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Trade Upgrade Program - Plant Mechanic - QLD & WA


May 2023


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Qualifications, Career Exploration, Training, #Job Preparation

Ironside Resources has ongoing job opportunities for veterans across a wide variety of industries with new jobs available every day.

Trade Upgrade Program - Plant Mechanic - QLD & WA

  • Trades & Services

  • Mechanic / Automotive

  • AU National

  • Permanent / Full Time

  • FIFO straight after technical theory training

  • Your choice of a mine site in either QLD or WA

  • First intake in 22 May

Macmahon ex ADF Trade Upgrade Program – April 2023 intake  

This is an amazing opportunity to enter a bespoke training program provided by an industry leader. Together with other ex-ADF mechanics, you'll be trained as a group to work on a mine site. This is a significant investment from Macmahon to support your further qualification and is unique to Ironside.

In return, you will establish a continued service commitment in a trade role with Macmahon. 

Macmahon is a diversified contractor with leading capabilities in surface and underground mining, civil construction and resources engineering. 
Macmahon offers benefits of more family time, with paid parental leave, flexible working arrangements and purchased leave programs to give you the work-life balance you've always wanted. More development opportunities, with in-house RTOs, access to your own guided learning platform and a range of pathways to help steer your career in the direction of your dreams. 



As a current Heavy Road Transport trade qualified Mechanic, upgrade to be a qualified Heavy Mobile Plant Mechanic. This will be delivered by TAFE QLD in either Brisbane (most likely), Townsville, or Cairns, as a small group of veterans.

You'll get upfront, paid, in-classroom technical theory training in approx. six weeks, then complete "on-the-job" training on a mine site in either WA or QLD, depending upon your preferred location, for around another 18 weeks. Then you'll move into a permanent role in either QLD or WA.


To be eligible for a Trade Upgrade you must:

  • Be a transitioning or ex ADF Diesel Mechanic.

  • Already be a qualified Heavy Road Transport Mechanic, holding either Cert III in Heavy Road Transport or Cert III in Heavy Commercial Vehicle Mechanical Technology.

  • Have a history of being a good performer, who is well regarded by their peers and leaders.


  • Please apply directly using the link below

  • Any questions? Email

  • Hurry - this is for a small group of veterans so applications will close when we are full!

For more info please call
The Oasis Townsville
on 07-4759 8777

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