Workshop Supervisor

Babcock International Group, the aerospace and defence company,has been trusted to deliver bespoke, highly-skilled engineering services for over a century. With revenue of around AU$9.5 billion in 2018/19, we help customers improve the capability, reliability and availability of their most critical assets within our four market sectors of Marine, Land, Aviation, and Nuclear, underpinned by a deep understanding of technology integration, unique infrastructure, and specialist training.

In Australia and New Zealand, Babcock operates nationally, employing over 1000 talented people. Operating across aviation, marine, oil and gas, mining and construction, cyber security, defence, communications,emergency services and engineering consultancy, we support our customers’ technical, programme and complex platform requirements through our proven processes, systems and people. In many ways, we are the brand behind the brand. You may not always see our logo, but we are behind the scenes using specialist skills and knowledge to facilitate our client’s operational requirements.

A global solution being delivered locally.

We are currently seeking an experienced Workshop/Contract Supervisor to lead a team of mechanics to deliver a high standard of maintenance and repair services to our customers while meeting all the necessary 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.  Applicants will be required to support our operations, with afternoon shifts and Saturday’s 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 including; recruitment and retention, performance management and development, training and development, leave planning and approvals, disciplinary issues, disputes and industrial relations;

  • 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;

  • Comprehensive 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.


Babcock is committed to creating an organisational environment that proactively acquires and manages efficient and effective staff with the skills, capabilities and attitudes necessary to support the business in achieving its corporate goals. If you want to be part of an exciting new future with our Company, then please register your interest now. 


Candidates must be eligible to live and work in Australia.



Job no: GTAJ91471

Location: Dry Creek - SA

Closing Date: Monday, 3 February 2020