Mechanical Fitter Apprenticeship

Job Description

Programmed Training Services specialise in the employment of Apprentices and Trainees with our clients and the design and delivery of nationally accredited training.

Programmed, in partnership with Mesto have an opportunity in Mackay, QLD for an Apprentice Mechanical Fitter. Join an industry leader and make a positive change in the sustainable use of the world's natural resources. Together, we will transform the business and drive the industry toward a greener future.

At Metso, you will be supported by our inclusive culture and a network of colleagues from around the world. With us, you will embark on a personal growth journey and are encouraged to realize your potential. This is your invitation to rise above the possible.


Metso is a leading Global firm specializing in mineral processing solutions. We pride ourselves on our commitment to innovation and excellence, delivering high-quality projects around the world.

We are currently seeking an Apprentice Fitter for the Mackay, QLD workshop to assist and perform mechanical repairs, component refurbishment, and other related service activities.


  • Develop skills to perform mechanical repairs, component refurbishment and service activities relating to Metso Outotec OEM Equipment components, complete machines and spare parts.
  • Develop skills to undertake strip and assess and then rebuild of Metso Outotec fixed plant equipment
  • Develop skills to interpret detailed drawings relating to complex equipment, measuring components utilizing precision measuring tools
  • Develop skills to correctly record precision measurements within a detailed report
  • Develop skills to carry out basic fitting within fine precision tolerances relating to bearing, bushes and sleeves and other parts
  • Develop skills to compile routine reports, condition reports and correspondence relevant to jobs.
  • Receive feedback, training and mentoring from fellow tradesman
  • Keep the workshop supervisor informed of TAFE requirements well in advance
  • Inform the supervisor of any absence from TAFE
  • Develop and implement continuous improvement initiatives proactively working with the Workshop team
  • Records, analyses and informs relevant personnel of production quality assurance and the Leading Hand Mechanical Fitter of status and disposition of customer requirements specific to job progress and status
  • Keeps fully abreast with Company manuals, technical publications and bulletins
  • Read and interpret documents such as operating and maintenance instructions, technical drawings and procedure manuals
  • Working as part of a team to solve practical on the job problems
  • Accepting responsibilities, following procedures and notifying the Supervisor if the job requirements are unclear to the Employee
  • Only undertaking tasks for which the Employee is competent and only using equipment that they have been trained to use
  • Using the Company's safety tools to assist in controlling the hazards, which apply to each task the Employee undertakes
  • Develop skills to carry out basic manual machining on equipment such as lathe, mill and drill press
  • Speaking up to improve safety


  • You will have a keen interest in working in a mechanical environment
  • Good mechanical aptitude
  • Excellent work ethic
  • Enjoy working in a technical environment
  • Good hand-eye coordination
  • A strong 'team player' with good communication skills
  • Personal commitment to safety and environmental protection
  • Drivers License
  • 2ndand 3rd year apprentices are welcome to apply
  • Good aptitude for Maths and competent computer skills
  • Certificate II in Engineering - Pre Apprenticeship (desirable)
  • Ability to undergo a pre-employment medical and drug and alcohol screen

What's in it for you?

Nationally recognised trade qualification - upon successful completion of your apprenticeship, both theory at TAFE and practical in the workplace, you will receive an industry recongised trade qualification.

Extensive learning opportunities - ongoing growth dialogues, internal mobility, mentoring programs, education assistance, ambitious projects, training advancement and global opportunities.

Wellbeing and safety - benefit from occupational healthcare, generous benefits plan, healthy living rewards, mental well-being services, on-site gym, meal benefits, car/bicycle benefits, and engagement surveys.

A thriving culture - we are committed to developing an inclusive culture that enables everyone to do their best and reach their full potential. A culture that is courageous, compelling, and caring, and unites our people to build a sustainable future together.

Metso is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering an inclusive and diverse workforce culture. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, nationality, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, status as a protected veteran or status as a qualified individual with a disability.

Metso is a frontrunner in sustainable technologies, end-to-end solutions and services for the aggregates, minerals processing and metals refining industries globally. We improve our customers' energy and water efficiency, increase their productivity, and reduce environmental risks with our product and process expertise. We are the partner for positive change.

Headquartered in Espoo, Finland, Metso employs over 17,000 people in close to 50 countries and sales for 2023 were about EUR 5.4 billion. The company is listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki.,

Who we are

As one of Australia's largest employers, we work with great companies all around Australia and New Zealand to give you the best opportunities to work when and where you want to.

At Programmed, we are committed to creating a safe and inclusive environment which values and respects diverse styles, backgrounds, experiences and perspectives.

We welcome and encourage women, people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent and people from diverse backgrounds to apply.

So it's over to you. If you would like to join our team, APPLY now.

To learn more about working with Programmed, we encourage you to visit our website.