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Supervisor Mechanic Light

Job No: CEN3049
Location: Central Coast NSW


Primary Work Location: Erina Depot

  • Use your mechanical knowledge and skills to manage and supervise a busy light vehicles and small plant workshop.
  • Work/Life Balance - 9 day fortnight
  • Permanent Full Time 

Central Coast Council is committed to the goals of equal opportunity employment. We aim to provide a work environment for our employees that fosters equity, diversity and respect.

Council is committed to providing safe environments that protect the physical, emotional, cultural and social wellbeing of children on the Central Coast.

Ideally located on the northern fringe of Sydney and just an hour's drive from Newcastle, the Central Coast offers one of the best places in Australia to live and work. 

Today the Central Coast is one of the fastest growing regions in NSW, with the third largest Local Government Area (LGA) in NSW and the 6th Largest LGA in Australia.

The Supervisor Mechanic Light is responsible for the smooth running and management of Councils light mechanic and small plant workshop. Your role is responsible for overseeing all practices and procedures within the workshop, ensuring maximum availability of Councils light vehicle and small plant assets. You will be required to engage with apprentices, employees and other supervisors within the Plant and Fleet Unit. Providing quality customer service and training as well as being a role model and workplace coach will be a large part of your role.

This position is required to provide quality customer service and create value for the community.

Our ideal candidate will be organised, motivated and have experience leading and developing a team of mechanics. You will have excellent customer service skills, fantastic problem-solving skills and understand that safety is paramount in a workshop environment. 

Key activities of this role include:

  • Directing staff and the day-to-day operations of Council’s light mechanic and small plant workshops;
  • Ensuring the timely preparation of weekly works programs and co-ordinating the works in accordance with priorities;
  • Repair, maintain and service Council’s designated fleet assets, ensuring servicing and repairs conform to Council and industry standards;
  • Manage and assist the team’s timely acquisition of parts, services and materials to meet works program timeframes.

Essential Criteria:

  • Minimum Certificate III in Management or equivalent or demonstrated solid contemporary experience in leadership in a related field;
  • Automotive trade qualifications;
  • Current Class C Drivers licence;
  • AIS Examiner licence or willing to obtain;
  • White card or willingness to obtain;
  • Excellent skills and demonstrated experience leading and developing a team to achieve agreed goals and outcomes;
  • A customer service ethos and a demonstrated customer-centric approach to service provision;
  • High quality problem solving skills and a demonstrated ability to effectively adjust plans and schedules;
  • Sound knowledge and experience in sourcing parts, parts procurement, receipting and all facets of work order management;
  • Knowledge and experience with asset management systems;
  • Knowledge in business software applications;
  • Sound knowledge of MS suite of software programs including Excel.

What we offer: 

  • Weekly pay cycle;
  • Generous Leave Provisions: 20 days paid Annual Leave, 15 days Sick Leave/Carers Leave, Health & Wellbeing Leave, Long Service Leave after 5 years, Additional purchased leave, Parental Leave – 18 weeks full pay/36 weeks ½ pay, Paternity Leave - 2 weeks
  • Novated Leasing;
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) available to employees and their families;
  • Fitness Passport – access to gyms across the Central Coast and Newcastle;
  • Health & Wellbeing programs – skin cancer screening, Breastscreen, Flu vaccination, blood donations;
  • Recognition of Service;
  • Council Child Care Salary Sacrifice;
  • Professional Development opportunities;
  • Individual career development and learning opportunities;
  • Reward & Recognition programs.

This role provides a commencing salary range between $1,276 to $1,467 per week ($66,554 to $76,518 per annum) + Superannuation + Commuter Use Vehicle

A 9 day fortnight work-cycle currently applies to this role.

Successful candidates will be required to undertake a course of vaccinations against Hepatitis A and B and Tetanus or demonstrate their immunity.

Central Coast Council is committed to ensuring the health, safety and well-being of all of our employees. In accordance with Council's WHS requirements and COVID-19 Safety Plans we require all employees to be fully vaccinated with an approved COVID-19 vaccine.

Enquiries: Ashley Browne, Team Leader Plant Maintenance on ph: 0439 226 729 

If you are deaf, hearing or speech impaired, you can contact us through the National Relay Service TTY call 133 677 or Speak & Listen 1300 555 727.

Closing Date:  Applications close at Midnight on Sunday 27 November 2022.


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