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Heavy Vehicle Mechanic


Location: Eagle Farm

Job Type: Full time


We’re inventing the future, right here, right now, at Thales. We design the critical security solutions of tomorrow by combining the curiosity to explore, the intelligence to question and the vision to create. Together we solve complicated problems by combining our experience in the market with our leading research and development capabilities.

About Your Role

As part of our Vehicles and Tactical Systems business, our Protected Vehicles team is primarily focused on the design, manufacture, delivery and support of protected mobility vehicles on a global scale. We are very proud of everything we do in support of both the Bushmaster and Hawkei platforms as we all work together towards our Purpose in Building A Future We Can All Trust.

We look forward to you joining the team at our Brisbane location as you join a passionate team of experienced trade professionals that are all focused on our purpose. You will primarily carry out a variety of maintenance tasks in support of the Bushmaster Protected Military Vehicle (PMV), a truly unique opportunity to leverage your valuable trade skills in a world-class workshop environment.

Supported by leaders, driven by a strong team culture and backed up with all the resources to succeed, you will enjoy a long-term position that will both reward and challenge you. With options for further training, ongoing development and future options that are available outside of your chosen trade, this is a career opportunity that ticks all the boxes.

Your exciting new career opportunity will see you;

  • Working as part of a wider team of trade professionals to carry out servicing and repairs to allocated vehicles that supports an agreed schedule and to defined Quality defined standards and related specifications

  • Collaborate with the wider team such as; Team Leaders, Maintenance Planners, Project Managers, Logistics, HSE and other Leaders as we all deliver against our commitments and ensure ongoing customer satisfaction

  • Interact with the customer and other end users when required, positively representing Thales and fostering ongoing relationships with key stakeholders

  • Mentoring upcoming trade professionals as you play a significant role in future team capability

  • Role modelling all things Safety and proactively highlight potential risks within a culture focused on people

  • Travel when required, primarily to interstate locations to support ad-hoc requirements and other projects

How About You?

  • Relevant trade qualifications (Heavy Vehicle preferred) coupled with a strong trades background.

  • Strong technical knowledge, mechanical aptitude and a proven ability to follow set processes.

  • Team player and natural problem solver with a high attention to detail in everything you do.

  • A role model in all things Safety, with the ability to confidently highlight potential risks and focus on continuous improvement within a culture focused on people.

What Else?

  • Career development opportunities where you can make a difference and have true purpose in your work

  • Business supported in your continued learning, growth and ongoing development

  • Be a part of world-class Workshop and all tooling provided

  • Fitness Passport to support your health and wellbeing

  • Opportunity to integrate cutting edge technologies into the Bushmaster

  • Be part of the future and support the next generation – Hawkei

  • Job security and stability as you are part of a truly global organisation

  • Most importantly – be a part of a positive team culture that is focused on our people

Good to Know

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. Thales also complies with current public health orders in place and as such you may be requested to provide your COVID-19 vaccination record.

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.