Technology Department Supervisor (Former Employee) – South Guildford WA – 9 December 2018
Westrac are a professional, long established and trusted company. Opportunities to advance or change direction in career within the business. High pressure position I was in with more work than what we could handle due to aggressive sales approach of the business which meant over committing our resources. The team or Planners, Schedulers and our Technology team of Supervisors and Technicians always seemed to still make it happen as promised to our customers however much under duress. I believe the strain of the constant pressure due to over committing our resources weighed heavy on some of the team and this coursed a fairly high attrition rate. Over all Management was sincere and the people I worked with were absolutely first class in their work and their personalities. I cannot speak higher of our people especially the Area Manager who was like every bodies father and 100% committed to our team. The company also has and expects very high safety standards in the industry.
The people and products.
Unrealistic sales team commitments and constant pressure.
Qualified Boilermaker (Former Employee) – Guildford WA – 3 March 2018
enjoyed working with a good group of people who are nothing but professional and are always too help you understand the job and what you need to know to proceed effectively in and around the work place
BOILERMAKER Boddington (Former Employee) – Boddington WA – 17 February 2017
worked there for 23yrs. the last 6yrs at Bodd gold. the mine owners wanted to go owner operator so they said see you later Westrac then they said goodbye to me. no job offers nothing. i wouldn't recommend Westrac to anyone.
Heavy Diesel Mechanic (Current Employee) – Newman WA – 11 July 2016
Over the past 5 years I have been doing fly in fly out for BHP iron ore as a heavy vehicle mechanic through Westrac. Before that I was primarily positioned in Perth while I was completing my apprenticeship. In that time I’ve gained knowledge and skills to help me become an excellent worker. I am a young energetic person and I believe I would be a very helpful member to any team.
best employment of my life. the men and women I worked with in my 7+ years in the employ of westrac were among the best and brightest I have ever known. the training, advancement and respect shown me within the organisation were inspiring and unforgettable.
this is the employer of choice in my opinion and I am sorry I ever left there employ.
the experience and qualities that were emplaced within my working career are with me today.
Employer has a very structured workplace with good flow of work and good online support for the companies various products Not enough work for casual employees Management is different form workshop to workshop
Credit Clerk Officer / Admin Officer (Former Employee) – Guildford WA – 19 January 2016
when I first started at WesTrac my manager was great to work for. I was left to work alone or as a member of the team as was seen fit by the manager The entire staff in the credit department were great and we all worked well as a team and we would socialise when we had a chance
Planner Scheduler (Former Employee) – South Guildford WA – 21 November 2015
Lots of job opportunities at Westrac. I started 20yrs ago as a boilermaker/welder and did the fly in fly out, then I was based in Welshpool fabricating trays, then Guildford when I moved into the Planning and Scheduling department. Learnt lots of skills along the way.
Parts Sales Coordinator/Interpreter & Expeditor (Current Employee) – South Guildford WA – 5 November 2015
Do a lot of work for little reward. Have many varied roles and responsibilities but my personal achievements aren't recognised. Very male dominated industry so difficult to progress further with my career even though I have the training and skill set.
A typical day and night at Westrac Mount Thorley was based on servicing and reluging bull dozer tracks and shoes anywhere from Cat D11bull dozers to D9 bull dozers.
This trade assistant job was a fun and great learning experience I had the pleasure to do straight out of school, I learnt how to operate machinery from a 100T brake press to an overhead Crain, I learnt how to work in the mining industry with a great mining team.
The management and the co workers at Westrac Mount Thorley where great in getting you up to speed in the safety and procedures of the site.
the hardest part of what I did was the long hours and the heat of the day.
The most enjoyable part working at Westrac was the friendships and experience I made whilst I was there.
Field Service Mechanic/Workshop Co-ordinator (Former Employee) – Geraldton, WA – 8 May 2014
I worked 4 days on, 4 days off 12 hour days. It was a great place to work good team environment. High standard safety. I learnt to work on some large equipment. Management was great, lots of training, care of staff. The hardest part of the job was when Westrac shut the Agricultural side of the business. I enjoyed fixing machinery. I enjoyed the Co-coordinator side of the job assigning jobs to staff closing jobs off, communicating with the clients. I enjoyed the training we went on to learn more about the equipment.