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Title:  Overhead Wiring Linesperson

Job Number:  2736

Spotswood, AU

Job Description

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.

We are currently looking for Overhead Wiring Linesperson to join our team based in Spotswood. Reporting to the Overhead Wiring Manager, these roles will support our Rail Infrastructure Services business as well as John Hollands Major Projects. 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 an OHW Linesperson.


Responsibilities of the role will include;
Interpretation/application of designs & standards
Installation of Mast Foundations
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 Rail Traction
2 years previous construction experience in a similar role (as a minimum).
Experience with Metro Trains Melbourne Overhead Wiring Systems
Rigging Licence
Dogging Licence
EWP ticket
Level 2 First Aid
Working at Heights Certificate


The following would be advantageous;
Cert III Overhead Wiring Distribution
Yarra Trams certification


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.

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