Are you an experienced Heavy-Duty Fitter looking for a new job?

As a Heavy-Duty Fitter, you will play a critical role in maintaining and repairing heavy machinery, equipment, and vehicles used in construction, mining, and industrial settings.

To join our team, you must be comfortable with the following:

  • Equipment Maintenance: Perform routine maintenance, inspections, and repairs on heavy machinery, trucks, excavators, loaders, and other equipment to ensure optimal functionality and reliability.
  • Troubleshooting: Diagnose mechanical, electrical, and hydraulic issues in heavy machinery. Identify root causes of problems and implement effective solutions to minimise downtime.
  • Repairs and Overhauls: Carry out repairs and overhauls of mechanical components, engines, transmissions, and hydraulic systems. Replace faulty parts, bearings, belts, and other components as necessary.
  • Preventive Maintenance: Develop and implement preventive maintenance schedules to proactively address potential issues and extend the lifespan of heavy machinery and equipment.
  • Welding and Fabrication: Perform welding and fabrication tasks to repair or modify equipment components as needed.
  • Documentation: Maintain accurate records of maintenance and repair activities, including parts used, labour hours, and repairs performed. Complete required paperwork and digital documentation accurately and in a timely manner.
  • Safety Compliance: Adhere to all safety regulations and procedures while working on heavy machinery. Follow safety protocols to ensure personal safety and the safety of colleagues and equipment users.
  • Communication: Communicate effectively with supervisors, operators, and team members regarding equipment status, repairs, and maintenance schedules.

To be eligible, you must have:

    • Experience: Proven experience as a Heavy-Duty Fitter or Heavy Equipment Mechanic, with experience in maintaining and repairing heavy machinery and vehicles. Experience in construction, mining, or industrial environments is preferred.
    • Trade Qualification: Possession of a relevant trade qualification, such as a Heavy Diesel Mechanic certification, is required.
    • Technical Skills: Strong mechanical and technical skills with a deep understanding of heavy machinery components, systems, and diagnostics. Proficiency in troubleshooting and repairs is essential.
    • Safety Consciousness: Demonstrated commitment to safety, with knowledge of relevant safety regulations, procedures, and risk assessments related to equipment maintenance and repairs.
    • Welding Skills: Proficiency in welding and fabrication techniques to repair or modify equipment components as needed.
    • Communication Skills: Good verbal and written communication skills to interact effectively with team members, supervisors, and other stakeholders. Ability to convey technical information clearly.
    • Adaptability: Willingness to work in different environments, adapt to changing work schedules, and work extended hours or on-call as required.
    • Problem-Solving: Ability to diagnose complex mechanical issues, analyse situations, and develop effective solutions in a timely manner.
    • Attention to Detail: Strong attention to detail to ensure accurate diagnoses, repairs, and documentation.

If you are a skilled and dedicated Heavy Duty Fitter seeking a challenging and rewarding opportunity, please submit your application to RecruitWest. We offer competitive remuneration, ongoing training, a supportive work environment, and the chance to work with reputable clients in various industries.

Register your interest here.

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