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Plant Mechanic : Melbourne, Australia


Acorn Global Recruitment is working with one of Australia's premier heavy equipment sales, hire and 'lift and shift' companies with over 30 outlets across Australia.

Due to sustained continued growth they are seeking a Plant Mechanic to be based at their workshop in Melbourne, Victoria.

Position summary:

*To undertake the safe and timely repair, maintenance and preventative maintenance of
all hire equipment, vehicles, plant, buildings including portable toilets in a
condition suitable for immediate hire.
*To provide quality customer service and public relations.

Key responsibilities will include:

*Liaising and receiving priority job allocations from the Leading Hand/Manager/Senior
hire Controller/Transport co-coordinator/Hire controller as applicable to branch.
*Cleaning and maintaining all hire equipment, vehicles, plant and buildings etc by
checking, repairing, servicing, fault finding, testing and tagging in accordance
with all legislative requirements.
*Maintaining a record log of all checks conducted including any electronic monitoring
systems allocated to each item of equipment and file accurately ensuring
accessibility of documentation and records.
*Blue Tag the returned and checked hire equipment and store in the appropriate area.
*Making requests for all required parts, equipment and resources to complete duties
through appropriate procedures and channels within the organisation.
*Assisting customers in loading and unloading hire equipment, check trailer lights
and connect cables.
*Undertake and conduct quality customer service, answer telephones and take orders
when necessary.

Driving and delivery:

*Undertaking relief delivery and driving duties within abilities including loading
and unloading trucks and trailers with equipment to support transport
and operations.

General responsibilities:

*Ensuring the procedures concerning Occupational Health and Safety are followed.
including active participation in Job Safety Analysis.
*Ensuring a safe working environment for themselves and all visitors and
fellow employees.

Mandatory requirements:

*Broad industrial and maintenance experience.
*Apprenticeship trained.
*City & Guilds level 2 / NVQ2 minimum required qualifications.
*Good mechanical aptitude and experience.
*A current driver's license.
*MEWP / EWPA ticket.
*Work platform ticket.

Preferred requirements:

*First aid certificate including CPR.
*Truck endorsed driving licence.

Skills and knowledge:

*Broad mechanical skills and qualifications.
*Knowledge of the maintenance and use of all hire equipment.
*Well developed communication and interpersonal skills

Aptitudes and abilities:

*Able to follow instructions.
*Able to work collaboratively and harmoniously as a member of the team.
*Able to work independently without constant supervision.
*Able to remain productive without supervision.
*Able to work within a time frame.
*Aptitude for communicating effectively.
*Flexible in approach to work.
*Willingness to learn new mechanical skills and new equipment use and
repair procedures.

Apply online today if you are interested in the great opportunity.

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Skills and experience

Plant mechanic, diesel, repair, diagnosis, fault find, earthmoving, construction

About Acorn Recruitment

Acorn Recruitment

The award-winning Acorn Group is one of the UK's leading recruitment and training companies.

On-going research confirms that over 96% of our clients would happily recommend Acorn to others (industry average is 87%), and 98% of job-seekers find Acorn's service levels to be better than other agencies (industry average is 77%).

These figures are testament to Acorn's philosophy that people are at the heart of our business and why Acorn is the partner of choice for many national and international organisations, and job-seekers alike.

Acorn offers permanent, temporary and contract recruitment solutions to employers, supported by a portfolio of training, learning and development solutions.

Acorn is a member of the Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC) and is Investors in People and ISO accredited.

Melbourne, Australia, Australia & Oceania

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  • Salary
    £37,500 to £39,500 per year
  • Benefits
    pension, overtime, other benefits
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  • Company
    Acorn Recruitment
  • Posted By
    Ms Christina Harris
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