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Mechanical Engineering Technician

Private Company - Chadwick, WA

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Source: uWorkin


We are long established agricultural dealer with multiple locations in Western Australia. Having been in business in this location for more than 20 years, and with a name that has been in WA for nearly 50 years, we are a stable and a well respected member of the Agricultural community.

About the role

The ideal candidate has at least 3 years post apprenticeship experience, will be hands-on and results driven, with the desire to make this a long term position. Technical and diagnostic knowledge is paramount for this position, as is attention to detail and pride in your work as an Agricultural technician.

During harvest there will be plenty of opportunity for overtime. Base salary for a 40 hour work week is $83,200 p.a.

Position description

  • Pre-delivery inspections and alterations to the machine setup to suit customer demands including fitting OEM upgrades. This includes changes in mechanical components minor and major. Changes to hydraulic systems and hydraulic autosteer setup.
  • Pre-season checks on Combine Harvesters and fronts, self-propelled sprayers and tractors. This includes inspecting the equipment and estimating labour and parts to quote customers and advise them on the repairs needed.
  • Field data gathering on problem machinery to send on to engineers to rectify software and hardware issues.
  •  Diagnostics on CAN based machine electronics and hydraulic systems, which requires recording hydraulic readings and controller generated fault codes to identify problems.
  • Pre-season repairs and maintenance. This includes organising parts and consumables needed to maintain agricultural machines and getting all this ready before heading out to the farms to do repairs.
  • Ensure that finished work is within the specifications of the equipment's manual by running pre and post repair electrical and hydraulic systems checks and comparing to workshop manuals and product bulletins.

About the location

Esperance is a beautiful coastal town located 720 kilometres south east of Perth and about 4.5 hours from Albany. Esperance has the most stunning coastal scenery with squeaky white sand and turquoise water. There are 5 national parks around Esperance. The Cape Le Grand National Park is only 56kms from the town centre and this is where you can see kangaroos lazing on the beach. Further east is Cape Arid, which is also a popular park for camping, fishing and hiking.

For a video about Esperance, click here: https://youtu.be/3TSjY4dWkSU