Aim your automotive apprenticeship to civil plant mechanics and take on a constantly evolving career, earning great money, with opportunities to travel the world.
Plant Mechanics are also known as Plant Fitters, they are more interested in fixing the machines than driving them. The earthmoving equipment and machines that the civil industry uses includes electric, petrol, diesel and hybrid engines, hydraulics, electrical systems, computers, and SATNAV.
Fixing machinery takes effort, but machines do the heavy lifting now. Everyone is different and employers know that and want to ensure staff are careful and safe.
As a plant mechanic your job will involve working in a workshop where all this different machinery is brought to you, or you could be required to go out on site to maintain and repair it in the field.
Plant Mechanics use a range of tools to diagnose faults and test machinery, carrying out inspections, repairs, and routine maintenance.
Keeping all those big and small pieces of plant working on construction sites is a busy job.
Further training is available through RTO’s, with funding via Keystone Tasmania.
Contact us if you would like to find out more about working in Civil Construction, Plant Mechanic Fitter.