The average hourly pay for a Maintenance Mechanic in Australia is AU$27.97.
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Job Description for Maintenance Mechanic
Maintenance mechanics work with large production machines, typically in factories. They oversee the machine’s performance and upkeep. Maintenance mechanics coordinate the maintenance of a machine with managers of the organization. Unless a machine breaks down, maintenance typically occurs during during off-peak hours so production continues efficiently. Mechanics clean the machine entirely by removing parts and cleaning thoroughly. They oil or lubricate moving parts so that they continue working…Read more
Maintenance Mechanic Tasks
- Complete repairs and parts replacements.
- Repair, install, adjust or maintain machines or vehicles.
- Perform preventative maintenance inspections.
- Maintain work and shop area and stock tools, parts and supplies.
- Complete written record of work performed.
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Popular Skills for Maintenance Mechanic
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Skills in Equipment Maintenance, Plant Maintenance, Troubleshooting and Welding are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Maintenance.
Pay by Experience Level for Maintenance Mechanic
An early career Maintenance Mechanic with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of AU$21.71 based on 23 salaries. A mid-career Maintenance Mechanic with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$28.00 based on 32 salaries. An experienced Maintenance Mechanic with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$29.78 based on 17 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of AU$30.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Maintenance Mechanic in their job title in Brisbane, Queensland earn an average of 28.6% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Melbourne, Victoria (14.3% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Sydney, New South Wales (10.6% less) and Perth, Western Australia (6.9% less).
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