Apprentice Mechanical Technician | Mount Isa

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We now have an exciting opportunity available for an Apprentice Mechanical Technician to join our Operations & Maintenance team, based at our Mount Isa site on a permanent full-time basis.

You will be an integral part of the team, learning from our highly skilled tradespeople.

Your apprenticeship will consist of 2-4 years of both formal classroom training and onsite work experience. After completion, there may be the opportunity for permanent employment and further development of your career with APA. Your TAFE fees will be covered by APA, and all equipment and PPE will be provided. You just need to bring your enthusiasm, willingness to learn and be part of a collaborative team.

As an APA Apprentice you will:

  • Cut holes into live pipelines in a controlled manner (hot tapping), to gain entry inside the pipe
  • Use techniques such as welding to stop the flow of gas in a main pipeline in order to complete maintenance and or new repair work.
  • Grease valves to ensure functional operation for isolation purpose and pressure control situations.
  • Decommission and commission gas infrastructure using purging and flaring techniques.
  • Complete installations, fault find, repair and rebuild/overhaul of plant components.
  • Inspect and observe, learn and understand plant or asset functions.
  • Learn the safe and correct operation of machinery and use of hand and power tools.
  • Conduct safe-work risk assessments.
  • Attend TAFE and complete the required coursework.

To be eligible to apply for our Apprenticeship program, you will be:

  • A year 12 school leaver or a mature applicant
  • Able to listen carefully, follow directions and have a willingness to work hard in a team environment
  • Able to work in confined spaces and to climb stairs
  • Licensed to drive a motor vehicle
  • An enthusiastic and dedicated learner, with a passion for developing your skills and committed to building your career as a trade-qualified Apprentice Mechanical Technician
  • Available to commence your career with APA 5 February 2024, and learn all of the above!

About Us

APA is a leading Australian energy infrastructure business. We own and/or manage and operate a diverse, $22 billion portfolio of gas, electricity, solar and wind assets. Consistent with our purpose to strengthen communities through responsible energy, we deliver approximately half of the nation’s gas usage and connect Victoria with South Australia, Tasmania with Victoria and New South Wales with Queensland through our investments in electricity transmission assets. We are also one of the largest owners and operators of renewable power generation assets in Australia, with wind and solar projects across the country.

We employ more than 2,200 people across Australia and know that they are the key to our success. We are committed to a diverse and inclusive culture, where all our people feel safe, valued, and trusted to do their best every day.

Sound like your kind of career? We would love to hear from you.

APA is an equal opportunity employer. The safety and sustainability of our people, community and environment is our focus. We embrace diversity in our people to ensure our workforce is representative of the communities that we operate in, which is why we have partnered with both Tradeswomen Australia and WORK180.

When you join us on this journey to success, you will have access to targeted career development programs, competitive remuneration, employee benefits, work–life balance and wellbeing programs.

Role closes Wednesday 30 August

Applicants must be eligible to work in Australia to be considered.

Please apply by submitting your resume and a cover letter addressing the following (bullet point answers are fine):

  • What makes APA a good place for you to work at
  • Why you want to be an Apprentice Mechanical Technician

APA Group is not accepting submissions from recruitment agencies for this role.


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