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Leading Hand - Mining Assembly

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Location: Forrestdale, Western Australia, Australia
Job ID: MKGJG_1664162235
Date Posted: Oct 12, 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.

The Opportunity

Our Mining Assembly division has an exciting opportunity for a highly skilled and experienced Leading Hand to join our team. In this Perth/site based role, your key focus will be to lead a team of mining assembly employees on the new machine site builds, meeting tight deadlines in a safe manner. This permanent role will allow you to access OEM training while you build a long-term career in a global company. Responsibilities include:

  • Ensuring all new machine assembly is completed as scheduled, whilst setting and controlling the quality of all machines that are assembled on site.
  • Ensuring all onsite builds and commissioning for mining equipment are completed as scheduled, whilst setting and maintaining a high quality of work
  • Maintain housekeeping standards within your allocated area
  • Ensuring all HCA mining assembly employees comply with all WHS responsibilities and that a safety first culture is a consistent behaviour within the department and site.
  • Liaise closely with mining assembly supervisor and sales to ensure that the customer receives exactly what they have ordered and delivery targets are achieved
  • Liaise with stakeholders pertaining to machine performance, product, workmanship and warranty
  • Assisting the mining assembly supervisor with other related duties
  • Responsible for delivery and site assembly for mining machines
  • Responsible to maintain build tooling, containers and Hydraulic Power Pack units

To be successful in this role you will:

  • Ensure the HCA Safety Culture is embraced, displayed and driven from within - safety takes priority over everything else
  • Hold relevant Australian (or Australian recognised) mobile plant trade qualifications
  • Have sound experience, knowledge and understanding of Hitachi civil and mining equipment
  • Have a strong work ethic and excellent communication skills with the ability to build positive, long term relationships
  • Demonstrated experience in leading a team will be highly regarded
  • Must have Forklift/ Dogging/ Rigging and Working at Heights


What's in it for you? We are offering:

  • Permanent Full Time Position in a leading OEM with long term job security
  • Even time roster, i.e. 7/7 or 2/2), flexible roster, ability to work overtime
  • Rewarding pay rate + potential overtime + company biannual bonuses! $$$
  • Rewarding employee benefits on a range of goods and services with exclusive staff discounts
  • Ongoing training and opportunities for upskilling with access to the latest technologies
  • Supportive management who value your input in finding new and improved ways to achieving success

At Hitachi, we value our people and work towards providing guidance on your career path towards a rewarding and successful experience. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer who recruits based on merit and capabilities. We encourage and support a diverse talent pool of skill, ethnicity and gender, to create a wide culture of shared values and enriched experiences in our business.

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