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Trainee Engineer

Advertiser: Coles Refrigeration & Air Conditioning Pty LtdMore jobs from this company

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Job Listing Date
6 Jan 2021
Newcastle, Maitland & Hunter
Work Type
Full Time
Engineering, Mechanical Engineering

The Role(s):

Coles Refrigeration & Air Conditioning Pty Ltd seeks a suitably motivated trainee looking to train and qualify as a (HVAC+R) engineer to join our friendly team.

About the Role(s):

Enjoy dual trade qualifications. Qualify as both a HVAC+R technician (initially) and HVAC+R engineer (secondly).

Earn while you learn (avoid considerable costs of attending University and tens of thousands in HECS-HELP debts). Gain highly desirable, recognised, professional, qualifications. 

Based in the greater Newcastle area. Enjoy interesting & varied indoor & outdoor work across our diverse customer base (including local, national & multinational companies).

The best of all worlds – working outdoors and indoors with head and hands.


  • Initially complete 3 years of a TAFE apprenticeship in HVAC+R (qualification = Electrotechnology Cert IV)
  • In the fourth year enrol in TAFE mechanical engineering, with HAVC+R electives, to complete appropriate diploma
  • Gain engineering mentorship along with practical, field, based experience - to make for a better engineer to ensure projects that truly deliver for customers
  • Learn and develop HVAC+R trade and engineering skills
  • Learn and develop management and leadership skills
  • Eventually; liaising with customers, quoting / tendering, winning projects, project management and problem solving
  • Compliance with company and customer WH&S+E policies and procedures
  • Commitment to excellence and ethical behaviour

To achieve success:

  • Grades with the ability to complete a TAFE engineering qualification (e.g. Maths, mechanical aptitude, problem solving, written communication skills, etc.)
  • Have strong leadership potential (senior managers, even future company owners, can be drawn from this pool)
  • Excellent proficiency with computers and figures.
  • Excellent communication and customer relationship building skills
  • Exceptional practical and organisational skills
  • Neat personal appearance
  • Drivers' licence
  • Sound understanding of written and spoken English
  • Team oriented and methodical approach to all aspects of work
  • Commitment to safety
  • Passionate about work. Ability to learn quickly. Friendly to colleagues and customers.
  • Above all, passion to be the best and continually raise the standard.

We offer:

  • Attractive remuneration package after qualifying
  • Mentoring - to learn the trade, industry and related engineering
  • Excellent working conditions within a friendly supportive team environment
  • Secure and varied work – commencing with apprenticeship
  • Ongoing training & career development; we genuinely care about supporting individuals to reach their full potential
  • Latest software
  • Immediate start
  • Future access to 'tool of trade' company motor vehicle and smart phone
  • Company supplied company uniforms, discounts internally and with external partners.

About Us:

Coles Refrigeration & Air Conditioning Pty Ltd is a leading, local, service provider. Operating continuously since 1939 (82 years) with unmatched local HVAC+R job security.

Join a friendly, motivated and local team.


Please email your C.V. (Applications will be treated in the strictest of confidence.)





The application form will include these questions:
  • Which of the following statements best describes your right to work in Australia?

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