The National Pharmacies Christmas Pageant has been running for 87 years, and is the second largest parade of its kind in the world, with more than 60 floats.
The Automotive Mechanic will be required to build, service, repair and maintain the tow and self-motorised floats, generators and battery-operated equipment used in the National Pharmacies Christmas Pageant. These vehicles include 80-year-old Coventries, 60-year-old Fords, Toyotas ranging from 10 – 20 years of age, 1940’s Morris vehicles, and 1950’s Austin’s. Many of these are built into self-motorised floats, and will require a candidate who can demonstrate the skill and experience required to ensure that vehicles are maintained to the highest possible standard, and do not experience a break down on the way to or during the Christmas Pageant.
In addition to this, this role will be required to supervise an Apprentice (currently in their first year) who is completing Certificate 3 – Engineering (Fabrication). Therefore, essential criteria for the role includes:
- Certificate III in Automotive Technology (or equivalent Mechanical Trade Certificate)
- Certificate III in Engineering – Fabrication (or equivalent qualification / experience as a Welder or Boilermaker)
- Mechanical knowledge of and practical experience working on older vehicles
- Knowledge of all types of welding
- Fabrication of pageant floats or equivalent
- Diesel/petrol engine mechanics / repair
- Technical knowledge of design art maths
- Drivers licence
- Ability to work unsupervised
- Ability to work in a team environment
- Ability to lead other mechanics and welders.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
- Meet with Event Manager, workshop supervisor and artist / designer to discuss float design on a regular basis
- Advise on materials, labour and costs for structural aspects (base, animation and support)
- Meet with Event Manager and workshop supervisor upon approval of new floats to be built, to help prioritise construction schedule
- Prioritise tow vehicle repairs from previous Pageant and factor into schedule
- Help construct allocated floats in accordance within agreed schedule, including supervision of welder / mechanic components
- Monitor welder / mechanic schedule progress and report regularly to workshop supervisor
- Generate record of motorised vehicles, generators and battery-operated equipment, service, and repair
- Generate record of known repairs identified at the end of previous Pageant
- Maintain floats structurally / mechanically
- Create schedule for Pageant day lead up and maintain status report to be made available to the team
- Identify unscheduled maintenance required
- Adhere to SATC policy and procedures on all matters relating to health and safety.
- Ensure that SATC vehicles are maintained in accordance with SATC Motor Vehicle Policy, attend driver training, and drive according to the law and prevailing conditions.
The role will be offered as a two (2) year contract and subject to six (6) months’ probation and participation in regular performance reviews. This role will be classified as GSE07, Step 1, in accordance with the South Australian Public Sector Wages Parity Enterprise Agreement Weekly Paid 2017.
The South Australian public sector promotes diversity and flexible ways of working, including part-time. Applicants are encouraged to discuss the flexible working arrangements for this role, and candidates with an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander background are encouraged to apply.
The position description can be downloaded here.
Enquiries can be directed to Jessica in HR in the first instance, on 8463 4513.
Applications containing a resume and cover letter briefly outlining your suitability for the role can be directed to Brian Gilbertson at the South Australian Tourism Commission via firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications close: 9am Monday 13 July 2020