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Title:  Line Worker - ESI Distribution Cert III to ESI Traction Cert III Apprenticeship

Job Number:  6059

Melbourne, AU

About John Holland


From humble beginnings almost 70 years ago, John Holland has been driving positive change in Australia, and is now one of the nation’s leading infrastructure and property companies.


We work in Australia, New Zealand and South East Asia offering services from infrastructure and property development, to rail and building.


By finding solutions to complex challenges, we transform communities to make them easier to move around, more connected and better to live in.

About the Role


We are currently looking for Overhead Wiring Lines People that hold an ESI Distribution Certificate III to be part of our 2021 Distribution to Traction Overhead fast-tracked apprenticeship program.


The successful applicants will join our team based in Spotswood alongside our Traction Line workers. Reporting to the Overhead Wiring Manager, these roles will support our Rail Infrastructure Services business as well as John Hollands Major Projects. 

Please note that there will be a requirement for nightshift as well as weekend work. Applicants must have strong people skills as well as a minimum of 2 years' experience as a Distribution OHW Linesperson.


Responsibilities of the role will include:


  • Interpretation/application of designs & standards
  • Installation of Mast Foundations
  • Pilling and associated Civil works
  • Installation of OHW Masts, Portals and Signal Gantries
  • Pre-assembly, fabrication of OHW assemblies
  • Installation of assemblies and hardware
  • Stringing and tensioning of conductors – Catenary and contact wires
  • Electrical and mechanical connections
  • Removal of redundant infrastructure
  • Quality assurance checks
To be successful in this key role, you must have:


  • Trade Qualification Certificate III in Distribution
  • 2 years previous construction experience in a similar role (as a minimum).
  • EWP ticket
  • Working at Heights Certificate
The following would be advantageous:


  • Rigging Licence
  • Dogging Licence
  • Level 2 First Aid
  • HR Truck Licence
  • Telehandler Licence
  • Railway Industry Worker (RIW)
John Holland is up for the challenge of transforming lives.


From Parliament House to the Alice to Darwin Rail Link, from the MCG’s Great Southern Stand to Sydney Metro, we’ve had a hand in the Australia we all know today. We are currently involved in delivering many of Australia’s largest infrastructure projects, as well as significant property and urban renewal projects. Whatever we face, the heart of what we do is creating people-centred solutions to complex challenges and opportunities. We think deeply about what we do and how it affects communities. We push boundaries and innovate, gain trust through our actions and whatever the project, we’re in it for the long, long term.


We work hard to attract and retain the best employees, and we provide opportunities for rich career experiences, and a strong framework for on-going career development.


We are committed to building, valuing and promoting diversity and inclusiveness across John Holland.


At John Holland we understand that our greatest resource is our people. We pride ourselves on being a market leader in targeting training, career development and remuneration. We provide long-term career options within an equal opportunity workplace where we recognise the importance of flexibility and a healthy work-life balance. Women, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and other minority groups are encouraged to apply.