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Finch Restorations - Auto Electrician Wanted
Finch Restorations - Auto Electrician Wanted

Join Our Team: Automotive Electrician

Shape the Future of Preserving the Past with Finch Restorations

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Finch Restorations is Australia's premier vehicle restoration firm. We specialise in the complete body-off, ground-up restoration of Veteran to Modern-Classic era (1890-1990) cars, trucks, and motor-cycles, and we do much more!

We have a team of highly experienced professionals who have a deep understanding of all aspects of the restoration process. Our workshops are equipped with the technologies, tools, and equipment to ensure that projects are completed to the highest standards of quality and authenticity.

Celebrating six decades of excellence, we are excited to expand our team at our new flagship site near Adelaide, dedicated to restoring the glory of classic, prestige, and vintage vehicles for the future generations.

Finch Restorations has recently entered a partnership with UK-based Electrogenic.  The partnership brings Electrogenic's revolutionary electric vehicle (EV) conversion kits, tailored specifically for classic cars, to Australia's classic automotive enthusiasts.

Our New Branch

We are establishing a new flagship branch within 15 minutes of the Adelaide CBD. A two stage process, we are currently establishing our Paint Shop in stage one. Stage two incorporates areas for restorations, repairs and maintenance, Trim Shop, and vehicle storage.

This role will require being based in our Mount Barker branch for the first 3-6 months, for induction and training purposes, before subsequent transition to the new branch.  Occassional support on site at the Finch Powerhouse at Woodside will also be required.

This role will be based at our new branch within 15 minutes of the Adelaide CBD.

The Role: Automotive Electrician

As an Automotive Electrician with Finch, you will play a pivotal role during restorations, modifications, and conversions of antique to classic era of cars, trucks, and motorcycles. We seek a passionate and experienced person to join our team to install, maintain and repair electrical wiring and electronic components in vehicles of 30-120 years of age.

Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Assess electrical repair requirements of vehicles.
  • Use test equipment to locate electrical and electronic malfunctions.
  • Study wiring diagrams, historic references, books, drawings, and specifications to determine job, material and equipment requirements.
  • Dismantle and remove electrical and electronic assemblies and components.
  • Convert and modify vehicles for special requirements.
  • Install electrical equipment and electronic components in motor vehicles.
  • Create and install wiring looms for the control of EV systems, 6V / 12V / 24V systems, and for instrumentation. Make and install high-voltage connections (if qualified).
  • Install electrical equipment and electronic components and accessories in motor vehicles, and connect to vehicle's power supply.
  • Adjust engine control systems and timing.
  • Testing and replace defective alternators, generators, voltage regulators and starter motors.
  • Repair and replace faulty electrical wiring and defective parts such as fuses, lamps and switches.

About You

Your skills and attributes include:

  • Being an Automotive Electrician with a demonstrable portfolio of significant projects.
  • Having at least five years of experience (desirable).
  • Holding an AQF Certificate III in Automotive Electrical Technology.
    • Subsequent training or other qualification in high voltage electrical systems and/or Electric Vehicle Technology is desirable but not essential.
    • Holding an AQF Certificate III in Automotive Electric Vehicle Technology (Light Vehicle) with at least two years of on-the-job training is desirable but not essential. 
    • Holding a AQF Certificate IV qualification would be well regarded but not essential.
  • Experience restoring classic and/or vintage cars, trucks or motorcycles (desirable).
  • Able to visualise the end-product, have a great eye for detail, and take great pride in your work.
  • Commitment to high-quality craftsmanship and attention to detail, with a passion for preserving automotive history while embracing future technologies.
  • Being an Australian citizen, an Australian permanent resident, a New Zealand citizen, or holding (or are eligible to hold) a valid visa with permission to work in Australia.

Other automotive skillsets, for example manufacturing and wrapping wiring looms, electrical system design, and/or mechanic, would be highly regarded.

Why Choose Finch Restorations?

At Finch Restorations, we're not just restoring cars; we're preserving history while innovating for the future. You'll join a dedicated team of artisans who share your passion for automotive excellence. We offer a creative and supportive work environment, opportunities for professional growth, and the unique chance to work on some of the most iconic vehicles in history.

  • Opportunities: With over two dozen personnel, Finch Restorations can offer great opportunities for craftspeople with the right experience, skills, and attitude to make their marks as professional restorers and remanufacturers of classic and historical vehicles.
  • Multi-skilled team: Our team is multi-skilled and has a passion for preserving and restoring classic and historic vehicles and knowledge sharing allows you to grow your own skill set.
  • Crafts-based environment: We work on a broad range of vehicles in a diverse, skilled, crafts-based environment.
  • Work-life balance: We offer a better work-life balance with flexible work arrangements with options of 9-day fortnights.

Apply Now

If you're ready to contribute to our legacy of automotive excellence and innovation, we would love to hear from you.

Please submit your Resume via email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Let's drive into the future together, preserving the past.

Applications close Tuesday, 11 June 2024.


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