Trade Assistant

About UsBusways is the largest wholly Australian-owned bus operator, providing services across NSW in Western Sydney, North Shore and West, Central Coast and North Coast, and the South Australian Public Transport Authority in Adelaide’s Outer South. Over the past 80 years we have developed a passionate and engaging brand in the transport sector and are one of the most well-known bus passenger transport operators in our operating regions.With a team of more than 2,600 people, committed to transporting over 26 million passengers each year, we pride ourselves on taking a proactive approach to public transport delivery to ensure the customer’s journey is as seamless as possible.Join Busways and you’ll become part of an exciting future of public transport, with on-demand services, zero-emission technology, and growing regions you’ll get to experience new and exciting transport innovations that lie ahead.The OpportunityWe are currently looking for self-motivated individuals to join our growing Maintenance team at the Gosford depot and provide support to our mechanical tradespeople. All roles will be on a full-time basis and will require a basic level of mechanical knowledge with a strong willingness to learn.  Experience in a similar role and environment is preferred but not necessary as we are willing to train and develop the right individuals for the position.With the right set of skills and qualifications, we are offering attractive rates and allowances that include;$31.29 per hour (Inclusive of Allowances)When taking Annual Leave, you will be paid your hourly rate plus the Annual Leave Loading of 17.5%.Full time, permanent role with career progression within BuswaysAll work uniforms and any/all necessary PPE will be providedA secure recession proof career that is always in demandRole responsibilitiesReporting to the Workshop Supervisor, this role requires you to have a mature and professional approach with excellent communication skills. Your main duties will include:Performing minor repairs and service of vehicles and equipment, in a timely manner, within your skill level and experience under the supervision of a qualified tradespersonMoving buses within the yard, parking and refueling themPick-up and delivery of parts and other objects as required by the Workshop Supervisor or Leading HandGeneral yard/workshop cleaning and maintenanceStore duties as and when required by the supervisorPerforming other general, non-trades services as directedAdhering to all Work, Health & Safety requirements whilst performing work dutiesMaintaining clean workshop practices The successful applicant will have:A current unrestricted NSW drivers licence (MR class or higher preferred)The ability to perform tasks which require heavy liftingEnsure adherence to safety standards and company policiesA willingness to work a variety of shiftsSound level of verbal and written communicationExperience in working in a team environment on daily maintenance and repair schedulesConfidence in using computers and software packagesBe proactive with a drive to finding better ways to continuously improve and be adaptable in a dynamic and growing teamWe are looking for real, not perfect individuals that are passionate and invested in achieving outcomesOur workshop staff play a critical role within the business to ensure our ever-evolving fleet of vehicles are continually maintained to the highest standard to keep our staff and passengers safe out on the road.This role will provide ongoing training and support to employees based on their level of experience to enable you to meet our standards. All work uniforms and any/all necessary PPE will be provided in accordance with company procedures.As a Busways employee you will:Be offered a competitive hourly rateBe provided with ongoing training and developmentHave overtime hours available and be paid at applicable penalty ratesWork in a close-knit and team orientated environment that celebrates together with quarterly BBQ’sBe provided the opportunity to upgrade from a car licence to MR licence, with the cost paid for by the companyBe given the opportunity to grow, develop and take on additional responsibilities during your employment.Apply nowIf you believe this is the perfect role for you, please apply by submitting a resume and/or cover letter that specifically addresses your skills and experience in relation to the role, duties and required skill-set. Individual applications will be processed as soon as they are received so if this position is for you, apply today!Busways is an Equal Opportunity Employer that is committed to achieving a diverse workforce. We strongly encourage applications from people representing all diversity groups and ages such as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, LGBTIQA+, people with disabilities, religious beliefs and ethnicity.No agency applications please. AUD Gosford 2250