history. A community focused town of roughly 4500 people, Derby offers recreation and lifestyle amenities, whilst also being in close proximity to some of Western Australia’s natural attractions and national parks, such as Gibb River Road, Derby Wharf, Windjana Gorge and The Horizontal Falls

WesTrac is an equipment solutions company and one of the world's leading Caterpillar Dealerships. Operating in NSW, ACT and WA, we supply equipment solutions to thousands of customers across the mining, construction, transport, forestry, agriculture and power generation sectors. At WesTrac our primary focus is our people. We know that our success is the result of more than 3,000 talented people working together to achieve amazing outcomes. Now, as we look to the future and our goal of becoming the first choice in equipment solutions, we're more focused than ever on harnessing the best talent for our business.

Company Benefits:

WesTrac offers competitive remuneration packages and many other benefits which include:

  • Salary sacrificing options i.e. airline membership, motor vehicle etc.
  • Discounted CAT products
  • Wellness Program
  • Further education assistanc
  • Discounted health insurance

NB: WesTrac reserves the right to commence the recruitment process prior to closing date

Advertised: W. Australia Standard Time
Applications close: W. Australia Standard Time

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