Mechanical Technician

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Water Corporation
Perth, Australia

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Mechanical Technician

Job ID: 11394
Job Views: 13
Location: Bunbury
Post Code: 6230
Category: Trades & Services
Employment Type: Full-time
Posted: 15/05/2024


What we do matters!

The Southern Seawater Alliance (SSWA) operates and maintains the Southern Seawater Desalination Plant (SSDP) located 130km south of Perth, between Binningup and Myalup beaches.  This award-winning facility produces up to 100GL of drinking water per annum, representing over 30% of Perth’s demand.  We achieve this with an overarching commitment to the health and wellbeing of our people, the wider community and environment.

Our vision is to be a world class leader in innovation, safety, and sustainable desalination operations.  We know that our people are the ones that make this happen and our successes rely on our ability to collaborate, support, and empower them.

Job Requirements:

What the role will involve:

Responsible for undertaking predictive, preventative and corrective maintenance and repairs to fixed and/or mobile plant and equipment in a safe and efficient manner

Essential Requirements & Responsibilities:

  • Contribute to a safe and healthy work environment by reporting and acting on all hazards, keeping the plant in a clean and tidy condition and supporting all safety initiatives
  • Inspection of work area and plant for hazards, damage and defects
  • Preparation and examination of work orders, drawings and specifications to determine work methods, sequence of activities or manufacture of components
  • Establish materials and parts requirements, order and receive materials and parts and complete all required record keeping
  • Diagnosis of faults or breakdowns
  • Daily lubrication checks and vibration analysis and reporting
  • Undertaking repairs or component change outs as required
  • Cleaning and maintenance of tools, equipment and the work area
  • Oversee contractor mechanical maintenance activities
  • Contribute to planning for shutdowns
  • Training of other employees
  • Provide specialist advice and maintenance on rotating machines, machine alignments, air compressors, hydraulic & pneumatic equipment and mechanical control instruments.
  • On call work and occasional shift work
  • Loading and unloading of chemicals
  • Membrane loading, integrity and conductivity testing
  • Any other duties as reasonably requested

Skills and Experience:

  • Relevant Trade Certificate
  • Minimum of five (5) years post trade qualification experience in maintaining fixed plant within water industry or similar experience preferred
  • Exposure to computerised maintenance systems and contemporary maintenance principles
  • Understanding of safety requirements in an operating plant including hazard identification and basic risk assessment
  • Reporting to the Mechanical Co-Ordinator, you must have a flexible approach and be committed to the overall goals of minimizing energy use while achieving water production targets.  Team focus is essential.  Applicants must reside within a safe working distance to the Plant.



  • Competitive salaries offered
  • Clean working conditions and state of the art engineering
  • Full time employment, Monday – Friday roster (4 x 10hr shifts)

Most importantly we are looking for somebody that is:

  • Team oriented
  • Willing to learn and contribute to continuous improvement
  • Actively promote and practice a safety culture
  • Energetic and self-motivated
  • Observant and pays attention to detail
  • Willing to perform a range of duties
  • Flexible and enjoys hands on work

How to Apply:

If you are interested in the above position, click APPLY NOW and submit a cover letter and resume that best demonstrates your ability to fulfil this role.

At the SSWA we are committed to ensuring that our workplace is inclusive, where all our people feel that they belong, are valued, respected, and have equal access to opportunities and resources.

We encourage applications from our key priority communities – Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disability, women, youth, and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

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