First listed on: 16 February 2024

Heavy Vehicle Diesel Mechanic


City of Stonnington is a child safe and equal opportunity employer committed to an equitable, diverse and socially inclusive work environment and a positive, barrier-free recruitment process. We actively encourage applicants from an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage, people living with disability, LGBTIQ+ and people from culturally diverse backgrounds to explore the opportunity of a career at the City of Stonnington.

Here at the City of Stonnington we aspire to be a leading local government authority and to do this we need the very best people who share our belief in community and who want to make a difference. We value everyone's contributions, lived experience and expertise. We provide an inclusive and respectful workplace culture where everyone is supported to thrive and be authentic. There is a variety of benefits available for our people have a look at “Why Stonnington”.

If you have any support or access requirements, or would like to speak to someone about employment or an alternative processes, please contact Council’s Talent Acquisition team on 8290 1333.

Please view the below documents for this position:

Job Description

As Heavy Vehicle Diesel Mechanic you will provide an efficient, safe and effective maintenance and repair service for Council’s fleet of vehicles, mobile plant, fixed plant and equipment

You are also required to:

  • Undertake routine servicing, maintenance and repair of motor vehicles, mobile and fixed associated plant and equipment
  • Provide advice to customers on maintenance and repairs of plant and equipment, ensuring all maintenance and repairs are carried out in a safe and effective manner
  • Regularly identify and report on the safety aspects of the position and unit with a view to assist in the continuous improvement of work procedures
  • Maximise the utilisation of plant infrastructure and equipment by keeping it in good working order, sourcing parts as required

This is a permanent full time position with an annual salary of $83,067 per annum + 11 % superannuation and a monthly accrued day off. Work hours are 7am-43pm Monday to Friday - excellent if you have school pick up or just extra time to yourself in the afternoon.

You are based within our bright, modern and sustainable Tooronga Depot office which is located next to Tooronga Train station and walking distance to Tooronga Village Shopping Centre. As a permanent employee you also get access to our wellbeing program and employee assistance counselling program.

Desired Skills and Experience

Desired Skills and Experience

  • Experienced in the operation of specialised machinery such as milling machine and lathe
  • Competent in welding with both mig and arc welders
  • Ability to work in cooperation with other employees and contractors including being able to discuss and resolve problems 
  • Competent in the safe operation of machining equipment
  • Knowledge and experience in service and maintenance of heavy plant and equipment, passenger vehicles and small plant and equipment. (This includes work on petrol and diesel motors, hydraulic and pneumatic equipment, work with electronic equipment, electric and electronic components and transmissions
  • Understanding of vehicle safety standards
  • Ability to drive and operate a range of Council plant and equipment in a safe manner 
  • A current Victorian Drivers License with a current Heavy Rigid License Endorsement
  • A knowledge of hydraulics is highly desirable 

Join Stonnington today. Work that matters. People who make a difference.  

For enquiries relating to the role, please contact Andrew Kirk Fleet Management Coordinator on

For enquiries relating to the system and the application process, please contact a member of the Talent Acquisition team on 8290 1333. 

Submitting your application 

We are no longer using Position Descriptions or Key Selection Criteria. Please use your cover letter to demonstrate to us that you can ‘deliver’ the aspects of the role and that you have what is needed to ‘thrive’. These are the top two sections in the Success Profile. You do not need to have a heading of each point or address each point individually. Recommended no more than 2 pages for your cover letter.

We are a 2022 Circle Back Initiative Employer - we commit to respond to every applicant.

To be eligible to apply for this position you must have an appropriate Australian or New Zealand work visa.

Successful candidates will be required to provide acceptable evidence of their vaccination.

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