Apprentice Diesel Fitter/Mechanic

  • Blackall Tambo Regional Council
  • Blackall Tambo, QLD, Australia
  • 17 Mar, 2021
Full time Engineering, Architecture, and Construction Internship and Apprenticeship

Job Description

This position involves the repair and maintenance of plant and equipment within the scope of current qualifications and experience. Main duties are to ensure that fixed/mobile plant and equipment owned and/or operated by the Blackall-Tambo Regional Council are maintained in a safe, cost effective and operational manner.


  • Perform maintenance tasks including inspection, servicing, repair and overhaul of fixed plant, pumps, road making, earthmoving machinery and other mobile equipment as required as within experience and skill level;
  • Assist in fault diagnosis and rectifications to mechanical equipment and assess part andmaterials required to effect repairs;
  • Prompt reporting to supervisor of any difficulties encountered requiring remedial actions to the Workshop Coordinator;
  • Assist in technical inspections on mechanical equipment and assess parts and materials required to effect repairs;
  • Operate under supervision general metal working tools and machinery dependant on experience and skill level;
  • Physically capable of undertaking heavy maintenance tasks;
  • Prepared to work supervised and unsupervised at various sites throughout the day;
  • Assist with the implementation of preventative maintenance practices and procedures on all plant items. Maintain accurate and appropriate plant maintenance records;
  • Participate in continuous improvement processes, consistent with the principles of quality and customer service;
  • Ability to manage time, cost and quality of maintenance on individual plant items;
  • Carry out all servicing and maintenance of a routine nature as authorised by Supervisor or other mechanic;
  • Authority to stand down plant which is deemed to be unsafe;
  • Undertake general labouring and cleaning duties as required and directed;
  • Ensure that Council’s tools and equipment are stored and locked in a designated area with the management of a sign out and return system. Machinery and plant are kept in good working order, and are used in accordance with the operator’s manual, Council guidelines and relevant legislation;
  • Perform assigned tasks as an individual or as part of a team in an efficient and professional manner having respect for: colleagues and other Council staff; ratepayers and members of the public; Council plant, tools, equipment and machinery; externally hired plant, tools, equipment and machinery; and external contractor’s materials;
  • Complete daily timesheets and other relevant documents as required by established or new Council procedures, recording work completed and maintenance undertaken, including consumables and parts used, in an accurate and comprehensive manner;
  • Undertake and complete all training as required to successfully complete apprenticeship;
  • Other associated duties as required and directed.


  • Proven ability to work within a team-based environment.
  • Working knowledge and proven commitment to Workplace Health & Safety.
  • Full licences and accreditations with relevant governing bodies for plant operations and specialised tasks.
  • Working knowledge of Council operations and Quality Assurance principles.


  • If illness occurs, staff should phone their Supervisor preferably half an hour prior to the day’s start.
  • All work areas are to be kept in a clean and tidy manner.
  • In all instances of overtime, no payment or time in lieu will occur unless authorised by the relevant Supervisor.
  • All Council employees shall abide by and uphold Council’s Code of Conduct and respect the image and ethos of Council, to provide superior services to our clients and community.
  • Employees are to ensure that all licences are maintained and that they do not operate plant and equipment for which they are not licensed or competent. The Chief Executive Officer shall be informed within two working days upon loss, suspension, or expiry of any work - related licence.

Blackall-Tambo Regional Council is an Equal Opportunity Employer

The Council employs people from all sectors. Positions range from Senior Management to General Labourer.

If you are interested in a current vacancy please download and fill out and return the forms below. The Job Application Form must be included with your application.

Please address all applications to:

Chief Executive Officer
Blackall-Tambo Regional Council
PO Box 21

All applications must be submitted with an Application Form and all other information in accordance with the conditions set out in the Information Package.

Employment enquiries should be directed to the Council's Human Resources Department.
Phone: (07) 4621 6600

Job Closing Date

17 Apr, 2021