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District Mechanical Officer

Country Fire Authority - Evelyn, QLD

Government, Defence & Emergency
Source: uWorkin


• Located at Cranbourne, Victoria

• On-Going, Full-Time

• DMO Grade 1 $68,824 (plus 9.50% super)

The Country Fire Authority (CFA) is one of the world's largest, and most highly regarded, community-based emergency services organisations. We respond to fire and other emergencies 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Whilst our firefighters are the cornerstone of CFA services, what goes on behind the scenes is just as important in helping to protect lives and property.

About Fleet Maintenance:

CFA critically relies on its fleet of firefighting and specialist appliances in order to meet its service delivery obligations to Victorian communities. The Fleet Maintenance department is part of the Fleet and Protective Equipment team and is responsible for the maintenance, refurbishment and disposal of over 2000 first response appliances and equipment.

About the Role:

As Grade 1 District Mechanical Officer, you will carry out mechanical tasks associated with the maintenance and servicing of fleet assets as directed by the Officer-in-Charge - ensuring relevant safety standards and maintenance procedures are adhered to. Your specific duties and accountabilities will include:

  • Under the direction of the workshop OIC, carrying out preventative maintenance, corrective maintenance and approved modifications to fleet assets.
  • Ensuring fleet assets are maintained in accordance with appropriate industry standards and relevant CFA maintenance procedures.
  • Maintaining accurate records and documentation on work performed.
  • Creation of electronic Work Orders utilising CFA software.
  • Liaison with Brigade members regarding proposed work and work performed.
  • Maintaining reporting to the Officer-in-Charge on maintenance, administrative and technical matters.
  • Ensuring that Industrial Safety Standards are observed.

About You:

To succeed in this key role, you will be a Qualified Motor Mechanic and hold a Heavy Rigid Driver Licence (note: this can be obtained within time frames set out by CFA if not held). You must also have the skills and ability to maintain safety at an Incident Scene and render assistance to others (First Aid L2) (note: this can be obtained within the timeframes set out by CFA if not held).

Further, you will have proven ability to work as part of a team and actively participate in team discussions You will have strong and effective interpersonal and communication skills (both oral and written), proven ability to maintain a safe work environment and a proactive and energetic attitude with the initiative to seek tasks and challenges.

This is an excellent opportunity to further your career within our close-knit and professional team.

Your Application:

When applying for a position with CFA, the key to progressing in the selection process is the quality of your application. Your application must demonstrate that you have the qualifications, experience, key attributes and skills required for the position. Applicants must address the selection criteria outlined in the attached position description.

Your application should include:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume

Submitting your Application

When you click the 'apply' button you will be taken to the online application form. Here you will be asked to provide personal and contact details and respond to employment-related questions.

The successful applicant will be required to complete a National Police History Check and a Working with Children Check.

CFA supports flexible working arrangements and is committed to be an inclusive, fair and child safe organisation for all staff, volunteers and the community.

Applications close: 11:59pm 30 June 2021