Apprentice – Boilermaker

North South Wales
May 28, 2024
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About Us

WesTrac is one of the world’s largest Caterpillar dealers with more than 15 locations across NSW/ACT and over 1500 employees, including 95 apprentices. Our primary focus is on our people and ensuring we develop our team members so they can reach their full potential. We will ensure you graduate as an industry best Tradesperson through a blend of on the job learning at our world class facility and classroom training via a Registered Training Organisation (RTO).

About the WesTrac Apprenticeship Program

An Apprenticeship with WesTrac allows you to earn while you learn. Apprenticeships last for a 4 year period and upon completion you will have gained a nationally recognised trade qualification and a wealth of both business and industry exposure.  

The WesTrac Apprentice program is designed to give exposure to a broad range of Caterpillar equipment and opportunity learn from our highly skilled team.  

A career with WesTrac can take you anywhere and an apprenticeship can open pathways to roles in all areas of our business including Leading Hand roles, sales, project management, executive leadership, engineering, strategy, business intelligence, technology, training and many more!

This position is based from WesTrac Mt Thorley. If you wish to apply for a different trade or location, please see the full list of apprenticeship vacancies on our careers website.

As an Apprentice Boilermaker you will learn how to:

  • Read and interpret technical drawings and schematics
  • Inspect a vast range of Caterpillar Mobile Plant equipment parts and components
  • Operate welding equipment
  • Perform a range of welding techniques such as MIG, TIG and arc
  • Weld parts for machine rebuilds
  • Fabricate parts and attachments for new machine builds
  • Safely operate workshop equipment such as forklifts, overhead cranes and tools
  • Maintain a safe working environment
  • Navigate Caterpillar systems to ensure all work is done in accordance with Caterpillar’s quality standard

About You:

  • Over 16 years of age by December 10, 2024
  • Great communication, reading and writing skills
  • Interest and passion for machinery and hands on learning
  • Drivers licence and reliable transport OR close to obtaining drivers licence with ability to get to and from work each day and to a local TAFE for training (approx. 1 day per week)
  • Honest, reliable and a team player

Why WesTrac?

As a WesTrac Apprentice, in addition to ongoing training and development opportunities, you will receive:

  • Subsidised tool kit for you to keep
  • Safety Training through our in-house RTO (WesTrac Institute – RTO #50737)
  • Trade Training at a local TAFE
  • Discounted CAT Hand tools, clothing and merch
  • Female mentoring program
  • Fitness Passport for the whole family
  • A dedicated Apprentice Development Office to support you throughout your journey
  • Uniforms laundered on-site
  • Ability to obtain a Caterpillar Training Passport upon completion which allows you to work at CAT dealerships all over the world
  • Access to our on-line learning platform and CAT online learning courses
  • Discounts on CAT, Apple, JB Hi-Fi, Blackwoods + loads more
  • Discounted health insurance

How to Apply:

To be considered for these exciting opportunities you must submit an online application before the closure date of May 31st 2024.

Applicants need to be over 16 years of age by December 10th, 2024 and have a driver’s licence or the ability to arrange travel to and from work each day. We welcome applications from all genders and backgrounds.

Click apply and follow the prompts to upload your resume and cover letter and answer the application questions.

In your covering letter tell us why you’re interested in your chosen trade, why you want to be part of our team what you hope to do once you’re Trade Qualified. We would also love to hear about any training or projects you have completed that are related to the trade you’re applying for.

We receive a high volume of applications so it’s important you put detailed information in your application and ensure your contact details are correct. You will be kept informed of the status of your application via email and we encourage you to check your inbox regularly during the application period.

For more information visit https://www.westrac.com.au/careers/apprenticeship-program