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Mechanic Workshop Manager

ALPA - Adelaide, SA

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About ALPA

We are the Arnhem Land Progress Aboriginal Corporation (ALPA) and our mission is to operate successful and responsible businesses emphasising local employment, training, career pathways, customer service, and safety.

Having been in operations for nearly 50 years, from humble beginnings, we have grown to be Australia's largest financially independent Indigenous corporation, employing over 1,000 employees across 27 remote locations throughout NT and QLD. We strive to improve the health, quality of life, and economic development of our members, giving primacy to their cultural heritage, dignity, and desire for opportunity and equality with their fellow Australians.

About the role

We are currently seeking an experienced Mechanical Workshop Manager to join the team at the Ramingining site. This position will see you inspecting and repairing vehicles, machinery, and light trucks as well as overseeing maintenance inspections, monitoring inventory and liaising with internal and external key stakeholders to ensure work is delivered on time to a quality standard.

This full time position is based in Ramingining, Northern Territory

  • Undertake mechanical workshop duties
  • Supervise staff and trainees
  • Perform and report on Diagnostic data
  • Monitor inventory and order new parts as required
  • Keep equipment operating by following operating instructions; troubleshooting breakdowns; performing preventive maintenance; calling for repairs
  • Identify client’s needs and explain/demonstrate ALPA’s services to them, which may involve technical descriptions of products and the way they may be used.
  • Completing routine tasks, Mechanical repairs, but not limited to; engine tune-ups, oil changes, tyre rotation and changes, wheel balancing, replacing filters.
  • Promote a Health and Safety culture within the business.
  • Other adhoc tasks as directed by the Area Manager
Skills and Experience
  • Trade qualification of Light Vehicle Mechanic or equivalent
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience in a workshop setting
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work with people at various levels from shop floor to senior management
  • Ability to work on a wide array of makes and models
  • Experience working with petrol and diesel motors highly regarded
  • An understanding of the complexity of Indigenous community dynamics, including the social and economic circumstances faced by many Indigenous people and communities
  • Hold a current NT drivers licence or have the ability to obtain
  • Ability to obtain an Approved Inspection Licences from the Motor Vehicle Registry

  • Work with Australia’s largest independent Indigenous Corporation
  • 11.5% super | 7 weeks annual leave |Salary Sacrificing
  • Shared accommodation and utilities provided
  • Career development and progression

Applications must be limited to a one-page application cover letter and an attached resume that should include relevant work history and contact details for two nominated referees including where possible your current supervisor.

All applications will be treated confidentially and only those with the rights to work full time in Australia will be considered.

ALPA is an equal opportunity employer and we encourage people from diverse backgrounds to apply. We also encourage people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background to apply.
For further information please contact the recruitment team via recruitment@alpa.asn.au