Trade Assistant (Mechanical) (519124)

  • Tasmania Government
  • Australia, Tas
  • Jan 12, 2022
Medicine Full-time

Job Description:

Applicants are advised that in accordance with Tasmanian Public Health Directions, all employees of the Department of Health must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. This step is critical in protecting both our health workforce and vulnerable Tasmanians in our care.


$55,407 to $57,805 pro-rata per annum


Health Services Officer Level 4


Health and Human Services (Tasmanian State Service) Award

Period of Employment

Permanent, full-time, day work, working 76 hours per fortnight commencing as soon as possible.

Please note that hours may be negotiated with the successful applicants.


Royal Hobart Hospital


The Trade Assistant (Mechanical) is an effective member of the team responsible for the provision of engineering and maintenance services within the Department’s responsibility area.

Under the limited supervision of the Tradesperson (Mechanical) or the Senior Tradesperson (Mechanical), carry out the following duties, including, but not limited to:

  • Minor mechanical repairs
  • Replacing water filters
  • Replacing air filters
  • Planned maintenance
  • Beds and wheeled equipment maintenance
  • Cleaning of plant rooms and workshops
  • Erecting aluminium mobile scaffolding up to four metres high to interior and exterior as required
  • Pick-up and delivery of workshop supplies and equipment
  • Cleaning air conditioning registers
  • Installation of temporary construction hoarding and safety barriers.

Essential Requirements

The Head of the State Service has determined that the person nominated for this job is to satisfy a pre‑employment check before taking up the appointment, on promotion or transfer. The following checks are to be conducted:

1. Conviction checks in the following areas:

a) Crimes of Violence
b) Sex Related Offences
c) Serious Drug Offences
d) Crimes involving dishonesty

2. Identification check

3. Disciplinary action in previous employment check

Desirable Requirements

  • Current Driver’s Licence
  • Certified to erect scaffolding
  • Current working at heights certificate
  • Current confined space certificate
  • Current construction white card

Applicants should note that, for a period of six months from the date of publication, this selection process may be used to fill subsequent or similar full time and part time vacancies.

519124 Trade Assistant (Mechanical) HSO4 (January 2022) HR.pdf
519124 Trade Assistant (Mechanical) HSO4 (January 2022) HR.docx
Applicant Guide.pdf
Applicant Guide.docx

How to apply

Apply Online. Please click the blue "Apply Now" button on this screen.
Applications will only be accepted online. This ensures important questions about you are answered.

You will be prompted to complete an online application form, complete/upload your selection criteria responses and attach your resume. Please note that attachments must be in Microsoft Word or PDF format.

Referee details are submitted as part of the online application so make sure you have the contact details for two referees before applying.

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For further information contact

Ken Bright
Facility and Building Services Manager
Phone: (03) 6166 2713

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