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Workshop Trades Assistant | Gunnedah

Location: Gunnedah, New South Wales, Australia
Job ID: PTQ8H_1658385960
Date Posted: Jul 21, 2022
Segment: Construction Machinery
Business Unit: Hitachi Construction Machinery
Company Name: Hitachi Construction Machinery (Australia) Pty Ltd
Profession (Job Category): Administration & Facilities
Job Type (Experience Level): Experienced
Job Schedule: Full-Time

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About Us

Hitachi Construction Machinery (Australia) Pty Ltd is a leading manufacturer of construction and mining equipment. At the heart of our machines, our talented and dedicated employees are committed to providing industry-leading after sales service and reliable solutions. We are dedicated to supporting our people, rewarding successes and helping individuals grow. We offer a career path with the future in mind, providing training and development opportunities to help us achieve quality standards. We inspire a safe and healthy working environment through our safety and wellness campaigns so that we can all 'See You Tomorrow'.

Come and discover the opportunity to join the team at Hitachi. We are here for the long haul.

Our Culture

A career at Hitachi provides the opportunity for you to make a difference. You will be a part of a global OEM renown for inspiring innovation, technology and a sustainable future.

Our vision, mission and values is to provide quality in everything we do, with the goal of total customer satisfaction. Guided by our leadership principles, we value our people through open communication and feedback so that you can contribute purposefully towards Hitachi's continued success.

We proudly partner with key charities who make significant positive impacts in paediatric health, indigenous education, mental health and cancer research. Additionally, Hitachi commits to protecting our environment through local initiatives which contribute towards global sustainability goals, ensuring that we leave the world a better place.

About the Opportunity

With our newly constructed workshop, we have multiple Trades Assistant position available to join our team based in Gunnedah. In this role, you will build on your existing mechanical skills, responsible for providing general workshop assistance to our fitters and electricians. This permanent role will allow you to access OEM training while you build a long-term career with a global company.

As a key member of the team your duties will be to:

  • A strong safety focus and ability to work within HCA guidelines
  • Support and work with our team of mechanical and electrical tradesmen
  • Take responsibility for workshop tooling and equipment by planning and returning all tools and reporting any damage
  • Conduct repairs and maintenance works in accordance with OEM specifications
  • Assist in the identification of continuous improvement opportunities within your area of responsibility

Be conversant with and take an active part in all quality procedures

About You

To be successful in this role you will need to have:

  • Mechanical experience and / or aptitude - Light vehicle mechanics are encouraged to apply
  • Basic computer skills
  • Current Drivers License
  • High Risk Work License - Forklift
  • Additional licenses such as rigging, dogging, working at heights (desirable)


We are offering:

  • 7 / 7 rotating day and night shift roster based in our newly constructed Gunnedah workshop
  • Permanent full time position with a leading OEM with a consistent pipeline of work
  • Competitive hourly rate + overtime opportunities + discretionary company biannual bonuses
  • Opportunities for Residential or DIDO applicants
  • OEM training and opportunities for upskilling with access to the latest technologies
  • Exclusive staff discount on a range of goods and services
  • A challenging and rewarding career

Here at Hitachi, we believe that success comes from the partnership of our market-leading products and the quality of our people. We are an equal opportunity employer, do not discriminate and wholeheartedly value diversity at our company.

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