Maintenance Technician (Mechanical)

Maintenance Technicians maintain, investigate and fault find equipment such as rotating machinery, generators, switch gear, motors, pumps, conveyors & electrical distribution systems etc, keeping accurate records of findings & maintenance.

Personal requirements of a power generation maintenance support officer may include:

  • Ability to follow procedures and commitment to safe work practices
  • Good at mechanical and/or electrical activities
  • Able to accept responsibility and make decisions
  • Self motivated
  • Logical and thorough approach to work
  • excellent communicator with a strong grasp of both written and spoken English and the ability to maintain accurate paperwork and documentation

Key responsibilities include: 

  • Diagnosing, servicing and repairing power generation equipment
  • Maintaining appropriate paperwork accurately (timesheets, job sheets, load test sheets)
  • Participate in major and minor plant and equipment outages
  • Assist in planning and scheduling of routine and outage maintenance activities
  • Participate in the Plant condition monitoring program specific to discipline.
  • Identification and implementation of continuous improvement opportunities for processes/systems and work practices

This job usually requires the completion of a traineeship or apprenticeship in ESI (Electrical Supply Industry Generation). Entry requirements may vary but most employers require Year 10 and some may prefer Year 12. It is possible to cross over into this occupation from related occupations such as electrician and engineering tradesperson - mechanical. However, further part-time study usually at Certificate III level, and on-the-job training offered as an apprenticeship, is required.