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Title:  Rail Resurfacing Trainee

Job Number:  5023

Perth, 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.


John Holland's Rail business delivers project management, engineering, construction and maintenance services to the public and private railway sectors throughout Australia and internationally. We specialise in the development, design, construction, testing and commissioning, maintenance, asset management and operations of heavy haul & light rail railway infrastructure.

About the Role


We are seeking numerous Resurfacing Trainees for our Rail Infrastructure Services Business in Western Australia. These roles will be based on multiple project in the Pilbara region on either 2 & 1 or 3 & 1 FIFO rosters from Perth Only.


We are looking for reliable and motivated candidates who may already have Track skills within the rail industry and are looking to advance their career in a rapidly growing Company and Industry. This is an amazing opportunity to develop new skills and become part of an award-winning team.


The successful candidates will have the opportunity to become a highly trained and skilled operator of the following equipment:

  • JBR Ballast Regulators
  • Tamping Machines
    • Plasser 08-16 SP
    • 08-16 SH
    • Uni-mat 08-575
Key requirements of the role are:
  • Proven current rail experience
  • Any of the following qualifications will be highly regarded
    • Track Vehicle/Hi Rail Operator
    • Track Protection Qualifications or Experience
    • Track Certifier.
  • Current blue/white card
  • Valid C class driver’s licence
  • Ability to undergo an extensive CAT1 pre-employment medical
  • Demonstrate commitment to safety in the workplace


Important Note: Due to current border restrictions due to COVID19 we are unable to consider candidates that reside outside of Western Australia.

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.

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