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Workshop Leading Hand

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Location: Forrestdale, Western Australia, Australia
Job ID: EGKJ7_1608075648
Date Posted: Jan 15, 2021
Segment: Construction Machinery
Business Unit: Hitachi Construction Machinery
Company Name: Hitachi Construction Machinery (Australia) Pty Ltd
Profession (Job Category): Repair & Maintenance
Job Type (Experience Level): Experienced
Job Schedule: Full-Time

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About Us

Hitachi Construction Machinery Australia (HCA) is a global brand providing a variety of machinery for the Construction, Mining and Forestry industries. At the heart of HCA's trusted and reliable equipment lies a team of talented and dedicated people committed to providing industry-leading machinery and solutions.

The Opportunity

Hitachi is actively seeking a quality focused individual to join the team in the position of Workshop Leading Hand for our brand new, state of the art Forrestdale site. Reporting to the Modularisation Co-ordinator you will be responsible for planning, organising and leading the Perth Modularisation operations to meet customer requirements, while working closely with the Modularisation Co-ordinator to achieve department budgets and allotted KPI's.

As a key member of the team you will also be responsible for:

  • Maintain work schedules to ensure efficient utilisation of equipment and resources
  • Be responsible for the day to day activities of workshop personnel and ensure labour is used most effectively
  • Liaise with stakeholders pertaining to machine performance, product, workmanship, and warranty
  • Ensure all output conforms to strict quality guidelines and processes
  • Ensure HCA employees and contractors comply with all WHS responsibilities and that a safety-first culture is a consistent behaviour within the department

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • Relevant diesel or mobile plant mechanic trade qualifications
  • Leadership skills and the experience and ability to get the team to work cohesively
  • Demonstrated safety focus with a strong understanding of WHS principles
  • Experience in the maintenance of mining equipment (Hitachi exposure would be a distinct advantage)
  • Excellent time management with the ability to effectively manage multiple responsibilities
  • The ability to use initiative to contribute and support continuous improvement, and drive change
  • Heavy Rigid drivers licence and High-Risk Work licences (forklift, dogging, working at heights, etc) would be highly regarded


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

  • A competitive rate + super + overtime (where required) & the potential to earn bi-annual bonuses!
  • A permanent long-term career in a growing business
  • Discounted health insurance premiums & access to the Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Supportive management who value your input in finding new and improved ways to achieving success
  • Be a part of a leading OEM which genuinely values and ensures you are happy and safe at work!

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 on any basis and wholeheartedly value diversity at our company.

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