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Title:  Heavy Mobile Plant Mechanic - Dubbo

Job Number:  4066

Sydney, 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 CRN

John Holland manages the prestigious Country Regional Network (CRN) which makes us the first accredited private rail transport operator of a government owned heavy rail network in NSW, and one of only three accredited managers of public rail infrastructure in the State. The scope involves the operation, management and upgrade of country railway lines across NSW including 2,700km of operational freight and passenger lines, and 3,100km of non-operational lines.

About the Role

We are currently looking for an Heavy Mobile Plant Mechanic to join our Rail Plant Services team based in Dubbo. The purpose of this role is to undertake mechanical Maintenance tasks associated with the repair and maintenance of CRN’s various mobile plant and equipment assets and wider project support in relation to Routine and Project Maintenance activities.

Responsibilities of the role include:
  • Provide direct Mechanical Fitting trade skills to the CRN Rail Plant Services team.
  • Repair and maintain rail mobile plant and equipment assets.
  • Test and inspect new and altered plant for commissioning purposes.
  • Participate in rosters providing support to Project delivery and Maintenance delivery discipline activities
  • Participate in the practicable safety culture at all levels and promote and encourage a safe work environment, at all times.
  • Ensure the technical quality of repair and maintenance works undertaken are compliant with standards
  • Develop Mechanical Fitting trade skills and capability and competence through training
  • Be committed to and conduct all safety activities in accordance with the JHG Safety Policy Statement and procedures
  • Be committed to all Quality and Environmental activities in accordance with the CRN JHG Quality Policy Statement and Procedures
  • Work within a team with a Monday to Friday working roster and occasional weekend works, or an 8-day roster.
  • Work within both a workshop and field service environments with significant travel required throughout the CRN network 
To be successful in this key role, you must have:
  • Trade Certification in Heavy Automotive, Heavy Diesel Mechanical Fitting or equivalent.
  • Construction induction Blue/White card
  • C – Class Drivers Licence (HR preferred)
  • Extensive and proven experience with Hydraulic and pneumatic systems, fault finding, repair, testing and commissioning
  • Extensive and proven experience in the Mechanical repair and maintenance of various mobile plant including EWPs, Vehicle Loading Cranes, Generators, Excavators, Loaders, Skid Steers Etc.
  • Experience on Rail specific mobile plant including Plasser Tampers, Ballast Regulators and  Hi- Rail Vehicles is highly desirable.
  • Live in the Dubbo local area or be willing to relocate at own cost.
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. 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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