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Diesel Mechanic


Trades & Services
Source: uWorkin


  • Playing a critical operational role in improving our shipyard effectiveness, vessel availability and reliability
  • Balmain location, ongoing personal development + Free Opal Card
  • First Nations and/or female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply

The role

As part of the asset maintenance team, our Diesel Mechanics play a vital part in the maintenance and repair of vessels within Transdev Sydney Ferries. Your day will start with our pre-start toolbox talk where you will be well informed of your current work orders and allocation of prioritised tasks.

Working in our state-of-the-art Balmain Shipyard, you will work as a subject matter expert and maintain all mechanical equipment including various diesel engines rebuild and overhaul (Yanmar, Scania, Detroit, Caterpillar, etc..), gearboxes (Twin Disc & ZF), clutches, couplings, bearings, valves, and pumps. You will also working closely with our Production Managers to assess work orders, and ensure the relevant equipment/parts are in stock and to maximise our vessel maintenance effectiveness, especially with time-sensitive activities.

Outside of those periods when your work is well managed, you will also provide training and support to other team members (i.e. apprentices and trade assistants, etc..) as well as assist with other general maintenance duties around the Shipyard as required by Production Managers.

What you bring

Essentially, we are looking for a trade qualified Diesel Mechanic who has relevant experience and understanding of engine rebuild process from start to finish as well as knows your ways around taking engine parts out and putting them back together.

To be successful in this role, you will also have strong previous examples that demonstrate your ability to manage teams and projects, working in a multiskilled team environment as well a positive attitude toward uncompromising safety and changes.

It is desirable (not compulsory) also if you have:

  • Forklift ticket.
  • Elevated Work Platform ticket.
  • Working at Heights ticket.
  • Working in Confined Spaces ticket

The benefits for you

In addition to working in the iconic Transdev Sydney Ferries business, you will also be part of the broader Transdev global public transport brand. Transdev is a rapidly growing business and offers great career development opportunities. 

  • A genuine work culture that embraces diversity and employee feedback
  • Free company-funded Opal Card 

About Transdev

Transdev is a world leader in the operation of passenger transport services. We operate in 19 countries around the world, with 83,000 employees and manage 41,000 vehicles. We are committed to creating a diverse, inclusive and flexible workforce which reflects the community and the customers we serve.

Our values and beliefs

As an equal opportunity employer, we are committed to reflecting the diversity of the communities we serve. We support applications from people representing all diversity groups and ages such as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, LGBTI, people with disabilities, religious beliefs, and ethnicity. We also have an uncompromising attitude to the safety of our employees, clients and customers


If you're as passionate about delivering unparalleled service as we are then click the ‘Apply now’button to go to our Transdev careers website and complete your application form online.

Applications close Thursday, 24 Feb 2021 @11:55PM

Advertised: AUS Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: AUS Eastern Daylight Time