Business:  Kalmar
Job Function:  Service

Melbourne, VIC, AU

Mechanical Tradesperson

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

Based in Melbourne and reporting to the Service Manager (Southern). The purpose of the job is to ensure that all work is carried out economically, safely, on time and within client quality standards, and to meet all Inver Port Services’ production requirements.

Main tasks and responsibilities

  • Ensure that all work is efficiently planned, controlled and undertaken to the standards set down by the client and Inver Port Services.
  • The position requires a strong focus on customer needs, ensuring compliance with the company’s policies, procedures and production targets.
  • Ensuring the customer orders are met in full, on time, every time by working effectively with planning and supervision to fulfill those requirements.
  • Improve output, quality and delivery performance while ensuring maximum efficiencies are achieved at the lowest possible cost.
  • Ensure safe work practices are carried out in line with the company’s safety and environmental guidelines.
  • Assist management to identify options to meet customer requirements.
  • Inspect and interpret drawings and specifications and determine method of Manufacture and standards required.
  • Maintain a major role in the development and encouragement of the continuous improvement programs within the business.
  • Undertaking routine and Planned Maintenance (PM) for various customers

Examples of equipment you would be working on:

  • Ship To Shore (STS) Cranes / Quay Cranes (QC)
  • Automated Stacking Cranes (ASC)
  • Straddle Carriers (SC) / Shuttle Carriers (SHU)
  • Assorted Gantry Cranes (RMG, RTG etc)

What you’ll need to succeed

Mandatory Requirement:

  • Metal Trade Qualification (e.g. Boilermaker or Fitter & Turner or similar)
  • Either hold or ability to hold Maritime Security Identification Card (MSIC)
  • Ability to pass pre-employment medical (incl. D&A screening)
  • Hold an unrestricted Drivers Licence (car)
  • Ability to work at height on assorted mobile equipment


  • Forklift License
  • Elevated Work Platform (EWP) Licence
  • Dogging / Rigging Licence(s)
  • Working at Heights Training
  • Experience with large port cranes an advantage


  • Trade qualification with a minimum of 2 years post apprenticeship preferred.

Technical Skills:

  • Ability to read, interpret and understand plans, diagrams, drawings and specifications, as well as read and interprets internal and external reports.
  • Knowledge of sites/projects processes and practices, as well as a demonstrated knowledge and understanding of techniques for interpreting of project scheduling and costing.

Travel Requirements:

  • You may be required to travel at short notice to various locations.
  • Ensure you obtain and maintain required PPE and uniform.
  • Whilst employed you are to conduct yourself in a professional manner at all times whilst representing Inver Port Services.
  • All travel requirements are to be made in advance wherever possible

Salary for the role is negotiable depending on experience. This is a great opportunity to join a global market leader. You must have the applicable rights to work in Australia to be considered.

This role has been approved as a direct only hire, as such any Agency referrals will not be accepted.

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.