Apprentice Mechanical Fitter

Job Description

About the opportunity.

Keen to kickstart your career in heavy manufacturing? 

Komatsu Underground are an original equipment manufacturer (OEM) of heavy equipment used in underground mining applications. As leaders in the global market, we continue to grow and innovate to meet the needs of our customers today, tomorrow and into the future.   

Being part of our team allows you to work in a highly equipped workshop, with a diverse range of tools and equipment, all whilst being supported by highly experienced trades people.  

We are currently looking to engage passionate and enthusiastic individuals of all ages, genders, and backgrounds who want to embark on a rewarding journey as a Mechanical Fitter Apprentice.

Komatsu Underground will support you as you undertake four years of nationally recognised training, completing your Cert III – Engineering (Mechanical), while being paid to perfect your skills in our state-of-the-art workshops. 

You will gain hands-on experience in mechanical fitting, equipment maintenance, rebuilds, and equipment assembly, as well as having access to a range of other learning and development opportunities to support your career both personally and professionally.

 

As an apprentice Mechanical Fitter, what will I learn?

  • Assemble, test, rebuild, and repair mechanical components of Komatsu’s range of underground mining equipment including miners, longwalls, roof supports and shuttle cars.
  • Troubleshoot mechanical issues on a range of specialty areas including hydraulics, machining, gearboxes, and electric motors with a rotation plan allowing you to see each workshop in detail throughout your 4-year apprenticeship.
  • Read machine schematics and detailed equipment drawings.
  • Implement and follow comprehensive safety processes and quality control measures.
  • Gain skills and competencies on a range of hand tools, business skills, public speaking, and leadership.

 

What we require from you.

  • A genuine interest and passion for all things mechanical.
  • A willingness to learn and a strong attention to detail.
  • Driver's License and access to your own reliable transport to and from site.
  • An interest in the Komatsu Underground business and our cool equipment.
  • A commitment to fulfilling and successfully passing all practical and theory-based study requirements of your Apprenticeship.
  • A basic understanding of hand tools.

 

Why work for Komatsu?

  • Competitive pay, including allowances for tools of trade.
  • A platform to launch your career with a global organisation.
  • Individual career development plans.
  • Supportive, inclusive environment.
  • Discounts on products including Apple, Dell, Lenovo, Microsoft & Toyota.
  • Access to discounts at over 400 retailers Australia wide 
  • An employee rewards and recognition program.
  • Discounted corporate rates with HCF and a comprehensive Employee Assistance Program 

 

 Additional Information

Applications close on 28 June 2024 and can be submitted by clicking APPLY NOW.

 Important Note: Komatsu Underground have partnered with Maxwell Recruitment to support our selection process. All information will be collected and treated in accordance with the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth).

 

Komatsu is an Equal Opportunity Workplace and an Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.