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Title:  Field Service Plant Mechanic/Fitters

Job Number:  4406

Perth, 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 are vacancies in our Rail WA Plant Team for Field Service Plant Mechanic/Fitters who have had previous experience working on Ballast Regulators, Plasser Tampers and other rail specific plant.


These newly created roles will be provide Field service and workshop support for John Holland’s rail projects in the Pilbara.


These roles are available to local residents of Port Hedland or FIFO from Perth Airport on various rosters.



  • Maintain various items of Rail resurfacing Equipment
    • SSP Ballast Regulators
    • Unimat Tamper
    • Plasser 09-32 Tamper
  • Conduct servicing & Repairs.
  • Conduct Hydraulic & electrical troubleshooting
  • Work off technical drawings, electrical & hydraulic schematics.
  • Travel will be required to remote locations across various Pilbara rail networks to conduct project support & maintenance duties.
Required Qualifications and Experience:


  • Proven and demonstrated experience maintaining Ballast Regulators and Rail Tamping Machines highly desirable.
  • Cert 3 in Heavy Plant Mechanic or Mechanical Trade certificate/s or equivalent.
  • Current Construction Industry Induction card (White/Blue)
  • Valid C-class drivers licence (MR/HR Truck Licence Preferred)


  • 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
John Holland is up for the challenge of transforming lives


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. Women, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and other minority groups are encouraged to apply.