Machine & Guidance Technician

June 11, 2024
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Machine & Guidance Technician

Due to ongoing growth, WesTrac’s Technology and Solutions Team is seeking a number of Machine Control and Guidance Technician’s to support our new machines on customer sites in the Central West.

As a Machine & Guidance Technician you will have a primary focus on completing the technology enabled solutions scope of works applicable to new and rebuilt Caterpillar machines. This will involve carrying out installations, commissioning, calibration and fault finding across a multitude of different technology product lines. You will be joining a strong team of committed individuals who enjoy learning new systems and products.

This position is offered on a full-time permanent basis, working Monday to Friday 50 hours per week however flexible rostering options may be explored.

About the team

Our WesTrac Technology Team automates the world’s largest and most technologically advanced mobile mining and construction fleet assets of our top tier clients. We are dedicated to delivering leading edge technology solutions that are driving major advances in mobile mining and construction fleet safety and performance.

Ongoing training at the WesTrac Institute, ensures our Technology Team maintains a leading-edge contemporary knowledge of mining and construction automation and associated technology products.

Key Responsibilities

  • Installation and Support of Machine Control and Guidance Technology
  • Installation and Support of Caterpillar Autonomous Technology
  • Troubleshooting and fault analysis of electronic systems and components
  • Visiting customer sites to provide service and support 

Skills & Experience

  • Trade qualification in Automotive Electrical or Mechanical field with extensive industry experience
  • Demonstrated electrical / electronic capability preferably within the heavy industry
  • Ability to read and interpret electronic schematics and technical specifications
  • Experienced in the use and understanding of electronics, computer applications, global positioning systems and/or radio telemetry techniques
  • Prior experience utilising technology products or similar Fleet Management Systems


  • Company funded income protection
  • Tool of trade vehicle 
  • Flexible work arrangements and purchased leave
  • Discounted private health plan and Fitness Passport
  • 2-3 days induction training where required at our onsite RTO

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If you believe you have the skills and experience to succeed in this role, please submit your cover letter and resume for consideration via the link or contact our Recruitment Team on 1300 797 028. Job number: 1701.

Successful applicants will be required to complete a satisfactory National Criminal History Check as part of the recruitment process.

At WesTrac, we’re made for more of what matters most. More family time, with paid parental leave, flexible working arrangements and purchased leave programs to give you the work life balance you’ve always wanted. More development opportunities, with WesTrac’s own in house RTO – 50737, access to your own guided learning platform and a range of pathways to help you steer your career in the direction of your dreams. More diversity, with over 4,000 team members with a tonne of differences, united by our passion for building a better tomorrow. As an industry leader and employer of choice, we’re Made for More.