W113612 - Mechanic's assistant

Mechanic's assistant
Westar Trucks

An opportunity exists to work with Westar Trucks in Campbellfield as a Heavy Vehicle Technician Assistant.
Westar Truck Centre is part of the Patterson Cheney group of automotive companies.
Patterson Cheney’s ties to Isuzu dates back to the late 1970s when Isuzu was first introduced to Australia through the General Motors TruckPower brand - comprising Chevrolet, Bedford and Isuzu trucks.
During that 50 odd years history in the Australian truck industry we have been part of the rise and rise of Isuzu culminating in Isuzu gaining overall truck market leadership and maintaining that mantle for every year for some 25 years since. Today Isuzu trucks account for over 25% of all trucks sold in Australia. Our 50 odd years’ experience in truck sales and service and parts support and our view of the future has been demonstrated in the Westar Truck Centre in Derrimut whilst we also have a site in Campbellfield where this position will be located. We are dedicated to sales, service and parts support to trucks across a range of makes including Dennis Eagle, Isuzu, Iveco, Man and Western Star Trucks.
Trucks are a serious business and a serious investment. And no one is as serious about trucks as Westar Truck Centre.

Skills You Might Learn

Some of the skills that will be attained include, understanding of mechanical processes particularly in relation to heavy vehicles; an introduction to the heavy vehicle industry and how servicing works within this industry; understanding the basics of an automotive workshop; working with colleagues to ensure high standards of service are delivered; understanding OH & S requirements in a heavy vehicle industry; learning about customer service requirements in the context of a workshop and service centre.

Typical Tasks & Duties

Duties will be directed by your Supervisor who is the Workshop Foreman and may include;
General maintenance of trucks
Basic diagnostics of electrical and mechanical systems
Provide Inspection Reports

Student Requirements

An interest in learning about mechanics in a heavy industry environment
Ability to follow instructions and maintain safe practice at all times
A curious nature and ability to ask questions to ensure understanding

Dress Requirements

Overalls will be provided as well as hearing and eye protection. Students must wear work pants, long sleeve shirt and wear steel capped boots

Special Transport Requirements

Several bus routes run from a number of locations along the Hume Highway and 2 train stations Gowrie and Upfield are located not too far away.


  • AUR31116 - Certificate III in Heavy Commercial Vehicle Mechanical Technology (Release 1)
Positions: 1 Position
ID Number: W113612
Industry Area: AUTOMOTIVE
Location: Campbellfield - Explore Region
Mode/Type: Structured Workplace Learning (SWL)
Attendance: 8.00am - 4.30pm one day per week which an be negotiated
Added By: Hume Whittlesea Local Learning & Employment Network


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