The Trades Assistant is responsible for assisting the Fitters, Machinists and Welders in conducting repairs of mechanical equipment and parts and maintaining the workshop and associated equipment in a safe, clean and tidy condition.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Ability to perform assigned tasks with minimal supervision;
Ability to operate grinders, spray painting equipment and other tools and machinery as required in a safe manner
Ability to read and comprehend instructions, memos, general correspondence and apply the knowledge of a reasonable person to carry out instructions;
Basic numeracy skills, having the ability to use these skills with weight, volume and distance measurements;
Developing knowledge of workshop procedures;
Developing knowledge of the use and maintenance of workshop equipment;
Developing knowledge of the operation of a plant;
General knowledge of Occupational Health, Safety and Welfare regulations; and
Ability to work both autonomously and within a team.
The specific position description of the employees function within the organisation gives a general indication of the duties to be performed, however, the duties are not be considered restrictive and are not be limited to those listed.
Position will be required to make decisions that will directly impact the department.
Managers and Supervisors
QUALIFICATIONS: EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:
Previous mechanical experience;
Demonstrated mechanical aptitude and the ability to learn and develop;
Understanding of Safe Operating Procedures
Computer skills – Basic to Intermediate
Ability to work with or without supervision
Ability to problem solve
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the accountabilities of the job. While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to stand, feel with their hands, reach and handle materials weighing up to 10 pounds.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee may encounter while performing the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly exposed to moving objects (materials handled and transported throughout the plant via cranes, fork trucks and other employees).