District Mechanical Officer (Diesel Mechanic)

• Location | Kangaroo Flat (Bendigo) Workshop
• Full Time | Ongoing
• DMO Grade 1 | $70,169 pa (plus 11% super)
• Work a 9 day fortnight
Job Details
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Department: Country Fire Authority
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: District Mechanical Officer
Classification: See Advertisement
Work Location: Bendigo
Reference: VG/1748803
Closing Date: 08-Oct-2023
Salary Range: See Advertisement
Job Duration: Ongoing - full time
Attachments: PD- DMO Grade 1 2023-08.pdf (PDF, 187KB)
Job Specification

PD- DMO Grade 1 2023-08.docx (Word, 441KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Jodie Clarke

Position Details

The Country Fire Authority (CFA) is one of the world's largest, and most highly regarded, community-based emergency services organisations. We are proud of the work we do in protecting lives and property, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.   CFA strives to be a values-based organisation and an organisation of choice for volunteers and employees, where people with a variety of skills, experiences and backgrounds all add value through the roles they perform.

About the Role:

Are you a Qualified Motor Mechanic keen to secure a position where you can apply your expertise in preventative maintenance, corrective maintenance and approved modifications in a clean environment to well-maintained CFA vehicles?

This is a great opportunity to embark on a rewarding journey with CFA, where you can explore the possibilities of a career path that awaits you!

This role will see you work in our Bendigo (Kangaroo Flat) workshop from the hours of 7:15am to 4:15pm Monday to Friday …. Plus work a 9-day fortnight! All tools and equipment are supplied.

At CFA, we place immense importance on our fleet of firefighting and specialised vehicles, as they are crucial to fulfilling our service commitments to Victorian communities. As part of our dynamic Fleet & Protective Equipment team, the Fleet Maintenance department plays a pivotal role in maintaining, refurbishing, and managing over 2000 first response appliances and equipment.

As a Grade 1 District Mechanical Officer, you'll be entrusted with carrying out mechanical tasks under the guidance of our Officer-in-Charge (OIC). Your primary responsibility will be to ensure that all maintenance work is conducted in compliance with stringent safety standards and CFA maintenance protocols.

In this role, your daily responsibilities will include:

  • Collaborating with the workshop OIC, carrying out preventative maintenance, corrective maintenance and approved modifications to fleet assets.
  • Ensuring fleet assets are maintained in accordance with appropriate industry standards and relevant CFA maintenance procedures.
  • Maintaining accurate records and documentation on work performed.
  • Creation of electronic Work Orders utilising CFA software.
  • Liaison with Brigade members regarding proposed work and work performed.
  • Maintaining reporting to the Officer-in-Charge on maintenance, administrative and technical matters.
  • Ensuring that Industrial Safety Standards are observed.

About You:

The successful applicant will have the following:

  • Motor Mechanic Qualification and hold a Heavy Rigid Driver Licence (note:  Heavy Rigid drivers licence can be obtained within time frames set out by CFA if not held).
  • You must also have the skills and ability to maintain safety at an Incident Scene and render assistance to others (First Aid L2) (note: this can be obtained within the timeframes set out by CFA if not held).

As a mechanic, you understand the importance of teamwork and effective communication in any workshop. Here at CFA, your success will depend on your ability to collaborate seamlessly with your teammates, provide strong communication, and maintaining a safe work environment. Your enthusiasm, proactivity, and initiative are your key assets for excelling in this role

Your Application:

When applying for position, the key to progressing in the selection process is the quality of your application. Your application must demonstrate that you have the qualifications, experience, key attributes and skills required for the position.

Your application should include:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Address the Key Selection Criteria

Submitting your application:

When you click the 'apply' button you will be taken to the online application form. Here you will be asked to provide personal and contact details and respond to employment-related questions.

Pre-employment checks:

Offers of employment will only be made to candidates who:

  • Can provide acceptable evidence of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (minimum of 3 doses) or provide medical evidence confirming an exemption.
  • Successfully complete a National Police History Check and Working with Children Check

CFA is committed to creating and maintaining a diverse, inclusive, and safe volunteer and work environment. Our aim is to have a volunteer and paid workforce that reflects the community it serves.  First Nations people, women, people of all ages, with disabilities and culturally and linguistically diverse people are encouraged to apply. 

Applications close: 11:59pm 8 October 2023.

If at any stage of the recruitment and selection process you require an alternative format to the application material or reasonable adjustment to the interview arrangements, please don't hesitate to contact the person listed on the ad or alternatively, email recruitment@cfa.vic.gov.au

The Country Fire Authority (CFA) values your privacy. We will use the information you provide when you are applying for employment with us for the purpose of recruitment, selection, evaluation and appointment and to report on anonymised key metrics (e.g. diversity). The information we collect will be handled in accordance with privacy laws, including the Privacy and Data Protection Act 2014.   You can view our Privacy Statement here. For access and correction of the information we have collected, contact recruitment@cfa.vic.gov.au

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