Auto Mechanic Ridge – Careers


About Us

Santos is a global energy company committed to increasingly cleaner energy and fuels production, with operations across Australia, Papua New Guinea, Timor-Leste and North America.  


We are currently PNG’s largest single investor and most active explorer, operating all the country’s producing oil fields and holding an extensive appraisal and exploration portfolio. Our aspirations and strategies reflect our genuine commitment to making a meaningful contribution to the lives of Papua New Guineans. 


At Santos, our commitment is to be a global leader in the transition to cleaner energy and clean fuels, by helping the world decarbonise to reach net-zero emissions in an affordable and sustainable way.  


Santos is one of Australia’s biggest domestic gas supplier, a leading Asia Pacific LNG supplier and is committed to supplying the critical fuels such as oil and gas in a more sustainable way through decarbonising projects such as the Moomba CCS project. 


For more than 65 years, Santos has been working in partnership with local communities, providing local jobs and business opportunities, safely and sustainably developing its natural gas resources, and powering industries and households. 

About the Role

The Auto Mechanic will perform preventative maintenance, repair, and overhauling of vehicle components, including engines, transmissions, differentials, suspensions, steering, brake, and electrical systems. You’ll work on a diverse fleet, ranging from light vehicles to heavy trucks and forklifts, and ensure that all maintenance adheres to industry guidelines and safety standards.

You will also mentor and monitor Trade Assistants, fostering a positive and collaborative environment. With your leadership and technical expertise, you will ensure the highest quality of work, contributing to the reliability and safety of our company and contractor vehicles.


Key accountabilities include:

  • Plan and allocate routine work for vehicles, trucks, and forklifts within the Autoshop, providing technical support to Trade Assistants and Mechanics.
  • Ensure all vehicle inspections and routine services are documented and recorded in JDE according to manufacturer’s recommendations and approved procedures.
  • Troubleshoot and repair all mechanical and electrical breakdowns and defects, using proven techniques to pinpoint issues, source parts, and make necessary repairs.
  • Disassemble, inspect, and reassemble vehicle components, using special tools to determine wear and referring to manuals for correct overhauling.
  • Carry out routine servicing and testing of designated vehicles in the Autoshop, ensuring timely maintenance.
  • Assist in investigating accidents, near misses, incidents, and equipment failures, and report MVI/A during servicing.


About You

You have a solid foundation in using a Maintenance Management System (e.g. JDE) and demonstrate a proactive approach to vehicle maintenance. Your ability to read, understand, and interpret applicable drawings enhances your diagnostic and problem-solving skills in routine areas, ensuring efficient and effective maintenance processes.

You will possess strong communication skills and excel in collaborating with Maintenance personnel and others, fostering a cooperative work environment. You are a team player with a keen understanding of career development opportunities and a readiness to pursue them, contributing to both personal and team growth.

Ideally, you will be Trade qualified as a Motor or Diesel Mechanic with solid experience as an Auto Mechanic.


How to Apply

Applications must be submitted via the online recruitment system before COB 16 July 2024.  


A requirement of this role is that you will need to have in place the legal work rights for PNG to apply.


Potential Scams

There are a number of fake adverts that are impersonating Santos Limited, in these instances you will receive an e-mail from a generic e-mail address. We do not make offers without interviews or due diligence taking place. You will know if an advert is genuine if you are directed to the Santos company careers page to apply which is

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