A Plant Mechanic conducts repairs and maintenance on heavy machinery such as agricultural or industrial equipment. You’ll perform routine servicing and conduct inspections and you may have to source replacement parts when required. Plant Mechanics may specialise in a particular type of work such as a hydraulic technician or a pneumatic technician. You might spend most of your day in a workshop or may have to attend to plant equipment on site.
Plant Mechanics should be highly skilled and able to adapt their skills to a range of machinery and equipment. You’ll need to be a good problem solver and be able to sort out issues quickly. Plant Mechanics work as part of a larger team so communication is important. You’ll need to be able to follow directions and work on location when required.
There are 3 courses available for people who want to become a Plant Mechanic.