Workshop Manager

Who we are

The Babcock International Group has been trusted to deliver bespoke, highly skilled engineering services for over a century, underpinned by a deep understanding of technology integration, unique infrastructure and specialist training.

Across Australia and New Zealand, Babcock is a key contractor to Defence, emergency services and the oil and gas sectors, employing more than 1000 talented people and we’re growing!

We focus our specialist skills and knowledge to facilitate clients’ operational requirements, and our expertise across land, marine, aviation and training sectors provides engineering, sustainment and support services that keep the country moving.

To provide you some local context, here are a few things we do across air, land and sea:

  • We’re in the air with emergency services, piloting and crewing air ambulances and search and rescue missions

  • We keep things moving on land, with integrated asset management and engineering services for vehicle fleets and infrastructure

  • We look after vessels as diverse as naval submarines and luxury yachts, with plenty in between, providing bow-to-stern sustainment and technical engineering support


About our Role - Workshop Manager

We are currently seeking an experienced Workshop Manager to lead a team of mechanics to deliver a high standard of maintenance and repair services to our customer. A diverse role, you will also engage with the business to ensure management of contractual, legislative and organisational requirements associated with contract performance, health safety and environmental compliance and employee engagement.  The fleet comprises of predominantly Caterpillar, Komatsu, Volvo CE, Hitachi Construction and Mack Truck brands.

The role reports to the Repair and Maintenance Manager and is based at our workshop in Dry Creek, with travel to sites at various locations within South Australia as required.

Key accountabilities will include:

  • Values based leadership of all direct reports to ensure optimal employee engagement, employee performance and employee well-being;

  • Manage resources to achieve or exceed budgeted profit margins, optimising cost efficiency for both ourselves and the customer;

  • Deliver our contractual obligations to our customers and maintain good customer relations;

  • Perform scheduled Health, Safety and Environmental compliance inspections to eliminate hazards and ensure our facilities, vehicles, tooling, equipment and assets comply with all legislative requirements and enforce our company Health, Safety and Environmental policies and procedures across the entire contract;

  • Provide best practice leadership to your direct reports in consultation with People and Culture

  • Develop systems to ensure the team are performing condition based preventative maintenance tasks and repairs in line with budget, industry standards, best practice and OEM guidelines.


The successful candidate must have:

  • Demonstrated experience in a supervisory/management role within an workshop environment including leading, mentoring, coaching and guiding individuals;

  • Solid technical knowledge of Heavy Vehicle and Mobile Equipment Maintenance and Repair Management;

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, advanced computer literacy and impeccable level of attention to detail;

  • Demonstrated experience working in a role with a customer focus.


Candidates must be eligible to live and work in Australia.


Your future at Babcock – what we offer you

What sets us apart at Babcock? Babcock offers a supportive and engaging environment where you can drive change and grow your career, we promote and foster training and development and the opportunity to be part of something BIG.  Central to Babcock’s core values are health, safety and environment and diversity. If you’d like to be part of an exciting and engaged team, apply via the ‘Apply Now” button below.

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Job no: GTAJ91471

Location: Dry Creek - SA

Closing Date: Sunday, 5 April 2020