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Workshop Leading Hand - Kalgoorlie

  • Kalgoorlie, WA 6430 Any Employment
  • Closes in a month
    Published on 19 Jul 2019


  • Job no: 3041

Komatsu is a world leader in the technology behind state of the art earthmoving, mining, construction and utility equipment. Komatsu’s vision is to be indispensable to our customers by having the most professional, skilled and engaged people who drive innovation. With over 3,000 employees across Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and New Caledonia, progressing our business forward is a key element of our success. At Komatsu we consider ourselves family where we meet challenges together, solve complicated problems together, strive for a better future together and most importantly enjoy ourselves whilst developing great friendships. Your Success is Our Success.

The Opportunity:

  • The Service Department based at our Kalgoorlie Branch is seeking a high performing individual to coordinate Trade personnel and the Service Department requirements on a day to day basis. The role ensures all work is performed in accordance with operational activities.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Issue appropriate documents and work instructions to shop floor.
  • Maintain In-Process and Final Inspection Quality Assurance requirements.
  • Maximise labour output.
  • At all times, apply good Engineering Principles to an acceptable level of performance.
  • At all times, apply safe working practices, including a high standard of housekeeping.
  • Fulfil the requirements of Komatsu Australia Quality Assurance performance.
  • Assist in team members training needs.
  • Assist with quotations/tenders
  • Administer time keeping (job cards etc.) and Timesheets must be up to date and completed daily. Ensure all time sheets are given to Service Administrator in the morning of the next working day. 
  • Assist in efforts to reduce job costs, oversee efforts required to meet delivery targets.
  • Lead by example.
  • Assist in review of team member’s performance level.
  • Ensure compliance with Standard Operating Procedures.
  • Implement and monitor all Quality Procedures, in accordance with the particular specifications and/or Contract Plan.
  • To identify and eliminate waste.
  • To ensure that at all times your actions are such that promotes the name of Komatsu Australia and by due process leads to the long term profitability of the Company.
  • Ensure employees and sub-contractors adhere to the Company’s OH& S requirements.
  • Provide technical and product information to staff and customers.
  • Liaise with customers and staff in a courteous manner.
  • Supervise trades persons in trade related work on plant equipment and components in accordance with manufacturers’ standards within the laid down time frame.
  • Conduct job estimations including planning and job progress.
  • Open and close jobs using the correct QA procedure.
  • Supervise the on-the-job training of trades persons and apprentices in consultation with the training staff.
  • Adapt procedures for testing and correctly diagnosing the faults in the equipment where manufacturers’ information is insufficient or unavailable.
  • Other duties as set out as per the Job Description.

The knowledge, skills and abilities we’re looking for:

  • Certified Tradesperson
  • Current Drivers Licence (HR preferred)
  • Previous Supervisory/ leading hand experience
  • Sound liaison skills
  • Ability to schedule and delegate to a team or individual
  • Strong professional communication skills
  • Strong key team player
  • Professional self-starter, with high attention to detail
  • Working knowledge of Quality Assurance and active in promoting its principals.
  • Ability to lead and mentor a team
  • Basic to intermediate computer knowledge/skills
  • Current Forklift Certification
  • Current Working at Heights Certification
  • Current Senior First Aid Certification

Komatsu offers a zero-harm culture in the work place, competitive remuneration package, and to drive success we employ people with different skills, abilities, cultural backgrounds, experiences, preferences, ethnicities and from different generations. Join the Komatsu family and you’ll become a part of a dynamic, supportive and inclusive work environment, with opportunities for career progression on a global scale, training and personal growth.

  • Closes in a month - 27 Sep 2019
  • Published on 19 Jul 2019, 2:55 AM