Apprentice Heavy Vehicle Mechanic - Position No 8150.000

Job No: COWRA78
Location: Cowra, NSW

Position No:                          8150.000

Position Status:                    4 Year Apprenticeship

Hours of Work:                     38 Hour week with RDO every fortnight

Closing Date:                        4.00pm Friday 24 November 2017


About Cowra and Cowra Council

Cowra Council is located in the town of Cowra (population circa 10,000) and the Shire's population 12,500.  The shire has a strong and diverse agriculture base with solid industrial, commercial and retail sectors.  Whilst Cowra boasts excellent medical and education services we are strategically located close to the regional cities of Orange and Bathurst so access to higher end medical treatment and tertiary education is available.

Cowra is a busy and active community with a number of true country experiences from relaxing along the extensive waterways to exploring the tranquil Japanese Garden and Cultural Centre. Residents and tourists alike seek out Cowra's fascinating history, from the days of steam trains to the largest Prisoner of War breakout in modern military history.

Having been declared "Fit for the Future", Council now has a strong foundation to be able to plan for the future and continue to provide the infrastructure and services expected by our community.

Councils finances are healthy and our assets are well maintained.  We have 171 staff and a budget of $34.6 million.  We pride ourselves on our contemporary, professional approach with a focus on customer service excellence.

About the Opportunity

An exciting opportunity exists for a highly motivated and enthusiastic person to join the Infrastructure & Operations Workshop team at Cowra Council, as a Apprentice Mechanic.

Applicants must have an aptitude and interest in mechanics with a desire to successfully complete a four year indentured apprenticeship and gain a Certificate III in Automotive (Mechanical - Heavy Vehicle Road Transport) - Trade qualification.  TAFE NSW will deliver some training via block release in Dubbo or Wagga and candidates must have a willingness to undertake and complete TAFE study outside normal work hours. 

The successful applicant will learn the processes and techniques associated with the repair and maintenance activities of Council's plant and equipment.  Candidates must have the ability to work positively within a team environment with a commitment to providing good customer service.  Successful candidate will have demonstrated ability to problem solve, be physically fit and understand the importance of WHS and EEO with a ‘can do’ work ethic.

Position Details

Please click on the link for a full copy of the POSITION DESCRIPTION.

Further Enquiries

Randall Corby - Senior Mechanic - 0427 293 714

How to Apply

Before you apply for this position, please read the position description carefully to assess your eligibility and suitability for the position. 

You will be required to answer questions relating to the selection criteria on the online application below, your answers will be accessed & rated, so please ensure you take time in providing your answers and give examples of demonstrated experience when requested. 

You will also be asked to attach your current resume which should include two recent employment related referees. Please note that you cannot submit your application without attaching your resume.  A cover letter is not mandatory, but may be added if so desired. 

PLEASE NOTE: Once you have commenced your application you cannot save and continue at a later stage.

Pre-employment Screening

In the event you are shortlisted for an interview, and are then selected to progress to the next stage following interview, you must be prepared to undergo the following pre-employment screening processes as part of the selection process:

  • A pre-employment physical examination, including hearing, drug & alcohol assessments.
  • Please include two work related referees in your resume for reference checking purposes - please ensure your referee details are current
  • Council may also check authenticity of certificates and qualifications








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