Heavy Vehicle Mechanic & Leading Hand Mechanic
Landsdale WA 6065

About Horizons West

Horizons West is proud to be part of Kelsian Group Limited, Australia’s largest integrated land and marine, tourism and public transport service provider with established international operations in London and Singapore. As a leading bus and charter company based in Perth, Horizons West provides effective transport solutions to a variety of customers and industries throughout Western Australia. With over 140 vehicles in varying shapes and sizes, and operations based over two sites in key industrial areas of Perth, we supply a diverse range of bus & coach charter services to meet our clients needs. Our in-house, purpose-built workshops located at each Depot are designed to maintain our fleet and our customers’ vehicles to the highest standard.


About the Role

We are currently seeking 1 x Heavy Diesel Mechanic and 1 x Leading Hand Mechanic to be based at our Landsdale Depot on a full-time basis.


The main job tasks and responsibilities for the Heavy Vehicle Mechanic include, but are not limited to:

  • Perform routine services and inspections on all vehicle types
  • Diagnose and rectify vehicle faults/defects
  • Coordinate breakdown repairs and recoveries as required
  • With assistance from the Workshop Manager, liaise with contractors & suppliers to ensure cost-effective provision of external labour & parts
  • Communicate with the Operations Department to ascertain availability of vehicles requiring service or repair and/or to notify of vehicles out of service
  • Complete maintenance and repair work and record in the relevant operating systems.
  • Provide guidance and instruction to apprentice technicians
  • Promote & enforce safe work practices & adherence to relevant company policies & procedures

In addition to the above, the Leading Hand Mechanic is also responsible for:

  • Providing leadership, instruction, and support to small workshop team at our Lansdale Depot.
  • Monitoring employee productivity and providing coaching as required.
  • Organising workflow of scheduled or unscheduled jobs and ensuring employees understand duties and delegated tasks.
  • Liaising between management and employees.


Skills, Qualifications & Experience

  • Relevant Mechanical qualification/ trade certificate

  • Minimum 3 years’ experience as a qualified technician

  • Experience using diagnostics software highly regarded

  • Experience working with buses & coaches preferable

  • The ability to work autonomously & as part of a team

  • Experience mentoring/training less experienced or apprenticed technicians

  • HR Licence or greater

  • Proficient communication skills

In addition to the above, the Leading Hand Mechanic will also have:

  • Proven experience managing a team.
  • Strong leadership skills.


How to Apply


Click APPLY and fill in as much information as you can in the track record section of the application, paying close attention to each question.


We are requesting your resume with your necessary qualifications and experience.



We aim to provide meaningful and sustainable employment opportunities that are free from barriers, support and celebrate the diverse talents of our team members, improve awareness of the value of diversity and inclusion across our organisation, and enable our leaders to champion diversity and inclusion.

  Full Time

    Landsdale WA

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   Posted 26 Mar 24

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