Leocata’s Transport is a local, family owned business that has been in the industry for over 30 years. They now employ 50 staff and run 22 trucks, ranging from local, interstate, intrastate, general freight and refrigerated transport. This Mechanic’s Assistant placement allows students to be based at the Nagambie facility and work with the vehicle maintenance team. Students will gain an insight into the Heavy Vehicle automotive and transport industry and learn the operational tasks involved in day-to-day operations of a depot where the fleet must be in tip top shape each time they hit the road.
Skills You Might Learn
Students can attain a broad range of skills while on work placement. These may include valuable general employability skills such as:
- Problem solving
- Initiative and enterprise
- Planning and organising
Students may also attain vital industry specific skills which will relate to their studies such as:
- Hands-on practical experience
- Observing and learning from industry qualified and experienced professionals
- Working in real-life scenarios and environments
- Working with tools and equipment necessary to the occupation and business
- Liaising and working with colleagues, bosses, customers/clients and suppliers.
Typical Tasks & Duties
The student will gain an understanding of general vehicle cleaning and detailing, as well as conducting equipment and compliance checks. The student will also have an opportunity to learn workplace communication, safe work practices and how to cooperative effectively in a skilled local team. Duties may include;
- Identify and adhere to OHS procedures relevant to the industry and organisation
- General workshop duties
- Assist with basic mechanical repairs as directed by mechanic
- Use of basic tools relevant to trade
- Cleanup of workshop as required
A genuine interest in motor vehicles or the transport industry are ideal and attention to detail is a must. The student will be willing to learn new skills and take pride in tasks undertaken. The employer values good communication skills, teamwork, punctuality and initiative.
Trade clothes, a hi vis op and safety boots are required in the workshop. During summer a hat is recommended.
Special Transport Requirements
Students will require own transport or the assistance of a parent to attend as public transport is limited.
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