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Title:  Plant Mechanic

Job Number:  9848
Location: 

Sydney, 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

Within the National Plant Group, our team manages plant, rollingstock & equipment strategy, asset systems integration, asset reliability assurance, testing, commissioning, operations & maintenance. Currently, there is a Plant Mechanic vacancy in our NSW Plant Team based out of the Seven Hills Workshop in Sydney.

Reporting to the Plant Maintenance Supervisor, the Plant Mechanic will be responsible to carry out mechanical (and some electrical) works on plant & equipment in both workshop and field environments, to ensure our fleet remains safe and operational for our projects. Our Seven Hills asset portfolio comprises of the following;

  • Hi Rail/Road Rail vehicles & Plant
  • Minor motorised/diesel- and petrol-powered plant
  • Light vehicles and small-mid size trucks
  • Elevated Work platforms
  • Rail track re-sleeping and renewal equipment

This position may require travel around Sydney and as far as regional NSW to conduct plant scheduled preventative services, urgent corrective works and/or plant equipment mechanical support on major construction projects and rail network possessions and outages.

This is a Monday to Friday role 6:00am – 2:30pm but may require overtime, shift work and occasionally some weekend work.

Key accountabilities for the role:

  • Carry out services, scheduled maintenance and repairs to vehicles, plant & equipment in the workshop/field
  • Ensure plant and equipment is in a safe operating condition and complete plant fault reports/component tagging where required.
  • Carry out machine fault diagnosis with the ability to troubleshoot under pressured timeframes
  • Carry out mobilisation, commissioning calibration and demobilisation of plant/equipment
  • Monitor and report consumable usage to ensure adequate stocks of spare parts are available.
  • Record and document work performed and provide vehicle, plant, and equipment information by completing work orders, timesheets/service sheets to meet standards and timeframes.
  • Utilise and interpret schematics/drawings, service, and parts manuals.
  • Contribute to improvement opportunities and initiatives in safety, quality, environment, and maintenance
  • Complete Task Risk Assessments, Hazard/Improvement cards and quality maintenance shift reports  
  • Conduct Fabrication, Hydraulic & electrical troubleshooting tasks
  • Build sustainable working relationships with internal and external stakeholders to contribute to site safety, quality and environment controls and risk management  
  • Perform all duties in accordance with John Holland policies, processes, systems, and procedures
  • Operate within the John Holland HSE behaviours, principles, and values.
  • Promote a positive and inclusive team culture and morale

To be successful in this role, you must have:

  • Cert 3 in Heavy Plant Mechanic or Mechanical Trade or equivalent.
  • Mechanical experience and/or in a similar role
  • Valid C-class drivers’ licence (ability to drive manual)
  • Ability to undergo extensive pre-employment CAT1 medical including drug & alcohol testing.

It would be considered advantageous if you have:

  • MR and/or HR Truck Drivers Licence
  • Automotive Electrical trade certificate/s or other dual trade.
  • High Risk Licences – Working at Heights, Forklift, EWP, Dogging, Rigging
  • Current Rail Industry Worker/Rail Industry Safety Induction card
  • Previous experience working on various Rail Track & Workshop Auxiliary equipment
  • Ability to interpret and work off technical drawings, electrical & hydraulic schematics.
  • Current Construction Industry Induction card (White/Blue)

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.


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