Northern Grampians Shire Council


Job Description

Are you an experienced mechanic wanting to take the next step in your career? 

We have an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic, reliable and motivated person to join our Operations team at Northern Grampians Shire Council. 

Our Operations team work between 7.00am and 4.00pm.



Job Type Full Time
Tenure Permanent
Location Stawell
Package $32.64 per hour (including industry and maintenance allowances) plus superannuation
Position Description Mechanic
Closing Applications close Monday 27 May 2024


About Northern Grampians Shire Council

Northern Grampians Shire Council has a diverse employment base, across 14 worksites in the Grampians Region of Victoria. We offer flexible work arrangements, providing access to relevant training and professional development opportunities with a variety of employee benefits. We promote innovation, responsiveness, respectfulness and continuous improvement as our core values. Being a smaller organisation, we can provide you with opportunities to act in leadership roles, transition between teams and participate in a range of collaborative projects with other team members or the wider community. We provide a supportive and flexible environment that values the balance between work and our employees’ personal lives. 

Why join us?

In addition to the picturesque landscapes at our backdoor, there are many other benefits to working for our innovative and vibrant Northern Grampians Shire Council. These include:

  • Fortnightly RDO: Enjoy a well-deserved break and rejuvenate. 
  • Great Team Environment:  A safe, respectful and supportive environment to enable you to thrive.  You will work with like-minded, passionate individuals who love what they do.
  • Professional Growth: We nurture talent and provide opportunities to flourish.
  • Flexible Work Arrangements: To support your work life balance.
  • Salary Packaging Options: Including remote area housing allowances and novated lease vehicles
  • Access to Paid Leave: including purchased leave, paid parental leave, gender affirmation leave and to respond to family violence matters
  • Employee Assistance Program: Your well-being matters – we’ve got you covered.
  • Biodiversity: Explore our Council region’s varied flora and fauna

The Role

This position provides mechanical service involving the repair, servicing and maintenance of Council’s plant, equipment and vehicle fleet. Plant includes heavy commercials, earthmoving, agricultural equipment, light fleet and ancillary items. 

Responsibilities Include

  • Undertake routine servicing maintenance and repairs to all plant equipment as reported on the plant daily inspection checklist/fault report after consultation with Supervisor Plant and Mechanical Workshops
  • Ensure collection and collation of all daily plant checklists and schedule maintenance in accordance with checklists and Workshop Program to ensure all plant is safe and operational
  • Assist in the management and maintenance of service records for Northern Grampians plant and equipment
  • Assist in preparation and scheduling of preventative maintenance for all Council owned plant and instruct drivers, plant operators and other employees on routine inspection and servicing of vehicles, plant and equipment entrusted to their care, reporting problems to the Supervisor
  • Recommend jobs to be undertaken by outside contractors if unable to complete jobs in-house to Supervisor
  • Provide technical advice regarding specifications and assessments for plant purchases as required
  • Perform risk assessments on new and existing plant and equipment
  • Ensure work performed complies with Council standards, appropriate Australian Design Rules (ADR) and VicRoads regulation
  • Interpret manuals and software to identify spare parts and liaise with the Supervisor in regard to parts ordering
  • Correctly use and maintain all personal protective clothing and equipment supplied by Council
  • Be available to attend out of hours’ breakdowns and vehicle retrievals, if required
  • Perform, as directed, other duties that are within the limits of the incumbents’ skill, competence and training. 

Qualifications and experience

  1. Minimum Certificate III trade qualification of Mechanic 
  2. Knowledge of mechanical workshop operations and associated equipment
  3. Knowledge of standards and regulations associated with the mechanical workshop plant and fleet
  4. Knowledge of the latest technology relating to a mechanical workshop, plant and fleet
  5. Safety in the workplace
  6. Safe use and handling of capital and minor plant and equipment 

Selection criteria

  1. Trade qualified Mechanic with some trade experience
  2. Demonstrated experience in the service and repair of plant and machinery
  3. Ability to operate effectively in a team, contributing positively to team operations and working relationships in a friendly and flexible manner.
  4. Demonstrated commitment to OH&S 

How to apply

  • Download and read the position description.
  • Download and read the Candidate Information Pack
  • Attach a resume and cover letter explaining why you are the best person for the job.
  • Submit your application by following the process on this page.

If you’d like to know more contact Mick McQueen, Coordinator Infrastructure Operations at [email protected] or call 03 5358 8700.

Applications close 11.00 am Monday 27 May 2024

Northern Grampians Shire Council is dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive and authentic workplace.  We are an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer committed to providing a safe workplace that embraces and values child safety.


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Job Summary

Stawell Location
Full Time Job Type


Northern Grampians Shire Council
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