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Title:  Overhead Wiring Lineworkers

Job Number:  13339

Sydney, AU

About John Holland

We’re all about transforming lives by finding solutions to complex challenges. We do that by providing leading design, engineering, construction and asset operations, across infrastructure, transport, building and property in Australia and New Zealand.
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? 

Our John Holland OHW team prides itself in finding the safest, most efficient solutions for constructing OHW systems in ever changing dynamic environments.  We strive for success and to always ensure a quality outcome for our partners and clients in the Rail Infrastructure that we build and maintain.
We are currently looking for enthusiastic and self-motivated Rail Traction Lineworkers to join our team based in Seven Hills in full-time roles.  Reporting to the Overhead Wiring Manager, these roles will support our Rail Services business in maintaining & constructing Rail Infrastructure as well as the construction of John Holland’s Major Projects.
Works are predominantly in Sydney but also interstate as required.  There will be a requirement for nightshift as well as weekend work.


Responsibilities of the role include:

  • Interpretation/application of Overhead Wiring designs & standards
  • Installation of Mast Foundations
  • Installation of OHW Masts and Portals
  • Pre-assembly, fabrication of OHW assemblies
  • Installation of assemblies and hardware
  • Stringing and tensioning of conductors – Catenary and Contact wires
  • Making of Electrical and Mechanical connections
  • Removal of redundant infrastructure
  • Quality assurance checks


About You

We are looking for fully qualified, proactive individuals who have excellent communication skills and who embody John Holland’s values – caring, empowering, imaginative and future-focused. 


Applicants must have the following:

  • Trade Qualification Certificate III in Rail Traction
  • Experience with Sydney Trains Overhead Wiring Systems (or similar)
  • Rigging Licence
  • Dogging Licence
  • EWP ticket >11m
  • Working at Heights Certificate
  • HR/MR Driving Licence
  • Up to 5 years experience in OHW required.


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. 

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