Vehicle Technician


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Role Summary

Work within a team of skilled technicians to provide serviceable vehicles to ensure that service delivery standards are met, whilst maintaining vehicles to the service standards required to comply with the Company’s policies and procedures; as well as legislative and LTA contractual obligations.

Principal Responsibilities and Authorities

  • Responsible for maximising personal performance by working efficiently and effectively which should achieve a minimum of four vehicle inspections in a working day – allowing approximately two hours for each inspection;
  • Ensure a ‘right first time’ approach to maintenance, remaining flexible and adaptable to the changing maintenance demands;
  • Deliver a high standard of vehicle repairs in accordance with the approved service regimes and work instructions;
  • Carry out the duties allocated by the Workshop Planning Manager and Engineering Supervisors  ensuring that the required work is undertaken within the specified timelines;.
  • Diagnosing any possible faults with the vehicles and determining the best and most effective solutions for repair and maintenance;
  • Remain up to date with the changing technologies of the fleet and attend the relevant courses when necessary;
  • Proactively contribute to the team performance to ensure that vehicles are maintained to highest standards;
  • Respond to Operations Control requests to attend to on-road repairs;
  • Undertake first-line maintenance of the CFMS and BTS equipment in accordance with the relevant maintenance schedule;
  • Responsible for correctly booking out any parts required to carry out maintenance;
  • Ensure that parts are used in a cost effective manner and identify any areas of concern to the Engineering Supervisor;
  • Communicate effectively with the Operations Supervisors, Bus Captains and the Engineering Team to deliver a reliable maintenance service;
  • Adhere to the Company Health and Safety procedures in relation to working in the Engineering department;
  • Ensure that the correct PPE is worn at all times and that safety equipment is used when working with machinery;
  • Train other employees in engineering procedures and processes as to a level of competency, including trainees/apprentices.
  • Undertake any additional reasonable duties as requested by the Engineering Supervisor and Workshop Planning Manager.
  • Undertake any training and development activities as requested by the Engineering Supervisor or Workshop Planning Manager.
  • Maintain good housekeeping, safety and security of workshop and work areas.
  • Ensure compliance with all workshop procedures, safe work practices and work  instructions.
  • Mentor and supervise assigned staff under your charge.
  • Ensure Zero Industrial accident and compliance to all statutory and or government regulations.

Skills, Experience, and Conditions Specification

  • Flexibility of working hours is essential as shift and weekend are a feature of this role.
  • Hold the relevant trades certificates for the functions undertaken within the position. Minimally possess a NITEC in Automotive Technology, Mechatronics or equivalent.
  • An engineering awareness and familiarity with vehicle component parts;.
  • Experience using computer based inventory systems;
  • Hold and retain a valid forklift operator licence,
  • Possess a valid Class 4A / 4 / 5 Driving license - if not, will be required to obtain within 12 months of commencing employment in the position

Safety and Company Responsibilities

  • To adhere to all company policies and procedures.
  • To take care of your own safety and the safety of others at all times by complying with your responsibilities, particularly in relation to health and safety, as outlined in the company policies and procedures and under the relevant Health and Safety at Work Act.
  • To report to your line managers any injury, collision of dangerous occurrence in which you may have been involved, or are aware of having taken place at your work location, or any concern you have about health and safety issues.
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