Employment Details
Date Added: 27-Oct-2020
Closing Date: 30-Apr-2021 12:00 AM


What’s on Offer:

  • $41 per hour wage
  • Up to 16.5% Superannuation
  • 5 weeks Annual Leave
  • Employee Wellbeing Program
  • Utility, Location and Travel Subsidies and Allowances as negotiated
  • Training and development opportunities
  • Housing negotiable

About the role:

The Shire of Derby/West Kimberley is looking for an experienced and self-motivated Mechanic to join our busy team on a permanent full time basis. 

  • Coordinate and undertake the Shire’s repair and maintenance program including:
    • Planning maintenance schedules
    • Sourcing and ordering parts
    • Inspecting and reporting
    • Service and maintain and repair the Shire’s fleet of vehicles, mobile and fixed plant (small and large) and all associated equipment in a safe and efficient manner incorporating environmentally sustainable work practices in both Derby and Fitzroy Crossing or where required within the Shire.
  • Deliver optimum services and results to a high standard to workshop programs, staff, the Shire and the community.

About You:

  • Excitement and passion about living in Derby and working with the West Kimberley community
  • Knowledge, skills and experience in service and maintenance of plant and equipment; including light vehicles; heavy plant such as tractors, loaders and trucks; small plant including ride on mowers, push mowers, brush cutters, chainsaws and blowers; fixed plant such as generators and water pumps; including petrol and diesel motors, hydraulic and pneumatic equipment, electronic equipment, electric and electronic components and transmissions
  • Motor Mechanic Trade Certificate – Essential
  • Current motor vehicle licence with heavy vehicle endorsement
  • Appropriate licences to operate a loader, backhoe, small cranes and a forklift
  • Construction induction – White Card
  • Senior First Aid
  • Manual Handling

About Us:

The Shire of Derby/West Kimberley services the towns of Derby, Fitzroy Crossing and Camballin and 54 Aboriginal Communities throughout the Shire. This provides for an exciting and challenging workday. 

We are fortunate to have some truly stunning and untouched wilderness areas like the famed Buccaneer Archipelago, Gibb River Road, Fitzroy River and Geikie George on our door step.  If you’re keen to experience the wonders of the wet season and grow your knowledge of our indigenous culture then apply now.

How to Apply:

Please apply on the website here. Applicants must address the selection criteria in the position description to be eligible for this position.

Download the Application Pack here.

For further information view our website For more direct information about this position please contact Wayne Neate, Director Technical and Development Services on 08 9191 0999 or email

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