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Maintenance Technician
Site / Location
Melbourne Parcel Facility
Ref #
Australia Post
Opening Date
Sunshine West
Work Type
Permanent Full Time

Description & Requirements

Are you a mechanical fitter with a passion for innovation and a desire to make a significant impact on your community? At Australia Post, we're seeking skilled fitters to work with state-of-the-art automated equipment and contribute to a critical service that connects communities and businesses across Australia. Your expertise will help maintain and enhance the performance of our parcel sorting equipment, ensuring seamless and safe operation for our employees and customers.

Why Us?

  • Career Growth. Learn from our experienced staff and technical leaders, and continually expand your knowledge and skills with a personalised Individual Development Plan (IDP).
  • Varied Locations. You'll have the chance to work in multiple locations, including Sunshine West, Tullamarine, Somerton, and Avalon, experiencing diverse environments.
  • Cutting-Edge Technology. Work with the latest in parcel processing automation.
  • Critical Impact. Your role directly impacts the efficiency and safety of our operations, contributing to the wellbeing of our team and the communities we serve.

You’ll be … 

  • Utilising your mechanical skills to keep our processing machines in peak working condition through corrective, preventative, and predictive maintenance techniques.
  • Diagnosing, and repairing complex faults, ensuring the uninterrupted flow of our operations.
  • Maintaining accurate records of all maintenance transactions using SAP, contributing to efficient planning.
  • Prioritising safety in all your work, ensuring the well-being of our team and the integrity of our operations.
  • Benefiting from on-the-job training and coaching by our talented staff and technical leaders, fostering your professional development.

About you …

  • Minimum Certificate III in Mechanical Engineering or related qualifications. A restricted electrical (D) licence is preferred, but not mandatory.
  • Proven experience as a maintenance fitter with practical industry knowledge and skills.
  • Proficiency in monitoring, maintaining, and repairing processing equipment, including material handling systems such as conveyors and sortation equipment.
  • Expertise in diagnosing, repairing, and monitoring high-speed automation and processing equipment and systems.
  • Familiarity with Computerised Maintenance Management Systems (CMMS), such as SAP.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills, and the ability to collaborate effectively.
  • High level of knowledge of WHS and risk management.


How we’ll deliver for you …

  • Work-Life Balance. Enjoy a 9-day fortnight, rostered days off, and 5 weeks of annual leave.
  • Shift Benefits. Earn shift penalties on top of your base salary – 15% for day and afternoon shifts, 30% for night shifts, 100% for Sundays and public holiday rates. Plus, overtime!
  • Above Base Superannuation. We provide 12% superannuation per annum.
  • Long-Term Growth. We're committed to your growth, delivering on our values of Trust, Inclusivity, Empowerment, and Safety.

We’re delivering together

At Australia Post, we acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we operate, live and gather as employees. 

We believe our business should reflect the diverse communities we operate in and are proud to be an inclusive workplace for people from all walks of life. We encourage applications from people of all ages, genders and backgrounds including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, People with Disability, LGBTQIA+ and Refugees. We are one of the largest organisations in Australia to successfully achieve Disability Confident Recruiter status. We are committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free recruitment process and workplace for those living with a disability and are committed to reviewing and removing bias in our processes to create a gender-equitable recruitment experience and workplace.  If you have any questions about accessibility, please contact our Diversity & Inclusion team on

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