Mining & Earthmoving Hire and Maintenance


Total Engineering Services has been providing value added Mechanical and Electrical supplementary labour to the mining and associated industries within the Hunter region since 2001.

Total Engineering Services look for well rounded candidates who can work well with others and function effectively in the workplace.

Qualities of future employees include:

  • Strong work ethic and communication skills
  • Ability to work within a team
  • Show initiative and problem solving skills

Total Engineering Services seek employees who are adaptable and maintain flexibility in completing tasks in an ever changing workplace.  Being open to change and improvements provides an opportunity to complete work assignments in a more efficient manner while offering additional benefits to the Employee, Customer and Company.


Total Engineering Services offers apprenticeships in the trade and Heavy Plant Mechanic (Engineering Tradesperson – Mechanical) based at our workshop facility in Rutherford.

Apprenticeships are four years in duration and combine block release study during the first three years together with on the job training amongst our experienced maintenance team.

What Does TES look for?
  • Completion of Year 11 or 12
  • Genuine interest in heavy duty mechanical equipment
  • A willingness to learn
  • Undertake hard physical work
  • A safe and practical approach