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Heavy Diesel Plant Mechanics & Mechanical Fitters


Various Locations, WA, AU

14 May 2024

Do you want to deliver work that truly matters to our community?


There’s never been a better time to join the energy industry! At Western Power we’re working towards our vision for a clean energy future and we’re looking for diverse, passionate people to join our team of world leading experts.


We currently have exciting opportunities for Heavy Diesel Plant Mechanics and Mechanical Fitters at multiple locations including but not limited to: Albany, Kewdale, Narrogin, Picton, and our brand-new South Metro Depot in Forrestdale.

About this role


As a Mechanical Tradesperson at Western Power, you will be required to contribute to the maintenance of Western Power’s heavy vehicle and mobile plant fleet by maintaining high safety standards, scheduled and breakdown maintenance, ensuring availability of the fleet for utilisation in Western Power’s operations Assist in unplanned events and out of the ordinary situations to keep Field Operations work on schedule and potential impacts on large customer base. (Drive operate support vehicles and plant in fault situations)

About you


We are seeking someone with experience and attributes that include:


  • Base Trade qualification (AQF3) in Heavy Duty Mechanical applications – Heavy automotive / plant mechanical (mobile plant)
  • Demonstrated industry experience as a Heavy vehicle / Mobile Plant Mechanic
  • Experienced in diagnosis and repair of hydraulics / low voltage electrical.
  • Highly developed teamwork skills – Must be able to work as part of a high performing team.
  • Valid WA ‘C’ class licence (essential)
  • Valid WA ‘HR’ Driver’s License (Desirable)
  • High Risk licence class EWP (Desirable)
  • High Risk licence class Dogging (Desirable)
  • High Risk licence class Forklift (Desirable)
  • Motor Vehicle Repairer’s Certificate classes HVW and LVW (willing to obtain with first 6-months) 


What’s in it for you


  • Tool Allowance
  • 2 ‘Extra’ Public Holidays annually
  • Fortnightly RDO
  • Option to purchase additional leave.
  • Genuine training and development opportunities


Joining Western Power


Our people play a vital role in creating an innovative, safe, and supportive workplace, living our values and delivering exceptional service to the communities in which we operate.

We are committed to building a diverse workforce and strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disabilities, people from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds, women, young & mature age workers, the LGBTQI+ community.


We are an employer of choice, offering our employees a range of benefits that include:

  • Competitive salary plus 11% superannuation
  • Flexible work arrangements that support part time work, flexible working hours and working from home arrangements
  • Professional Development opportunities including training initiatives and study assistance
  • An award-winning employee recognition and benefits programme
  • Access to five Employee Network Groups – First Nations, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse, Diverse Sexualities and Genders, Women, and People with Disability – which celebrate and communicate the diversity of our workforce and connect diversity and inclusion to our broader business activities
  • The opportunity to purchase up to four weeks of additional leave per year
  • Access to salary packaging, social club activities, and discounted health insurance and gym membership


Important information


We are committed to our Disability Access and Inclusion Plan 2021 - 2027 and ensuring that people with disability have equal opportunities to gain and maintain employment with Western Power. It is strongly encouraged that people with a disability who meet the inherent requirements of the position description apply for this role.


We are also proud to have launched our Innovate RAP in Mar 2022 (Reconciliation Action Plan). Our Innovate RAP outlines our commitment to the Reconciliation journey in WA.


Please note that final stages of our recruitment process require completed Background & Assessment Checks. This includes a current police clearance (issued within the last six months), checks on documentation and references which verify your identity and qualifications, and a medical assessment.


Join us and play a part in powering the future of Western Australia.


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