Business:  Kalmar
Job Function:  Service

Melbourne, VIC, AU

Leading Hand

Kalmar keeps global trade moving. Our innovative solutions contribute to every fourth container movement in the world and help transform the future of cargo handling. We believe in collaboration, delivering on our promises and that people make the difference.

Purpose of the position

To manage allocation of resources (personnel, plant and equipment) at your designated work site to deliver the optimum benefit to the organisation.  Responsible for ensuring manning levels support the completion of forecast work. The Leading Hand will work closely with the client, works coordinator, and management in order to know what future work is to be done. 

The Leading Hand will manage a team ensuring everyone performing work, or affected by work, knows exactly what is going on before and after it happens and is well informed ahead of time on what work is occurring, and how it will affect them. The Leading Hand is responsible for the quality of work delivered by the team. The Leading Hand will ensure all work completed is done so in accordance with the clients requirements and that all safety requirements are fulfilled.  

The Leading Hand must strive to maximise their own billable recovery ensuring they actively participate in scheduled work.

Main tasks and responsibilities

You will be required to perform the following tasks:

  • Manage the performance of your team
  • Assist with the personnel development of your team
  • Assist with the development of the work forecast
  • Allocate resources to work maximising billable utilisation
  • Undertake planned repairs & refurbishment to required standards, aligned to your qualifications, licenses, and experience.
  • Undertake unplanned repairs/tasks in a timely manner to required standards.
  • Conduct maintenance & servicing.
  • Accurate & timely completion of designated job & service records.
  • Record machine and service data as required
  • Maintain and record an accurate timesheet of events
  • Operation of Safety “tag out/lock out” process.
  • Risk & hazard assessment as associated with allocated tasks.
  • Liaise with & assist any specialist contractors or providers engaged by the Business with respect to mechanical works, as appropriate.
  • Supervise the work of the tradesman’s assistant or any junior maintenance personnel when allocated with these persons.

You may be required to perform the following duties, if suitably skilled/trained:

  • Relief work coordinator or area manager

Additional Tasks:

  • You may, from time to time, be asked to assist with a particular task or job that does not fall within any of those outlined above. 

What you’ll need to succeed

⦁    Mechanical or Electrical Trade 
⦁    Current Driver’s licence
⦁    High Risk Licence for Forklift and Elevated Work Platform
⦁    Maritime Security Identification Card (MSIC)

⦁    Heavy Vehicle/Plant Diesel Experience
⦁    Hydraulic Experience
⦁    Container Terminal Asset Maintenance Experience

Work Experience / Skills:
⦁    Heavy Diesel Motors (Caterpillar, Cummins, Mercedes preferred)
⦁    Hydraulic Controls
⦁    Heavy Vehicle Transmissions
⦁    Profibus / CANN bus Communications
⦁    Fitting and Machining
⦁    Welding/Fabricating
⦁    Working at heights

⦁    Calm and collected 
⦁    Professional
⦁    Ability to deal with conflict 
⦁    Demonstrated ability to Work at Heights
⦁    Demonstrated Heavy Machinery experience.
⦁    Ability to work 12 hour shifts and overtime when required
⦁    Ability to work 8 hour shifts Monday to Friday
⦁    Have a sound knowledge of WH&S policies.

You will be part of

We believe in our people as it is our people who really make the difference. We always work in close collaboration with our customers, deliver on our promises and never walk away no matter how big the challenge. We succeed because we do it together. 

With us, you will have the opportunity to realise your potential and become an important member of our global team.

Interested to join?

If you are excited about this opportunity, please submit your application with salary request and CV by 29.02.2024.

Kalmar is part of Cargotec

Kalmar is the global leader in sustainable cargo handling for ports, terminals, distribution centres and heavy industry. With our extensive electric portfolio and global service network, we help our customers move towards safer, more eco-efficient and productive operations. Together, we develop innovative solutions that shape the future of our industry, improving our customers’ every move.

Kalmar is part of Cargotec. Cargotec's (Nasdaq Helsinki: CGCBV) sales in 2022 totalled approximately EUR 4 billion and it employs around 11,500 people.