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Forklift Technicians / Material Handling Equipment Engineers / Heavy Plant Engineers - AUSTRALIA (Sydney / Melbourne / Brisbane)

Are you an experienced engineer working with forklifts / material handling equipment / heavy diesel / heavy plant equipment / construction equipment / mobile cranes / mining equipment / excavators / dumper trucks / diesel locomotives?

I am currently helping one of Australia’s largest suppliers of materials handling equipment source qualified and experienced Field Service Technicians from the UK for their operations across Australia. With over 40 years’ experience, the company has grown to 500 employees and a $400million turnover by offering the best quality of service to its customers and by being a great place to work.

Position Summary

The Field Service Technician is responsible for conducting scheduled maintenance, breakdowns and repairs on customer and company owned materials handling equipment. This is a field based position and is responsible for a company owned tool of trade vehicle.

Our Service Mechanics/Technicians deliver excellent service to our customers when it comes to breakdowns, fault finding and servicing and are provided with tablet technology to efficiently manage their days. This will be an autonomous role for someone who is confident working on their own with no two days being the same.

Key Responsibilities

  • Complete daily allocated service jobs as assigned through online tablet
  • Perform scheduled servicing on materials handling equipment and complete in line with company standard service times for scheduled maintenance
  • Order spare parts through the Spare Parts Department where required and ensure the parts are allocated to the job
  • Close off job on tablet and advise the Service Coordinator of completion prior to leaving customer site
  • Proactively highlight opportunities for additional retail service or repair work and initially advise the customer and report the opportunity to the Service Coordinator for quoting

About you

  • It is essential that you are a time served apprentice or hold an equivalent qualification (NVQ Level 3).
  • A minimum of 2 years recent experience gained in the servicing, diagnosing and maintenance of forklift/materials handling equipment or other heavy diesel equipment such as construction, dockside, mining.
  • Preferably have experience in a field service or customer facing environment.
  • Excellent communication and customer service skills.
  • Capable of working on your own, with a sense of urgency in a fast paced environment.
  • Full current driving licence.
  • UK passport holder.
  • Covid vaccinated to attend clients sites (or willing to be).
  • Clean criminal record.
  • Capable of passing a standard pre-employment medical assessment.

Please note that we can only accept applications from candidates aged 42 or less (to allow for 2-3 years working on a temporary visa before applying for permanent residency).

What’s on offer

An extensive relocation package is provided including your initial flight to Australia, serviced accommodation for the first 2 weeks, new tools (or ship your toolbox) and relocation allowances. The visa for you, your partner and your children will be sponsored by my client, they will cover all costs of the visa application and provide a migration agent to manage the application process for you. Your working visa is valid for up to 4 years and is a direct route to Permanent Residency for those who wish to stay. The visa application process typically takes between 8 and 16 weeks and will commence once a job offer has been accepted, with flexible start dates. Interviews will be conducted remotely via Microsoft Teams.

These positions are fully employed and include the following:

  • Basic salary in the region AUD $80,000 to $85,000
  • Very attractive overtime and call out rates on top of basic pay
  • Minimum guaranteed pay rise of 3% per annum as part of Enterprise Bargaining Agreement
  • Use of a company van, mobile and tablet
  • 20 days annual leave plus c.10 days public days (varies slightly from state to state)
  • 10% superannuation contribution (pension)
  • Regular 38 hours Monday to Friday
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Discounts on car leasing/purchasing    
  • Employee Recognition Program

My client has a large multi-site operation with vacancies across all major cities in Australia. For those who wish to experience different locations during your stay, we can help with this too!   

If you wish to know more, please contact me at rob.brunt@chargetechnical.co.uk. I am a UK based recruiter who helps Australian companies find skilled tradespeople looking to move to Australia and live the dream!

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