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You’ve probably heard of Coates or seen our orange hire equipment on job sites around Australia. But we’re more than just scissor lifts and diggers. We’re an end-to-end solutions company operating across five key areas: Equipment Hire; Engineering Solutions; Industrial Solutions; Power & HVAC; and Training.

We’re proudly Australian-owned, with a long history of supporting customers to deliver major projects, and an exciting future focused on digital transformation, sustainability and growth.

At Coates, we understand that we’re nothing without great people. So, you don’t just work for us, we work for you. We’re here to support and equip you with great training and development, flexible work options and a positive team environment to help you build your career from the ground up or take it to the next level.

Your new role awaits:

Drivers play a crucial role within Coates, ensuring the safe delivery of goods and equipment across the country. But driving is only a part of the role. As the market leader in equipment hire drivers are the face of the business, they are problem solvers, load restraint experts and emotionally intelligent logistics professionals.

Representing Coates at the coal face requires exceptional customer service and professionalism, as well as working to tight deadlines and ensuring and maintaining a high standard of safety. Drivers at Coates are well trained, values driven experts in their field, who have access to some of the latest technologies available in the transport sector.

This role, based out of our Brooklyn Branch, is often the face of Coates and requires exceptional customer service and professionalism, as well as working to tight deadlines and ensuring and maintaining a high standard of safety.

  • Safe, professional and timely delivery/pick up of equipment to and from various site locations.
  • Effectively secure freight load to ensure successful delivery
  • Maintain knowledge of equipment storage and location to ensure efficient retrieval.
  • Operate and manoeuvre equipment on and off a tilt tray. eg boom lifts, scissor lifts, forklifts
  • Perform general yard duties ensuring an organised and safe yard
  • Builds and maintains positive relationships with colleagues and customers

About you:

Alongside a positive and flexible attitude, you enjoy working in a team and have a customer focused approach to your work. You will also have:

  • A valid heavy vehicle driver’s license. (EWP and Tilt tray licences are highly regarded)
  • Experience loading and unloading equipment using correct restraint
  • A clean driving record and a commitment to the importance of safety – you are an expert on the chain of responsibility.
  • Proven customer service skills
  • Basic technology skills

What you’ll get in return

As part of our team, you’ll enjoy a range of perks and benefits including:

  • Competitive remuneration (because we value great work and believe it should be rewarded)
  • Flexible working arrangements to help you balance your work life with your home life
  • Training and development to help build your career and equip you for success.
  • Purchased extra leave program if you want some more time to do the things you love
  • Discounted hire equipment so you can finally finish that home reno job
  • Supportive and inclusive team culture that empowers you to do your best work
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for professional and confidential counselling and support
  • Volunteering opportunities through the Coates Foundation so you can connect to your community

Why Coates?

At Coates, we know that people, organisations and communities thrive when everyone feels valued and included. So, we’re proud to be implementing our second Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) and working to continually improve gender representation and the development of our future female leaders via our annual LEAP program.

Safety always comes first at Coates. Our safety-driven processes and policies aim to ensure all stakeholders go to work and return home safely to their families and communities.

And to deliver on our wider people and planet responsibilities, we’re committed to achieving net-zero greenhouse gas emissions and supporting our national charities and local communities through the Coates Foundation.

Curious about our what it’s like to work at Coates? To learn more, visit and read our employees’ stories on LinkedIn.

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