We’re Hiring

HD Mechanic Jobs

With access to over 40 sites across the Pilbara and Goldfields region of Western Australia and the biggest contracts in the industry – we are looking for the very best Heavy Diesel (HD) Mechanics to grow with us!
Flexible Rosters
Permanent or Casual Roles
Great Work-Life Balance
Training, Upskilling & Mining Career Opportunities
we’re building a team
OF THE BEST IN THE BUSINESS

FIFO Heavy Diesel MECHANIC JOBS AVAILABLE

Heavy Diesel Trade Certificate Required

International applications are closed for 2023

Due to ongoing growth in our organisation, we are expanding our HD Mechanics team. With access to over 40 sites across the Pilbara and Goldfields region of Western Australia and the biggest contracts in the industry – we are looking for the very best talent to grow with us.

Schlam is proud to offer the industry’s most competitive rates, your choice of rosters, permanent contracts with guaranteed work, paid training and upskilling, visible career development and regular pay reviews to match your growing experience and skill set.

Design your career, your way, at Schlam.

What does a HD Mechanic do?

Working as a Heavy Diesel Mechanic you will work on a range of heavy mobile equipment such as excavators, dump trucks, shovels, dozers, graders and loaders. You may carry out breakdown service and repair work for heavy mobile equipment both in the field or pit and in a workshop.

Some other duties include;

Service heavy diesel engine vehicles, including preventative or routine maintenance and repairs.

Dismantle and remove engine assemblies, transmissions, steering mechanisms and other components.

Diagnose and service a variety of hydraulic system.

Diagnose and test parts using advanced diagnostic technology.

What skills do I need to become a FIFO HD Mechanic with Schlam?

You will need to complete a CERTIFICATE III IN MOBILE PLANT TECHNOLOGY to become a qualified HD Mechanic. It is worth noting that you have to be over 18+ to work FIFO. 

In addition to your HD Mechanic Trade Qualification, you will also need:

Valid Driver’s Licence

High-Risk Licence

National Police Check

What machinery experience do you have?

Applicants with experience in the following machinery will be at an advantage:

Excavators – Hitachi

Trucks – Caterpillar

Loaders – Komatsu

Dozers – Komatsu

Graders – Caterpillar

ABOUT SCHLAM

Schlam is one of Australia’s largest privately owned mining products and services companies. Our 500% growth over the last four years and ambitious plans to expand and reach further across Australia and international borders mean golden employment opportunities.

We have mining industry jobs with incredibly flexible employment conditions and competitive rates for talented individuals.

We’re building a team of the best in the business. People who want to build and create things, who see a challenge and want to take it on, and who have a keen sense of service.

Why work for Schlam?

Read what real Schlam employees have to say

Flexible Rostering

You get the best of both worlds – working full-time but with the flexibility to work at multiple sites and different rosters.

I like them for their flexibility. You can choose the roster you want, and how long you want to be home for. If you’re stuck with a mining company you just have to do what they give you. But Schlam lets you be flexible and if you’ve got something long-term down the year, your holiday or whatever, you can schedule things easily.

Variety

The problem with some companies is that when you’re stuck at one site, you might get along with some people and you might not. But with contracting you go to site to site and if you really click, you get to stay there.

Working direct for the client has its perks, but working for Schlam you don’t get trapped in the nitty gritty and have the freedom to move around different sites.

Work-Life Balance

I’m literally off this week extra because I need to go up to my sister’s wedding. Schlam were pretty much like, yeah no worries, just let us know the dates and it was sorted.

Other companies, they might make you feel a bit guilty about taking time off. But here – there’s no ifs or buts about it, just Yup, no worries. I’ve never been made to feel bad about it.

Training, upskilling, and career progression

I’ve had more training opportunities in 5 months at Schlam than I did in the 1.5 years I was at my previous company for.

Schlam looks after me really well – they pay for my education, and I can’t be more grateful for that.

Maintenance & Shutdown Teams

Repair, rebuild and maintain all makes and models of heavy mobile equipment.
Extend your experience on a variety of fixed plant including crushing, processing and conveyor systems.

Schlam invests in its people.

Schlam looks after me really well – they pay for my education, and I can’t be more grateful for that.

They’ve given me so many opportunities – covered my TAFE, covered my forklift ticket.

The learning is what I like the most. The opportunity to do upgrades in Queensland is very limited, but the industry standard in WA is much better, and Schlam helps you get there.

I’ve had more training opportunities in 5 months at Schlam than I did in the 1.5 years I was at my previous company for.

They do what they can to give you some sort of qualification. Most companies don’t seem to care about that, but Schlam does right by you.

Opportunity is what makes me stay at Schlam – growing and further development.

Register your interest

If you think you’ve got what it takes to be the best in the business, or if you are looking for more variety and better conditions, Schlam welcomes you. Simply register your interest by filling in the form below.

International applications are closed for 2023