Leading Hand

Job Description

About the Role

Whether you're kicking off your career or looking to take the next big step, we offer opportunities for our team to start something BIG (along with some seriously good perks).

We are looking for a Leading Hand to join our Component Rebuild team in Mackay. This is a Permanent Full-Time role with roster or Monday to Friday options available.


As a Leading Hand, you will:

  • Provide active leadership to employees to improve performance.
  • Train and develop others including coaching and mentoring.
  • Plan work to the highest efficiency
  • Monitor jobs for quality and efficiency, review and ensure all parts, labour and miscellaneous segments on work orders are correct in preparation for the closure of the segment.
  • Ensure tradespersons have work completed by the agreed date.
  • Provide guidance and expertise when required.
  • Proactively identify job quality and efficiency risks
  • Report defects and unsatisfactory practices to help promote continuous improvement.
  • Ensure adverse environment impacts are identified and sustainability measures implemented as per Company policies and procedures.
  • Ensure apprentices obtain every opportunity to achieve competencies in an acceptable timeframe via on-the-job training.

Why Hastings Deering?

At Hastings Deering our people are our heart-it's as simple as that.

When you start something big with Hastings Deering, you'll have access to:

  • A competitive hourly rate and competency-based pay increases
  • Employee discounts, rewards, and incentive programs.
  • Income protection insurance
  • Work life balance through flexible working arrangements.
  • Dedicated programs and utilities to support your physical, mental, and financial health, such as our EAP, free health checks, and discounted private health insurance.
  • Opportunities for training, mentorship, and career development specific to your role
  • A supportive, diverse, and inclusive team spread across Australia and internationally.
  • Ask us about our employee bonus payments. Earn up to $750 per quarter!
  • Leading Hand Allowance

About You

A successful teammate will have experience in:

  • Certificate III or IV in Trade Certification
  • Demonstrate competence to show supportive and structured leadership in the workplace.
  • Skills to provide high level technical advice and guidance to peers.
  • Skills to provide a very high level of customer service, whilst ensuring customer needs are addressed.
  • Competent to promote team effectiveness, communicate up and down the chain of command and inspect others work to ensure high level quality assurance.
  • Maintain a high level of workplace health and safety!
  • Excellent planning and organisational skills

To Apply: Hit the 'Apply Now' button.
Enquiries: Please call 1300 071 618
Contact Person : Lily Dann Talent Acquisition Partner

About Hastings Deering

Hastings Deering is one of the top 5 Caterpillar dealerships globally. We sell, rent, and offer support and parts distribution services for Cat® products across a range of industries, including resources, general construction, civil transport and commercial construction, power systems, government, primary industries and marine.

We have more than 3,500 employees across 23 business service centres throughout Queensland, Northern Territory, Papua New Guinea, the Solomon Islands and New Caledonia, with our headquarters based in Brisbane, Australia.