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With almost 100 years as a Caterpillar Dealer, William Adams has proudly made its mark. Together with Caterpillar, we've been there for customers - selling and servicing the best equipment in the world - on land, at sea, in construction, mining and industry. 

Why work with us?

When you join William Adams, you join a proven, successful Australian company built upon the entrepreneurial foundation of our owners, the Elphinstone family. A career at William Adams provides exposure to not just the wider Elphinstone Group of companies, but also the broader Caterpillar global network of dealers.

We provide a welcoming, safe, and supportive work environment where our people take pride in team achievements, with a bit of fun along the way.

Whether you are working in one of our branch workshops, warehouses, out in the field or office-based roles, you’ll play a key role helping us achieve our aspiration of being a market leading and adventurous CAT dealer, delivering success for our customers, employees, and stakeholders, through innovation and talented people. We strive to do this through our One Team, One Voice, One Vision, One Process commitment.

William Adams offers more than just a job and we are continuously looking at ways to further support, develop and reward our people. Below are some of our current offerings:


Rewards & Benefits

We are proud to recognise great work and acknowledge team members who make valuable contributions to our organisation via a number of well-established Awards.

  • Monthly Most Valuable Player
  • Employee of the Year
  • Apprentice of the Year
  • Caterpillar Dealer Top Apprentice
  • Masters Sales Awards
  • William Adams Legend
  • Years Of Service Recognition

Our people have access to many benefits including corporate discounts and reward programs.

  • Competitive Remuneration
  • Annual Remuneration Reviews
  • Relocation Assistance
  • Employee Referral Program
  • Novated Leasing
  • Paid time to participate in Red Cross Lifeblood Program
  • Caterpillar Parts & Merchandise Discounts
  • A range of bank and insurance product discounts
  • Retail Travel Provider Service
  • Burson Auto Parts Discounts
  • Discounted Gym Memberships
  • Ford Partner Programme Discounts
  • Access to ‘The Hub’ with discounts at over 470 retailers including JB HI-FI, Woolworths, Flight Centre & more!

Along with this we also offer the following for our Technicians:

  • Tool insurance & Tool loans
  • Apprentice subsidised toolkits
  • A Caterpillar Technician passport, allowing you to work for Cat dealers around the world
  • Company Supplied Uniforms
  • Personal Protective Equipment


Supportive Workplace Culture

Our people and their safety, health and wellbeing genuinely matter to us. We provide a supportive and welcoming culture and strive to build an engaged, informed, productive and inclusive workforce.

  • Flexible work arrangements
  • Strong safety culture underpinned by our Life Saving Rules
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Social clubs & employee events
  • Internal communication platform Workplace
  • Quarterly all-employee updates
  • Dedicated internal health & wellbeing support
  • Free flu vaccinations
  • Family Christmas celebrations
  • We also celebrate moments that matter, including; Harmony Day, International Women’s & Men’s Day, RUOK? Day, NAIDOC Week etc.


Continuous Learning & Development

We’re creating a workplace where our people are encouraged and enabled to drive their careers and own their development. We offer both professional development and genuine opportunities for career progression so that our people can reach their full potential.

  • Nationally Accredited Training and Education through our Registered Training Organisation (RTO)
  • Further Training and Education assistance
  • Dual Trade Program
  • Centralised Induction Program
  • Technician Career Development Program
  • Apprentice Rotation Program
  • Sales Career Development Program
  • Leadership Development Program
  • National and international Caterpillar study tours


Giving Back to The Community

William Adams and our parent company the Elphinstone Group are committed to giving back to the community. Supporting others is important to our people and culture and we strive to make a positive impact in the community.

  • Beyond Blue
  • Ronald McDonald House
  • Life Blood
  • Foodbank
  • Movember

Find your next career opportunity at William Adams below…


Burnie, TAS


Receptionist/Branch Administrator

Burnie, TAS

Career FAQs

At William Adams you will be surrounded by like-minded professionals that are passionate about our values of;

Integrity  –  The Power of Honesty

Excellence  –  The Power of Quality

Teamwork  –  The Power of Working Together

Commitment  –  The Power of Responsibility

Sustainability  –  The Power of Endurance

Where your role requires a uniform, for example in a trade position or a customer facing position, you will be supplied with a uniform at William Adams expense.

All employees that spend time in our workshop or field environments are also supplied with suitable Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) when required.

Yes, all team members who are employed at William Adams must have the right to work in Australia. We will request documentation from you to demonstrate your right to work in Australia during the recruitment process.

This may include:​​​​​​

  • Australian or foreign passport or
  • Australian birth certificate and photo ID or
  • Australian citizenship certificate and photo ID

If you are a visa holder, we will require a copy of your visa, as well as your passport, and we will conduct a VEVO (Visa Entitlement Verification online) check.

No, we welcome applications from mature aged applicants. Our current apprentices are from a diverse range of ages and backgrounds.

You must be a permanent Australian resident or hold a relevant permanent visa at the time you apply for our Apprenticeship Program. We do not provide visa sponsorship for apprentice positions.

Apply for an Apprenticeship

As a William Adams Apprentice, you will join over 300 Technicians that are passionate about what they do and are leaders in their field. You will enjoy state of the art training, above award wages, uniform (including overalls, personal protective equipment and steel-capped boots) and a subsidised Caterpillar tool kit.


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