Hydraulic / Fluid Power Technician

Job Description

About Us:

Kempe Engineering is an Australian owned company with 16 permanent facilities located in close proximity to our client’s operations nationally in Australia (refer to website www.kempe.com.au).

Our company is committed to ZERO Harm delivering exceptional performance to our clients. As an essential service provider, we offer continuity of employment including career development into leadership & management roles. Our growth industries include renewable energy, recycling, food & dairy and mining.

The Role:

We are seeking experienced Hydraulic / Fluid Power Service Technicians to join our Gladstone branch team to install, maintain, troubleshoot, repair and perform preventative maintenance of mechanical, hydraulic and pneumatic systems.


The key accountabilities include:

  • Using testing equipment to diagnose, repair and maintain fluid power components and systems
  • Overhauling and repairing mechanical parts and fluid power equipment
  • Diagnosing faults and performing operational maintenance of machines, and overhauling and repairing mechanical parts and fluid power equipment
  • Diagnosing and recommending solutions to fluid power problems
  • Identify and repair fluid power components such as pumps, cylinders, valves reservoirs, motors, accumulators, hose fittings and filters
  • Read and interpret hydraulic schematics
  • Installing hydraulic and pneumatic pipes and lines
  • Ensure all work is completed to health, safety, environment and quality requirements
  • Develop and maintain relationships with internal and external stakeholders, including site owner representatives

Qualifications, Skills & Experience:

To be successful the following knowledge and experience is required:

  • A trade qualification as a fitter or equivalent with hydraulic experience
  • Experience in hydraulic hose assemblies, tube manufacture and installation
  • Formal fluid power post trade training or relevant industry experience would be highly regarded
  • Have a high safety focus
  • A current driver’s license
  • Be able to pass pre employment medical


  • A family-based work culture
  • 9 Day Fortnight – attractive salary package 
  • Full-Time Gladstone based position
  • Ability to both work across multiple sites and a workshop
  • Opportunity for career development  

If you meet the essential criteria, are available and want to join a safety conscious, friendly and well managed team, please send your resume through to recruitment@kempe.com.au or click apply now below!