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Workshop Coordinator / Mentor - Weemol Ranger Base

Mimal Land Management

Are you an experienced mechanic and team leader/coordinator, who would like to work a variety of work, whilst developing and supporting Indigenous apprentices?

Do you have experience in coordinating, supporting and leading teams? If so, we have an exciting opportunity for you!

Mimal Land Management Aboriginal Corporation is seeking a dedicated and dynamic Workshop Coordinator to join our team at Weemol Ranger Base, located in the heart of Arnhem Land, Northern Territory. You will play a critical role in running the workshop, whilst supporting and developing our motivated apprentices to develop and build capacity.  

About Us

Mimal Land Management Aboriginal Corporation has been at the forefront of land management in Arnhem Land since the late 1990s. Our Indigenous Mimal Rangers have been instrumental in delivering fire, weed, and feral animal management projects across approximately 1.8 million hectares of land. We are committed to preserving and protecting our country through sustainable practices, guided by Indigenous knowledge and cultural protocols.

Position Overview:

We are seeking a skilled and experienced Workshop Team Leader/Mentor to join our team in Bulman Weemol. The successful candidate will play a crucial role in leading our workshop operations, providing mentorship to apprentices, and supporting the upskilling of Aboriginal individuals in light and heavy vehicle mechanics. 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead and oversee day-to-day workshop operations, ensuring efficiency and adherence to quality standards.
  • Provide mentorship and guidance to apprentices, assisting them in completing their apprenticeships and achieving competency.
  • Deliver practical training and instruction in light and heavy vehicle mechanics, emphasising safety and best practices.
  • Conduct regular assessments and evaluations to monitor progress and identify areas for improvement.
  • Foster a positive and culturally sensitive learning environment for Aboriginal people, encouraging their skill development and confidence.
  • Collaborate with community leaders, stakeholders, and educational institutions to identify training needs and opportunities for growth.
  • Ensure compliance with all relevant safety regulations and organisational policies within the workshop.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Proven experience as a mechanic for light and heavy vehicles, with experience in a similar leadership role.
  • Must either already be an Authorised Inspector to carry out vehicle inspections in the Northern Territory (NT), or capable of fulfilling the requirements to become an Authorised Inspector with no barriers.
  • Recognised qualification in automotive and/or diesel fitting.  
  • Strong leadership skills with the ability to inspire and mentor others effectively.
  • Commitment to supporting Aboriginal people in skills development and employment within their community.
  • Understanding of the cultural context and challenges faced by Indigenous communities, particularly in remote areas.
  • Previous experience in mentoring, coaching, or training roles preferred.
  • Valid driver's licence and good driving record.

Why join us?

  • Live and work in a unique location.  Immerse yourself in the natural beauty and rich cultural heritage of Arnhem Land, surrounded by stunning landscapes and diverse wildlife.
  • Play a key role in supporting and empowering Aboriginal community members.
  • Professional development opportunities and support to enhance your skills.
  • Competitive salary package based on experience.
  • Opportunity to work within a supportive team dedicated to Indigenous empowerment and land management.

Mimal Land Management is committed to diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

For for further information, enquiries and a confidential discussion about his role, please contact Tim O'Brien on 0473 570023 or email [email protected], using the subject line: Workshop Coordinator / Mentor - Weemol Ranger Base enquiry via EthicalJobs. 

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