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Heavy Vehicle Mechanic

Full time
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Defence & emergency
1,001-5,000 employees
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About the role

Our Protected Vehicles business is currently seeking a qualified Heavy Vehicle Mechanic to be based at the Robertson Barracks in Darwin to conduct servicing, repairs and upgrades to the Australian Defence Forces Bushmaster and Hawkei vehicles. You will carry out a variety of tasks to ensure that all servicing, repairs and upgrades are completed to meet customer expectations and deadlines.

The expectation of this role is to:

  • Conduct all tasks on time, and to the highest quality standards

  • Use and follow workshop instructions and manuals

  • Be safety focused and committed to your own and your workmates safety

How about you?

  • Trade qualified as a Heavy Vehicle Mechanic

  • Ideally your qualifications also include MR Licence (not essential)

  • Produce a high level of quality work

  • Safety focused

  • Willing to work as part of team

Why work for Thales

  • Be a part of a team that’s preparing 90 Bushmasters that are being delivered to the Ukraine

  • Work on the new and state-of-the-art Hawkei with its high-performance diesel engine

  • Employees are given genuine development opportunities – examples include

    • Selection of our Heavy Vehicle Mechanics are completing Auto-Electrician Qualifications

    • Team Leader positions are prioritised for internal applicants

    • Other employees have progressed into Planning, Project Coordination and Health and Safety positions

  • Thales is a strong advocate for Veterans employment. 44 Eagle Farm Team members are Veterans – many of whom transitioned directly out of the Australian Defence Force into Thales

  • Job security - no work stoppages were experienced during the pandemic

  • Most importantly - be a part of a positive team culture

As part of our commitment, we offer:

  • Attractive remuneration package.

  • Leading leave policies.

  • Growth and Development opportunities.

  • Study Assistance.

  • Employee discounts.

  • Gym Membership (Fitness passport).

  • ThalesFlex – flexibility of working is our everyday.

  • Family Support through our partnership with parents at work.

Good to Know

If you are keen to join an organisation that is all about ‘building a future we can all trust’, click the ‘Apply’ button to get your application in. You’ll get an email acknowledgement after you’ve applied, Thales strives to provide a personalised experience for all suitable applicants.

As part of our standard process you will complete police, medical, employment and reference checks.

As a Defence security clearance is required for this role, applicants must be Australian citizens and eligible to obtain and maintain an appropriate clearance. To learn more about clearances please visit


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Wellbeing matters at Thales, and where possible we encourage flexible working.