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Marine & Auto Mechanic

Advertiser: Triple J ToursMore jobs from this company

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Job Listing Date
21 Dec 2020
Broome & Kimberley
$40 per hour - $50 per hour + car
Work Type
Trades & Services, Automotive Trades

About the business

Triple J Tours is a Family owned and operated business that operates "Australia’s longest daily river cruise" and has been touring on the Ord River for over 30 years. Our core business is marine tourism. We have 5 vessels that we operate on the incredible Ord River from Kununurra in the Kimberley area of WA. Along with our vessels we also operate a fleet of ute’s, m/bus, coaster and road coaches which are involved in our touring.

The maintenance and upkeep of our fleet is something that we have huge pride in and is an integral part of successfully operating one of Australia’s premier marine tourism businesses.  


About the role

This is currently a seasonal job. We are a seasonal business that operates between the months of April – October and as such only require the role to be filled for 7 – 8 months. During this timeframe it is a full time position. Based on 5/6 days a week but is needed to be available for extra days as required when needed. Our mechanics role is to service and maintain our marine and our motor fleets, do pre departure checks, fuelling & ordering of parts and liaising with contractors involved in work.

This role can be slightly tailored to suit the right candidate.


Benefits and perks

Work in a fun and exciting industry with a well-respected Family owned and operated business. The environment is friendly and personal which results in a fun and rewarding work/life balance. You will be an important team member helping to deliver a great customer experience and quality work. The position offers challenge, diversity, responsibility and flexibility.

Kununurra is based in the Kimberley area of WA and is the youngest town in Australia. With that comes a town that is vibrant and exciting. With a young population the area is full of huge amounts of various sports to be involved in and an active social life. If you have children then there are multiple schools, day-cares and a fantastic outdoor lifestyle.

Kununurra is based on the banks of the Ord River and is the epi-centre of activity in the Kimberley. The waterway on which we work we also play on. Water sports, fishing, camping & enjoying the sunset with a cold one are just a small sample of what is available to someone calling this town home.

If you are looking at working and travelling then this role would suit perfectly. Being seasonal allows for great flexibility. Work for 6 months & travel for 6 months, what a great lifestyle! The right candidate will be encouraged to return year on year allowing for 6 months of travel freedom knowing they have a stable, good paying job ready to top up for the next travel adventure.

A work vehicle will be supplied for your use to and from work and within work hours.


Skills and experience

We are looking for someone with a genuine interest in running their own workshop that also has the ability, drive and motivation to learn new skills that may be needed to fulfil this position and bring value to the Business. Marine, small engines or automotive trade certificate is required as is a current driver’s license. A marine mechanic specifically trained in Yamaha is preferred as the majority of work is on our fleet of 350HP Yamaha outboards. However a heavy diesel or automotive mechanic who is willing and capable of moving into the marine sector will be considered due to our modern fleet of 4 stroke outboards. Experience with 12 volt electrical will be required as this position requires rigging and installation of outboards, marine equipment and electronics. Basic computer skills are now required for diagnostics, commissioning new equipment and training etc. Attention to detail and pride in your work and performance are essential to be successful in this position

Other trades or skills that would be looked favourably on but are not essential are auto air-con, fabrication, aluminium welding, dangerous goods license, medium/heavy ridged license & skipper’s ticket.

The application form will include these questions:
  • How many years' experience do you have as a mechanic?
  • Do you have a current Australian driver's licence?
  • Do you have demonstrated experience diagnosing & repairing mechanical faults?
  • Do you own or have regular access to a car?
  • Do you have experience performing automotive services on heavy vehicles (e.g. trucks, agricultural vehicles)?

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