Apprentice Fitter – FITPPP1023

AKD has a long standing and successful Apprenticeship Program with over 70 apprentices consistently in training across our business. Applications are now open for a motivated and driven candidates to join our experience and qualified team as a Fitter Apprentice on our Portland Pine Products site in Heywood.

Portland Pine Products, part of the AKD Group, is a forestry products company, growing and manufacturing sustainable quality timber products. With operations across Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria we have 1,000 plus strong team members and are passionate about what we do!

At AKD, we invest in our employees’ future through development and training opportunities to cater for a wide range of people and their chosen career path. Learning and development is for everyone, and we provide opportunities from entry level to experienced and everything in between.

As an Apprentice Fitter you will gain qualification in Certificate III in Engineering – Mechanical Trade.

The fundamental purpose of the position of Maintenance Fitter is to maintain and repair production plant to optimum performance to assist achieving minimal downtime.

Maintenance Fitters at AKD apply a wide range of mechanical skills, including mechanical assembly, manufacturing components, equipment installation and modification, perform various types of welding, testing/fault finding for equipment efficiencies and servicing of mechanical equipment.

As a Fitter at AKD you could do a range of tasks including:

  • Using and maintaining specialised machines and tools
  • Component repair and assembly
  • Reading and interpreting technical drawings & manuals
  • Problem Solving and fixing faults
  • Carrying out preventative maintenance
  • Responding to breakdown events
  • Maintaining specialised equipment

Our apprentices work in hands-on environment and gain the skills to work across many different parts of our business in a supportive learning and development environment whilst having the opportunity to work on state-of-the-art equipment and multimillion-dollar projects.

Benefits of an AKD Apprenticeship:

  • Complete a nationally recognised qualification
  • Highest level of training from skilled and experienced tradespeople
  • Establish a career with Australia’s leading sawmill
  • Working with cutting edge equipment and new technology
  • Learn while you earn
  • Opportunities to travel to other sites
  • Obtain various licences and tickets
  • Open to mature age entry

We have a dedicated Training Manager to guide and support your overall training experience while undertaking your apprenticeship.

Throughout and post the completion of the program there is opportunities for experience to be gained at our other sites/locations, with accommodation and travel support provided.

This is a full-time fixed-term position with a promising future. With a commitment of 3-4 years required to complete your trade, gain on the job training, and attend trade school, individuals must be highly motivated, flexible and keen to learn.

To apply: email your application form (click here) & resume using reference code ‘FITPPP1023to

Applications Close: 31st October 2023

Note: Pre-employment drug and alcohol, along with functional capacity testing, will be required.