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Current Career Opportunities

Sydney: On Road Service Technician

$40-45 an hour + Overtime.
Plus, a late model company Van, Ipad and Phone
Monday to Friday with no night shift
Based in Northmead

What's it all about?
Conveniently based in our Sydney Branch at Northmead we are looking for an experienced Mechanical Fitter to join the team of staff responsible for servicing our customer’s machine tools via warranty, preventative maintenance, and break-down repairs.
You’ll be involved in all aspects of service and repairs both within the workshop and our customer's place of business. You’ll also be inspecting, commissioning, and installing industrial machinery.
We’ll provide training and guidance, and you’ll develop an extensive and impressive set of skills working with us.

What do you need to do in the role?
• As you’ll be in frequent contact with Hare and Forbes customers and will need to be well spoken and well presented.
• Relevant Trade qualifications and at least 3 years’ experience in a similar role.
• Experience in mechanical fitting with a broad range of engineering equipment.
• An ability to diagnose machine faults using your trade skills.
• Good attention to detail
• Minimum C class driver’s license and a good driving history

What will you be doing?
• Mechanical repair and breakdown maintenance of industrial machinery.
• Installation and commissioning of industrial machinery.
• Preventative maintenance and servicing.
• Workshop repairs and testing.
• Keeping detailed records of identified problems, processes to undertake repairs and parts required.
• Accurate time and record keeping – keeping accurate records to assist in fair billing of clientele.

Other desirable skills that would be helpful
Electrical knowledge, plus experience with electronics and PLCs.
Confident in the use of computers, and willing to adopt a flexible approach to working hours when required.
Forklift license
Restricted Electrical license
Current First aid
Current Low Voltage Rescue and Resuscitation.

Who are we?
Established in 1930, Hare & Forbes has been one of the largest suppliers of engineering, automotive, wood working and workshop equipment to the Australian and New Zealand markets for over 90 years. With over 180 employees and supply branches in Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth Auckland and Christchurch we provide unparalleled service to the general public, business, industry and government. Our staff are a dedicated team of professionals, committed to ensuring the very best in customer service and quality.

Salary and Benefits
A very attractive salary of $40-45 an hour is on offer depending on experience. Plus, we’ll include a late model company van, an iPad and a company phone as a part of your package.
You’ll be working with a very experienced team of professionals.
Best of all you'll work Monday to Friday with overtime available but there’s no nightshift or call outs.

How to Apply
If you believe this is the job for you then we’d like to hear from you so please click "Apply" to submit your current resume and cover letter.
Hare & Forbes is an equal opportunity employer.
This role is only open to candidates eligible to work in Australia.
Due to the volume of applications, unfortunately, only short-listed applicants will be contacted.

Please submit your current resume and cover letter. [email protected]

Melbourne: Sales Representative (Dandenong)

• Competitive Salary on offer + OT + sales bonus
• Rostered Saturday overtime
• Participation in sales bonus incentive program

The successful candidate will demonstrate a strong history of offering outstanding customer service combined with previous knowledge of or an interest in engineering machinery.

Key Requirements of this role will be:
• Telephone and Counter Sales
• Computerised Quoting and Invoicing
• Assist customers to choose the best product for their needs
• Customer relationship building with ongoing customer service

To be successful in this role you must :
• Be a time management extraordinaire with exceptional communication skills & great attention to detail.
• Be results-oriented, a highly motivated self-starter and team player
• Good Computer Skills , including MS office
• Technically minded with knowledge of Engineering Machinery
• Ability to build & maintain relationships
• Trade or industrial sales background preferred

Please submit a cover letter and current resume to [email protected]

Melbourne: Service Technician Machine Tools

• Nationally Recognised Machinery Brand
• Australian Owned company established 90+ years
• Excellent Wages for the right candidate
• Dandenong South Location

About Hare & Forbes
Established in 1930, Hare & Forbes has been one of the largest suppliers of engineering, automotive, wood working and workshop equipment to the Australian and New Zealand markets for over 90 years. With over 180 employees and supply branches in Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne & Perth we provide unparalleled service to the general public, business, industry and government. Our staff are a dedicated team of professionals, committed to ensuring the very best in customer service and quality.
About the Role
Reporting to the Service Manager, this position involves all aspects of mechanical, electrical and hydraulic fitting both within the workshop and our customer's place of business. The successful candidate will perform duties consisting of but not limited to the inspection, commissioning, installation, repair and maintenance of industrial machinery.
The candidate will be in frequent contact with Hare and Forbes customers. The candidate is expected to be well spoken and well presented in all aspects of their dealings with internal and external customers.
It is expected the candidate will possess a desire to develop an extensive set of skills whilst employed with Hare and Forbes. They must be willing and able to learn and take on new tasks to become a valuable member of the service team.

Duties
• Mechanical repair and breakdown maintenance of industrial machinery.
• Installation and commissioning of industrial machinery.
• Preventative maintenance and servicing.
• Electrical preventative and breakdown maintenance.
• Workshop repairs and testing.
• Plasma cutting equipment commissioning, repair and maintenance.
• Reporting on service work – input of information into company databases to grow knowledge.
• Keeping detailed records of identified problems, processes to undertake repairs and parts required.
• Accurate time and record keeping – keeping accurate records to assist in fair billing of clientele.

Essential Knowledge
• Strong mechanical, hydraulic and electrical understanding of a broad range of industrial and machine tools used in engineering and carpentry trades.

Essential Skills
• Mechanical and hydraulic fitting skills in line with industry expectation.
• Ability to use trade skills to determine machine faults and take corrective action.
• Attention to detail to ensure <5% returns on service claims/warranty work- excluding replacement spares.
• Minimum C class driver’s license and clear driving history.

Essential Abilities
• Relevant Trade qualification and 5+ years' experience in a similar role.
• History of employment in a relevant role.
• Demonstrated employment in B2B and B2C service work.
Preferred Skills
• Forklift license.
• Restricted Electrical license.
• Current First aid.
• Current Low Voltage Rescue and Resuscitation.

Benefits
• Convenient location, free onsite parking
• Great work/life balance - work 8:00am-4:30pm.
• Work with a leader in your industry

Hare & Forbes is an equal opportunity.
This role is only open to candidates eligible to work in Australia.
Due to the volume of applications, unfortunately, only short-listed applicants will be contacted.

Please submit a cover letter and current resume to [email protected]

Melbourne: Electrical Fitter

• Leading supplier of machine tools
• Excellent Salary and benefits
• Work with an experienced team
• Must be experienced with Industrial Machinery

About Hare & Forbes

Established in 1930, Hare & Forbes has been one of the largest suppliers of engineering, automotive, wood working and workshop equipment to the Australian and New Zealand markets for over 90 years. With over 150 employees and supply branches in Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne & Perth we provide unparalleled service to the general public, business, industry and government. Our staff are a dedicated team of professionals, committed to ensuring the very best in customer service and quality.
Located at Dandenong South we are looking for an experienced electrical Fitter to join the team of staff responsible for servicing our customer’s machine tools via warranty, preventative maintenance and break-down repairs.
The Role
The ideal candidate will be trade-certified, with a restricted ticket and experience in a similar role. In addition to this, you will possess the following characteristics:

- Experience with Industrial Machinery
- Australian Electrical Fitter trade certificate.
- Ability to quickly troubleshoot faults and establish repair options.
- Proven ability to carry out repair options quickly and efficiently
- Ability to machine and manufacture minor components
- Sound knowledge and experience in servicing electro-mechanical assemblies
- Ability to read and interpret technical manuals, diagrams and drawings
- Knowledge and experience in machine tool alignments and accuracy
- Knowledge and experience in hydraulics
- Current drivers licence

Electrical knowledge, plus experience with electronics and PLCs would be beneficial.

The successful candidate will be confident in the use of computers, and willing to adopt a flexible approach to working hours when required.

Hare & Forbes is an equal opportunity employer.
This role is only open to candidates eligible to work in Australia.
Due to the volume of applications, unfortunately, only short-listed applicants will be contacted.

Please submit your current resume and cover letter. [email protected]

Melbourne: Fitter-Machine Tools

• Leading supplier of machine tools
• Excellent Salary and benefits
• Work with an experienced team

About Hare & Forbes

Established in 1930, Hare & Forbes has been one of the largest suppliers of engineering, automotive, wood working and workshop equipment to the Australian and New Zealand markets for over 90 years. With over 180 employees and supply branches in Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne & Perth we provide unparalleled service to the general public, business, industry and government. Our staff are a dedicated team of professionals, committed to ensuring the very best in customer service and quality.
Located at Coopers Plains we are looking for an experienced Fitter to join the team of staff responsible for servicing our customer’s machine tools via warranty, preventative maintenance and break-down repairs.
The Role
The ideal candidate will be trade-certified, with a minimum of 4 years’ experience in a similar role. In addition to this, you will possess the following characteristics:
- Ability to quickly troubleshoot faults and establish repair options
- Proven ability to carry out repair options quickly and efficiently
- Ability to machine and manufacture minor components
- Sound knowledge and experience in servicing electro-mechanical assemblies
- Ability to read and interpret technical manuals, diagrams and drawings
- Knowledge and experience in machine tool alignments and accuracy
- Knowledge and experience in hydraulics
- Current drivers licence
- A restricted electrical licence would be highly regarded

Electrical knowledge, plus experience with electronics and PLCs would be beneficial.

The successful candidate will be confident in the use of computers, and willing to adopt a flexible approach to working hours when required.

Hare & Forbes is an equal opportunity employer.
This role is only open to candidates eligible to work in Australia.
Due to the volume of applications, unfortunately, only short-listed applicants will be contacted.

Please submit your current resume and cover letter. [email protected]