AFGRI Apprenticeships 2018

AFGRI Equipment

AFGRI is a global agricultural company in business for more than 90 years, one of the largest John Deere equipment dealerships with 14 branches in Western Australia. We supply quality new any used agricultural equipment, service and parts tailored to the need of broad acre farmers. Our main product line is John Deere, but also supply other farming equipment.

As an apprentice technician, you will learn how to inspect, repair and maintain engines and its mechanical components. This is a 4-year apprenticeship supported by TAFE and AFGRI Apprenticeship Academy.

Your Career

We are seeking to recruit 25 Agricultural Apprentices to one day become qualified Service Technicians at our AFGRI Branches which are located in the following towns: Geraldton, Carnamah, Boyup Brook, Dalwallinu, Lake Grace, Moora, Pingelly, Wagin, Witchcliffe, Wongan Hills, Guildford, Gnowangerup, Albany and Esperance.

Role and Responsibilities

  • To assist in reassemble machines and equipment following repair; test operation; and make adjustments as necessary.
  • To assist in repair or replace defective parts, using hand tools, welding equipment, grinders.
  • To assist in test and replace electrical components and wiring, using test meters, soldering equipment, and hand tools.
  • Record details of repairs made and parts used.
  • Clean and lubricate parts.
  • To assist in service or overhaul engines.
  • To assist in dismantle defective machines for repair.
  • To assist in examine and listen to equipment, read inspection reports, and confer with customers to locate and diagnose malfunctions.
  • To assist in maintain, repair, and overhaul farm machinery and vehicles, such as tractors, harvesters using hydraulics hoists or jacks.
  • Keep your supervisor informed as to how work is progressing.
  • Responsible for completing timecards, service reports and other required documents fully.
  • Ensure that you adhere to safety standards.
  • Take reasonable care for your own health and safety and health and safety of other people who may be affected by their conduct in the workplace.
  • Ensure that any hazardous conditions, near misses and injuries are reported immediately to the Manager.
  • Not willfully place at risk the health or safety of any person in the workplace.
  • Performs related work as required.
  • Undertake relevant training and development activities.

Required Skills

  • Completed Year 12, preferably within an agricultural college
  • Have an interest in agricultural machinery and industry
  • Previous work experience such as operation of farm machinery desirable
  • Ability to learn and take instructions
  • Heavy vehicle license and forklift is preferred but not essential

Please indicate on your CV which branch would be your first, second or third choice.

AFGRI Equipment is an equal opportunities employer.

If you have any questions, please contact Gabi Duguid, HR Manager on 0472 838 819 otherwise apply now.

Apprentices 2018