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HEAVY VEHICLE MECHANICS - Full-Time
Smithfield and Hoxton Park
Join an award-winning Australian tourism and transport company
Transit Systems is seeking motivated and experienced motor mechanics to join Smithfield and Hoxton Park maintenance team.
About Transit Systems NSW
In partnership with Government, Transit Systems NSW innovates, designs and delivers public transport solutions that attract passengers because they are easy to use, reliable, convenient and safe. To ensure ease of use, we deliver integrated bus services and transport networks, intelligently easing road congestion and increasing a city’s sustainability and liveability.
Transit Systems NSW is 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. With around 9,223 employees, we are one of Australia’s most experienced and diverse multi-modal transport businesses operating around 3,991 buses, 113 ferries and 24 light rail vehicles, carrying over 257 million customers with where they need to be and want to go.
For more information about Transit Systems, please visit our website
About the Role
Transit Systems Smithfield and Hoxton Park workshops maintains a total of 117 busses including Volvo, MAN, Cummins and Mercedes vehicles in configurations of rigid, articulated and double decker busses. Providing safe and reliable vehicles for Western Sydney.
To be successful you will ideally have/ be:
Tradesperson’s certificate – Motor Mechanic
A HR (Heavy Rigid) driver’s license or ability and willingness to obtain one
Ability to work unsupervised to ensure safe and reliable bus availability
Mechanically minded performing tasks such as condition monitoring, fault finding and diagnosis, performance testing and repair.
Display aptitude towards diagnosis and repairs on multiple bus systems.
A high standard of personal values; punctual, honest, reliable dependable and cooperative, hold a satisfactory employment record.
Using a desktop for varies duties; accessing allocated jobs and detailing work completed and logging parts used.
What to expect as a Transit Systems Smithfield mechanic
A skill-based remuneration, from level 1 to 4 depending on experience, knowledge, ability and class of licence.
A weekly rotating shift 6AM – 230PM or 10AM – 630PM, Monday to Friday
Working together as a team, sharing a common goal of maintaining the fleet through cooperation, knowledge sharing and labour management.
Attending vehicle breakdowns during shift or on a rotating on-call shift for after-hours with a penalty bonus.
The choice of working overtime. Available as either 4 hours before or after shift and weekend servicing work.
Upskilling; Licence upgrades, forklift tickets, specialised vehicle training, Light vehicle mechanic to Heavy vehicle mechanic
Career pathway, acting leading hand role available when level 4 has been obtained as a mechanic, training is encouraged and always available.
Scope of work
Meeting a “peak” of vehicles on road, repairing busses with minor repairs in a timely fashion to ensure every driver has a bus to take on the road.
Adhere to a kilometre-based service schedule, entailing minor/ major services and vehicle inspections. Services are assigned by a Leading Hand and Parts are provided by a Storeman.
Carry out twice yearly fleet inspection for vehicle compliance with RMS. Inspecting vehicles ahead of registration and ensuring fleet quality is optimal for presentation to passengers and inspectors.
Diagnose and repair all aspects of Mechanical systems including but not limited to.
Suspension (airbags, control arm bushes, wishbone bushes)
Steering (draglinks, tie rods, ball joints, steering column, wheel alignment)
Electrical work (lights, voltage issues, alternator and belt faults)
On road break-downs, attending to vehicles on road with various faults from something minor like a damaged mirror to something major requiring a tow such as seized motors and or brakes locked on.
Transit Systems is looking for qualified mechanics to carry out repair, services and fault diagnosis on Diesel Heavy Vehicles. The rates are competitive and overtime is available.
To be successful you will ideally have:
Demonstrated work experience as a Diesel Mechanic (Heavy Vehicle preferable).
Trade qualifications - automotive service and repair, Diesel Mechanics or Heavy Vehicle Mechanics, however Light Vehicle Mechanics are encouraged to apply.
A HR driver’s license or ability and willingness to obtain one.
Ability to work autonomously and within a team environment
Experience in all forms of automotive repairs & maintenance including computer diagnostics systems.
Reside in Australia
As a Transit Systems Employee you will:
Be provided with ongoing training and development
Work in a team orientated environment
Work as part of a shift roster, working PM shifts and weekend work as required
Have the possibility to move within the group, both locally and nationally as opportunities arise
Have or be provided training to obtain your HR license
Earn competitive wages
The role is a rotating roster with the opportunity of overtime.
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.
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