Komatsu has launched its biggest recruiting drive – seeking to employ 300 technicians across Australia, New Zealand and New Caledonia.
The company said the campaign was being conducted in regional areas to overcome industry negatives of family dislocation and concerns about job longevity which are traditionally associated with FIFO operations.
It comes on the back of a rapid upturn in construction, utilities and mining.
Komatsu has identified related industries such as the military, marine and aeronautic sectors as well as the passenger vehicle, and light and heavy commercial vehicle markets as catchment areas for potential candidates.
“The days of a machinery technicians being reliant on a spanner and mechanical tools are passing us by for a more innovative technology future,” executive GM people and strategy Colin Shaw said.
“Mobile technology is the new tool of choice for trouble shooting diagnosis and improving the productivity of our intelligent machines.”
Part of the recruitment drive was based on providing applicants with upskilling opportunities which could turn jobs into life-long careers, he said.
“Skills gained in the Komatsu system are valued in the open market and are transferable to other occupations, although it is our intention not to lose people we’ve trained.”
Interested people should visit Komatsu.com.au/careers