Workshop Leading Hand

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Metso Australia Pty Ltd

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Workshop Leading Hand

Job ID: 10656
Job Views: 31
Location: Karratha
Post Code: 6714
Category: Trades & Services
Employment Type: Full-time
Posted: 26/04/2024


Join an industry leader and make a positive change in the sustainable use of the world’s natural resources. Together, we will transform the business and drive the industry toward a greener future.

At Metso, you will be supported by our inclusive culture and a network of colleagues from around the world. With us, you will embark on a personal growth journey and are encouraged to realize your potential. This is your invitation to rise above the possible.


An outstanding opportunity has become available for a Leading Hand to join our Karratha service center in the repairs team. This role is responsible to assist the Team Leaders and/or supervisors for maximum efficiency and productivity while overseeing all service repair work to ensure the highest quality of customer service.

These positions are on an 8/6 roster and can either be residential in Karratha (preferred) or FIFO from Perth.

Job Requirements:

What you’ll do:

  • Assist in leading the Repairs crew of up to 20 workers, providing guidance and proactive leadership skills.
  • Support Team leaders and/or Supervisor.
  • Complete planned, unplanned, and corrective maintenance tasks
  • Ensure Metso’s standards of quality and safety are adhered to by assertively championing Metso’s safety culture to team and subcontractors Ensure that all incidents, accidents and hazards are reported and are followed up correctly to minimize and manage risk.
  • Inspect equipment and raise job requests on any defective parts/components found.
  • Represent Metso in a professional manner.
  • Ensures that lifting and handling activities are regularly supervised within the workshop.

Who you are:

  • Hold a Certificate III in Mechanical, Machinist or Fabrication (Trade Certificate).
  • Experience in a leading hand position.
  • Able to communicate effectively.
  • Working knowledge of heavy equipment related to the crushing and screening industry.
  • Time management skills are essential.
  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.
  • Ability to train others, including providing required training and qualification of customer service personnel in classroom, hands-on and field environments.
  • Ability to solve problems and situations that may occur in the field during assembly, installation, maintenance and or repair, with safety being of the upmost importance. Must take ownership of problem-solving opportunities with a constructive attitude, commitment and understanding always.


  • Must have a solid understanding of the mining processing industry, job site safety requirements, planning and scheduling and sequence of work, and relevant technology.
  • Must be able to read plans and specifications.


  • Trade qualified in either fabrication, machining, mechanical fitting or related field, preferred.
  • Good leadership, initiative, communication, teamwork, managing for results, and coaching & mentoring.

How to Apply:

Metso is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering an inclusive and diverse workforce culture. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, nationality, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, status as a protected veteran or status as a qualified individual with a disability.

Metso is a frontrunner in sustainable technologies, end-to-end solutions and services for the aggregates, minerals processing and metals refining industries globally. We improve our customers' energy and water efficiency, increase their productivity, and reduce environmental risks with our product and process expertise. We are the partner for positive change. 

Headquartered in Espoo, Finland, Metso employs over 17,000 people in close to 50 countries and sales for 2023 were about EUR 5.4 billion. The company is listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki.,

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