Plant Mechanic

Tomago, NSW, AU
July 8, 2024
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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.

Due to continued growth, WesTrac is currently seeking Mobile Plant Mechanics to join our General Workshop New Machines Team located at our Tomago Branch. This workshop operates around the clock, building large-scale surface mining and construction equipment. New Machines is a dynamic, solutions-focused, and forward-thinking team who are passionate about delivering high-quality CAT machines to our large-scale customer base across the mining and construction industries.

Enjoy the flexibility of a 24/7 workshop—base builds, custom builds, and Dealer Provided Options (DPO’s) galore!

As a successful applicant, you will play a vital role in the construction of a large range of CAT assets from 301.8 excavators, fleet of Off-Highway Truck (OHTs) fleets, and Dozers. Your extensive technical skills and expertise will be utilised to ensure the highest level of workmanship in a safety-conscious environment.

What we’re looking for

  • Certificate III in Mobile Plant Technology or mechanical trade qualification with heavy industry experience.
  • Familiarity with Caterpillar surface mining equipment (desirable).
  • Experience rebuilding mobile mining equipment and/or components desirable.
  • Solutions focused mindset and ability to adapt to changing requirements.
  • Demonstrated written and verbal communication skills.
  • Unrestricted Drivers Licence.
  • Close attention to detail and ability to perform tasks to meet Caterpillar quality standards.
  • Team oriented with proven ability to meet set deadlines.

Roster and Remuneration

Monday – Friday (rotating days/nights)

  • Roster Pattern: 2 weeks of days, followed by 2 weeks of nights.
  • Day Shift: Monday to Thursday 06:00AM to 16:30PM, Friday 06:00AM to 14:30PM
  • Afternoon Shift: Friday 14:00PM to 22:30PM
  • Night Shift: Monday to Thursday 16:00PM to 02:30AM
  • Annual earnings starting from $123,000 +


  • Fitness Passport for the whole family
  • Competitive remuneration
  • Annual Remuneration and performance review
  • Discounted CAT Hand Tools
  • Generous relocation assistance for eligible candidates
  • Income protection with 24/7 coverage
  • 12 weeks paid parental leave
  • Online Learning Library to support your continued development
  • Refer a friend program – work alongside your mates and receive up to $3000!
  • Novated leasing options
  • Purchased Leave program
  • Opportunities for growth and development
  • Employee Wellness Program
  • Discounted private health insurance
  • On-boarding and welcome day at our head office in Newcastle

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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. For further information regarding this role, please contact our Recruitment Team on 1300 797 028 and quote job number #601.