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

Undertake Mechanical Tradesperson duties as directed by the Supervisor / Regional Manager – Southern IPS at the onset of each project. Ensuring 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.


  • Carry out all business activities in timely, honest and ethical manner and treat all employees / customers / suppliers and visitors with respect.
  • Ensure compliance with Equal Employment Opportunity related legislation and Inver Engineerings procedures to ensure a workplace free of harassment and discrimination.


  • Ensure the health and safety of themselves and others and do not act in a way that may adversely affect the health and safety of any other person.
  • Comply with established Policies and Procedures and Occupational Health and Safety legislation including those related to Drug and Alcohol.
  • Assist in controlling hazards through the use of risk management procedures.
  • Comply with the requirements for Injury Management and/or rehabilitation.
  • Participate in Employee Tool Box Meetings.

What you’ll need to succeed


  • 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


  • 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.


  • Time Management skills.
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritise conflicting tasks as required.
  • Problem solving ability.


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


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


  • Team orientated.
  • Customer focused.
  • Proven ability to display initiative and a team-based approach to work.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Ability to handle a variety of personalities and deal effectively with people.
  • Ability to work independently as well as a team


  • 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.

You will be part of

We offer you an opportunity to put your skills and experience into work and make an impact in our global organisation and the cargo handling industry. You will work together with great colleagues from various backgrounds inspired by shared, ambitious goals. We value collaboration in our open and inclusive culture. With us, you will have the opportunity to develop yourself professionally. Join us to make a difference - and have fun while doing it!

Interested to join?

If you are excited about this opportunity, click Apply and submit your application and CV.

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.