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Leading Hand Heavy Diesel Mechanic

BUSWAYS - Lonsdale, SA

Trades & Services
Source: uWorkin

Source: uWorkin


Busways is the largest Australian private bus company and we are committed to becoming Australia’s leading public transport company where we are the ­first choice for our clients, customers and employees. We are currently looking for a self-motivated individual to join our growing Maintenance team as a full-time Leading Hand Diesel Mechanic at our Lonsdale depot.

The Opportunity

This is an exciting opportunity to join a growing company and a supportive, friendly team environment. You will be given the opportunity to grow, develop and take on additional responsibilities during your employment. Our people are our most valuable asset and we work closely with our employees to build on their strengths and help them in developing their careers. The successful applicant should be able to demonstrate their ability to handle difficult situations in a professional, calm and efficient manner.

You will have the opportunity to:

  • Maintain a fleet of 100+ including the latest Euro 5 & 6 models
  • Participate in specific training that will assist in learning the on-the-job requirements
  • Work locally and support your community

Our workshop staff play a critical role within the business to ensure our ever-evolving fleet of vehicles are continually maintained to the highest standard to keep our staff and passengers safe out on the road.

Busways provides ongoing training and support to employees based on their level of experience to enable staff to meet our standards.

The Job

Reporting to the Workshop Supervisor, this role requires you to have a mature and professional approach with excellent communication skills. Your main duties will include:

  • Lead and mentor a team of mechanics, trades assistance, apprentices and cleaners of varying levels of experience, leveraging from their strengths and developing their areas for improvement.
  • Be predominantly hands on and lead day-to-day service work including diagnosis, servicing and minor/major repairs.
  • Lead, control and direct the workshop team to ensure that efficiencies in operation are achieved and monitored.
  • Assist Workshop Supervisor to ensure accurate technician reports, timekeeping and job reports are completed.
  • Ensure the team deliver quality workmanship and enhance the overall customer experience.

Eligibility Criteria

To be considered for this role, you will need to possess the following skills and qualifications:

  • A trade qualification as a Motor Mechanic or equivalent
  • Minimum 4 years experience in the service and maintenance of heavy vehicles,
  • Previous experience in a Leading Hand position or senior mechanic is highly desirable.
  • Must hold a valid SA driver's licence with ability to upgrade to HR/MR licence classification if required
  • Strong focus on safety in the workplace
  • Can-do attitude with a drive to exceed

Our employees are what make Busways work. We have a core focus on employee development and continuous improvement. You will be provided with all necessary training on the various makes and models of vehicles as well as being supplied with all uniforms and safety equipment.

If you think this role is suited to you or you would like to learn more, we would love to hear from you so apply now!

Busways is committed to achieving a diverse workforce and strongly encourages applications from people representing all diversity groups and ages such as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, LGBTI, people with disabilities, religious beliefs and ethnicity.