Mechanical Technician

As Western Australia’s leading hazard management agency, DFES performs a critical role coordinating emergency services for a range of natural disasters and emergency incidents threatening life and property.

By empowering our people, we create a diverse and capable organisation where we are united and supportive allowing us to work better together. It’s crucial that as a collective, our employees, volunteers and the general public have all the tools they need to safely and effectively manage emergency events.

To learn more about the Department and what we have to offer, please visit our website here or follow us on LinkedIn here.


Salary - DFES Fleet and Equipment Services Agreement 2020, Technician 2, $70,836 - $71,670
In addition to the base salary listed above, the successful applicant will be entitled to attractive allowances and overtime rates of pay for hours worked outside of normal business hours.

As a Heavy Commercial Vehicle Mechanic, you will undertake servicing, repairs and maintenance to DFES fleet vehicles and associated equipment such as, hand-held firefighting equipment, aerial platform appliances and road crash rescue.

You will ensure the quality of work from external service providers is always maintained and provide technical advice and training as required.

You will also be provided with continuous on the job training and undertake a variety of relevant High Risk licences training. Once appropriately trained, you will take part in a 24-hour roster system where you are required to be on call, to provide mechanical support.

During high threat seasons you may also be called upon to provide mechanical support at fire grounds and incidents.

This position is financially rewarding with remuneration benefits such as;
- Participating in an on-call roster.
- Attending emergency incidents via air and/or road out of hours as well as during business hours.
- Availability allowance

At DFES, we create a Learning Environment for all employees to ensure that essential skill sets are obtained to undertake their roles. Included with the allowances, you will have access to the following training courses such as;
- Working at Heights
- Elevated Work Platforms
- OEM Training
- 4WD Recovery Training or 4WD Operation
- WAERN Basic Radio Operation
- Forklift and Overhead Gantry Crane
- First Aid
- Introduction to Firefighting DFES0440A


We are looking for Heavy Commercial Vehicle Mechanic's who can work positively within a team environment, who have a can-do attitude and is available to participate in an on-call roster.

To be eligible for the position, you must have an unrestricted heavy ridged (HR) licence which must remain valid for the duration of employment and a certified Heavy Automotive Mechanics trade certificate.

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Department of Fire & Emergency Services

Western Australia

Greater Perth


Automotive Mechanic


Closing date:

1 June 2022

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