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WesTrac is an equipment solutions company and one of the world's leading Caterpillar Dealerships with a rich history of supporting thousands of customers across the mining and construction industries in Australia. At WesTrac our primary focus is our people. We know that our success is the result of more than 4,000 talented people working together to achieve amazing outcomes.

WesTrac is seeking a proactive and collaborative Leading Hand to join our Small Engines Rebuilds team located at our Component Rebuild Centre facility in Welshpool.

The successful individual will report to the Workshop Supervisor and be responsible for contributing to the ‘delivered in full on time’ KPI's which includes day to day work order allocations and supporting team members in the rebuild shop. The successful applicant will effectively communicate with various internal and external stakeholders providing timely updates where required on activity progress through the department. Safety engagement and management is paramount in this role and is pivotal in our Contamination Control compliance for the workshop to meet our Dealer Service Excellence audit requirements and expectations.

Location: Welshpool

Roster: Monday to Friday (10.50 hours), 3 Weeks Day Shift, 1 Week Night Shift

To be successful the following is required:

  • Australian Recognised Trade Qualification (Mechanical or Engineering)
  • Exceptional organisation skills and computer literacy (Microsoft Office Suite)
  • Extensive experience in Automotive, Engineering, Agricultural, Oil and Gas, Mining, Equipment or Truck/Bus industries 
  • Solid experience in a leadership role, or significant component rebuild experience and leadership strengths 
  • Advanced communication skills (written, verbal and interpersonal) 
  • Engage, coach and mentor team members
  • Able to multitask and deliver outcomes in line with KPI targets
  • Safety focussed with previous use of safety and risk assessment tools such as Job Safety Analysis and Take 5's

What we Offer:

  • Recommend and Spend – earn $3,000 for every successful referral (you and your referral)
  • Supportive and inclusive work environment with a friendly, positive team culture
  • Unrivalled training, development and career progression opportunities
  • Income Protection Insurance
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Flexible work arrangements
  • Work-life balance focussed with a reputable Employee Assistance Program available
  • Discounts on a number of fantastic brands including Apple, JB Hi-Fi, Crown and Qantas
  • Discounted Health Insurance
  • Salary Sacrifice available for airline memberships, cars etc.

For more information please call The WesTrac Recruitment Team on 08 9377 8700 or email your Resume to

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 in house RTO’s, access to your own guided learning platform and a range of pathways to help you steer your career in the direction of your dreams. As an industry leader and employer of choice, we’re Made for More.

WesTrac Pty Ltd is committed to achieving a diverse and engaged workforce. We are an equal opportunity employer and encourage applications from female, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island candidates.


Advertised: W. Australia Standard Time
Applications close: W. Australia Standard Time

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