12 Mar 2018

Full-Time Underground Mechanical Technician – Hunter Valley

WesTrac – Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia

Job Description

WesTrac require a “Underground Mechanical Technician – Hunter Valley” in Hunter Valley NSW:

About the company

WesTrac is an equipment solutions company and one of the world’s leading Caterpillar Dealerships. Operating in NSW, ACT and WA, we supply equipment solutions to thousands of customers across the mining, construction, transport, forestry, agriculture and power generation sectors. At WesTrac, our primary focus is our people. We know that our success is the result of more than 3,000 talented people working together to achieve amazing outcomes. Now, as we look to the future and our goal of becoming the first choice in equipment solutions, we’re more focused more than ever on harnessing the best talent for our business.

About the role

We are seeking an experienced and trade qualified Mechanic to join our underground operations team performing preventative maintenance, installations and breakdown work to Caterpillar longwall equipment on customer sites in the Hunter Valley region.

With constant pressure for greater productivity, improving the performance of longwall systems remains a key goal for mine operators. In this position you will add value to our customers operations, achieving maintenance and operational targets.

About the location

The Mount Thorley branch is 2.5 hours northwest of Sydney and services the Hunter Valley region. Its fleet of over 80 field service vehicles is operated by a team of skilled mechanics, who travel to various mine and contractor sites to repair machinery on site.

About you

  • Mechanical trade qualification with a minimum of 3 years post trade experience;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Caterpillar longwall equipment;
  • Diagnostic and fault finding/root cause analysis skills;
  • Attention to detail, ability to analyse problems and provide appropriate solutions;
  • NSW drivers licence with the ability to travel, sometimes at short notice due to the nature of the role;
  • Dedication to maintaining and promoting safe work practices;
  • Underground longwall experience is highly desirable.


WesTrac offers a competitive salary and benefits scheme commensurate with industry standards. We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity. We provide our employees with learning and development programs designed to encourage their professional and personal development. Other employee benefits include company funded income protection, salary packing options, discounted corporate private health plan, and a Fitness Passport allowing access to 200+ gyms and pools at discounted rates.

Apply today

If you believe you have the skills and experience to succeed in this role, please submit your cover letter and resume for consideration via the link. Make the move with an industry leader today!

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Job Categories: Other Occupations. Job Types: Full-Time. Occupation: Technicians and Trade Workers.

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