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Title:  Mobile Plant Mechanic/Mechanical Fitter - Spotswood

Job Number:  6367

Melbourne, AU

About John Holland


We’re all about transforming lives by finding solutions to complex challenges across a wide range of industries including infrastructure, property, rail, building and water projects in Australia, New Zealand and South East Asia.  


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?


About the Role


Currently there is a vacancy in our Rail Plant Team Based out of the Spotswood Workshop in Melbourne. John Holland are taking applications for a reliable and motivated Mobile Plant Mechanic/Mechanical Fitter who has had previous experience working on various mobile plant ideally in the Rail industry.


The key responsibilities of the role are:


  • Maintain various items of specialised Mobile Plant related to the Rail industry including -
    • Hi Rail/Road Rail vehicles & Plant
    • Mobile Flash Butt Welders
    • Minor Motorised/Diesel powered Rail Plant
    • Light vehicles and trucks
    • Elevated Work platforms
    • Track re-sleepering and renewal equipment
    • Resurfacing machines (Ballast Tampers/Regulators)
  • Conduct Fabrication, machine overhauls, servicing & Repairs.
  • Conduct Hydraulic & electrical troubleshooting


  • Ability to work off technical drawings, electrical & hydraulic schematics.
  • Hold a Cert 3 in Heavy Plant Mechanic or Mechanical Trade or Automotive Electrical trade certificate/s or equivalent.
  • Ability to write maintenance reports
  • Current Construction Industry Induction card (White/Blue)
  • Ability to travel to remote locations on the East Coast of Australia to conduct project support & maintenance duties.
  • Valid C-class drivers licence (MR/HR Truck Licence Preferred)
  • Ability to undergo extensive pre-employment medical including drug & alcohol testing.




  • High Risk Licences – Forklift, EWP, Dogging, Rigging or Crane, C6 non slew crane
  • HR Truck Drivers Licence
  • Current Rail Industry Worker card
  • Computer literacy in CMMS (Maximo or similar) and Microsoft office programs
  • Previous experience Plant equipment hazard assessment or technical assessment and report writing
  • Plasser Track Machine-maintenance experience, knowledge of (PLC & ALC control systems)


John Holland is up for the challenge of changing lives


As part of the team, you help us deliver on our promise to transform lives. Your success is reflected in ours, so we are 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. Women, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and other minority groups are encouraged to apply.