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Title:  Mechanic

Job Number:  13264

Auckland, NZ

About John Holland

We’re all about transforming lives by finding solutions to complex challenges. We do that by providing leading design, engineering, construction and asset operations, across infrastructure, transport, building and property in Australia and New Zealand.
From the epic, to the intimate, everything we do improves life for someone, somewhere. It gives our business momentum and means we approach things a little differently.
While our competitors talk about what they do, we focus on why we do it. We transform communities to make them easier to move around, more connected and better to live in.
Are you up for the challenge? 


We are currently taking applications for a Mechanic to join our project team based in Wellington or Auckland. We are seeking a reliable and motivated candidate who is looking for a long-term career in a rapidly growing industry. This is an amazing opportunity to develop new skills and become part of an award-winning team.


The key responsibilities & skills essential for the role are:

  • Maintain various items of rolling stock and mobile plant used within the rail industry including:
  • Resurfacing machines (Ballast Tampers/Regulators),
  • Track re-sleepering and renewal equipment,
  • Road Rail Vehicles,
  • Mobile Flash Butt Welders,
  • Light vehicles and trucks,
  • Elevated Work platforms,
  • Small plant.
  • Conduct fabrication, machine overhauls, servicing & repairs.
  • Conduct hydraulic & electrical troubleshooting and repairs.
  • Ability to work from technical drawings, electrical & hydraulic schematics.
  • Hold a Level 3 in Heavy Plant Mechanic or Mechanical Trade or Automotive Electrical trade certificate/s or equivalent.
  • Valid Class 1 drivers’ licence (Class 2 licence preferred)
  • Ability to write maintenance reports
  • Ability to undergo extensive pre-employment medical including drug & alcohol testing.
  • Current Kiwi Rail competencies an advantage.
  • Computer literacy in CMMS (Maximo or similar) and Microsoft office programs
  • Previous experience Plant equipment hazard assessment or technical assessment and report writing.
  • Candidate to supply their own tooling (Service vehicle provided) 


What we offer:

  • Engaging and inclusive learning and work environment.
  • Excellent pay rates.
  • Opportunity to work on state-of-the-art rail plant.
  • Joining an established and successful business operating throughout Australia and New Zealand
  • Being part of a high performing team of committed and talented experts
  • John Holland is ‘people first’ company we will work on the development of your career and also provide a very competitive salary package and employee benefits program


As part of the team, you help us deliver on our promise to transform lives.
Your success is reflected in ours, so we’re committed to being an employer of choice. We pride ourselves on having a diverse and inclusive workplace, as different perspectives and ideas will deliver our long-term success. 
We’ll do all we can to help you develop your skills, and make a difference, right from the start. We have a flexible workplace and focus on all aspects of your physical and mental health and safety. We want you to be with us for the long-term, so providing you with rich career experiences and ongoing development is our priority.

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