Workshop Mechanic

We’re Costa. Australia’s leading grower, packer and marketer of premium quality fresh fruit and vegetables.

On the land, in distribution centres, and out on the roads – Costa people work hard to bring the freshest produce to tables across Australia.

But joining our team is about more than just hard work. It’s about picking a meaningful, sustainable job that’s good for you, and for Australia.

Who we’re looking for:

A skilled and actively hands on workshop mechanic to join a mechanical trades team at Colignan Farm, knowledgeable and experienced on farm machinery. You would model high standards of quality and productivity with a focus on safety and be genuinely enthused about your work. A flexible approach to work hours, including weekend work,  is essential due to seasonal and harvest operational requirements.

What you’ll be doing:

You’ll be involved with the activities of a team of skilled workshop mechanics engaged in all operational aspects of farm machinery, which include, but is not limited to, tractors, sprayers, forklifts, earth moving equipment, work Utes, small stationary engines  and ATV’s. This role is not your standard workshop bound mechanic. Working on a commercial citrus orchard/vineyard, you will regularly travel across the farm,  or between farms, working outdoors and communicating with a broad range of people, meaning you will experience huge variety in your tasks.

Other responsibilities:

  • Apply diagnostic and trouble shooting skills to identify defects and malfunction causes and determine the most effective repair, replacement, or modification solution.
  • Communicate proactively with Farm Managers to align repair and maintenance works with farming operations.
  • Maintain workshop facilities.
  • Manage accurate maintenance and repair records.

What you’ll bring to the role:

We’re looking for someone with…

  • A mechanical trade qualification or recognised equivalent such as Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology or Certificate III in Engineering – Mechanical Trade.
  • 5 years on the job experience as a mechanic.
  • Current Australian driver’s license.
  • Ability to meet all inherent requirements to work. 

We care for our people:

People are the heart of Costa. Our employees enjoy some of the best benefits and conditions in the industry. From competitive pay to health, wellbeing, and further learning and development opportunities. No matter the role, you’ll always benefit from a caring environment that encourages and supports you to thrive, grow and connect.


Enquiries about the role can be directed to Damien Griffiths, Workshop Manager on 0456 653 929.

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Full time

Job no: 2021-1179

Location: Colignan

Category: Citrus/Grapes

Closing Date: Monday, 30 May 2022