Heavy Vehicle Mechanic – Remote Maningrida Based

BAC is a large and complex regional community development organisation providing services to homelands in the Maningrida region, administering some 50 grants and managing a suite of businesses and programs including: Housing, Civil Works, Essential Services, Bábbarra Women’s Centre, Bawinanga Rangers, Barlmarrk Supermarket, Fuel Supplies, Mechanical Workshops, Arts and Culture/Djomi Museum, Wild Foods Café, Community Patrol, Employment Services and Money Management Services.

BAC is governed by a Board of Directors who are elected by corporation members every two years.  BAC enacts policies developed at the executive level through the leadership of the CEO and the Senior Management team.

BAC’s mission is to improve the lifeways of our people on land and sea in order to preserve and grow culture and language.

BAC is a values-based organisation with an emphasis on: Trust, Transparency, Innovation and Partnership.  These are principles and behaviours we display when working together.

This position is responsible for  Heavy Vehicle service delivery for BAC Workshop. In order to be successful for this role you must meet the following selection criteria.

Selection criteria:

  • Heavy Vehicle Mechanical Trade qualifications
  • 5 years post trade experience in a similar role
  • Excellent customer services and ability to provide a high standard of mechanical services to the community
  • Demonstrated experience working in a remote aboriginal community environment, with knowledge and understanding of aboriginal protocol and culture.
  • Demonstrated ability work effectively in a team environment
  • Knowledge of the Workplace Health and Safety regulatory requirements
  • Ability to develop and maintain positive stakeholder relationships with all BAC staff, and develop sound working relationships through delivering appropriate and honest support and/or feedback.
  • Ability to Mentor and train indigenous apprentice Mechanics and trades assistants
  • Previous experience supervising and coordinating trades assistants
  • Ability to complete all documentation relating to job cards including vehicle repairs, ordering of parts and other as directed/required to a high standard.
  • Ability to undertake Roadworthy certifications and authorisations in line with NT Government requirements
  • Current valid Drivers licence
  • National Police Clearance with no criminal convictions
  • Current OCHRE Card and First Aid
  • Heavy Rigid or Tow Truck licence
  • Ability to operate Service truck and travel to remote locations/outstations.

In addition the following skills and experience are required for this role:

  • The ability to work in a busy workshop under limited supervision
  • All types of mechanical repairs required in a remote environment including field servicing and breakdowns of machinery located at outstations
  • You must be able to demonstrate the ability to think outside the square and show creative initiative when it comes to repairs offsite
  • Demonstrated experience in the repair of a variety of heavy equipment and light vehicle of various makes and models
  • Must have a current drivers licence.

What we are offering you?…….In return for your skills and experience you will be rewarded with:

A generous salary package
6 weeks Annual Leave
Salary Sacrificing options
17.5% Annual Leave loading
Rent free accommodation if you are relocating to Maningrida
12% superannuation
Most importantly you will have the once in a lifetime opportunity to immerse yourself in culture while creating memories, experiences and engaging with people that will change your life.

This position is in Maningrida, an indigenous community 500 km north east of Darwin. This is not a FIFO role, living and working in a remote community is not for everyone, please consider this before applying.

Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply.

Please submit your application by emailing your current resume and detailed cover letter addressing the essential selection criteria to: human.resources@bawinanga.com

PD – Heavy Vehicle Mechanic 2021

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