Title:  Rail Trainer

Job Number:  19218

Sydney, NSW, AU, 2147

About John Holland

At John Holland, our purpose is simple – we transform lives with everything we do.

We’ve always known that infrastructure is about people — our customers, our employees, and the communities in which we work every day.

That’s our difference. Deep experience and capability with a genuine care about creating better lives for people along the way.

Be part of the team that’s up for the challenge of transforming lives for good.


About the Role:
An opportunity has arisen for an experienced Technical Trainer to join our Rail Training team in Seven Hills.  The main purpose of this role is to provide workplace training and assessment for Road-Rail Plant and Surfacing Operators within our national Rail business, providing the knowledge and skills required to operate Track Machines and Road-Rail Vehicles, understanding the safety critical aspects of working on the railway.  This role will also travel to other states to deliver training as required.


Responsibilities of the role include:

  • Developing training packages in accordance with operational requirements.
  • Delivering Nationally Accredited training to John Holland personnel from the Transport and Logistics Training Package
  • Training & Assessing personnel in Track Machines and/or Road-Rail Vehicles and other miscellaneous Rail & Civil Plant and Equipment
  • Assisting curriculum designers in developing new material by acting as Subject Matter Experts and participating in the validation and piloting process
  • Act as relationship builders within the business, providing key training information and advice to Operational Personnel
  • Providing mentoring to John Holland field personnel
  • Ensure that training and assessments both in the classroom and field are delivered in a way that provides a safety focus and risk analysis to ensure the safety of trainees and continuous improvement across Rail business sites
  • Seek innovating methods for delivering training and assessments in line with safety and operational requirements

To be successful in this key role, you would ideally have:

  • Operator knowledge of track machines and/or road-rail vehicles
  • Experience within a Rail Network/ Infrastructure 
  • Classroom facilitation experience
  • Cert IV in Training and Assessment


The ideal candidate would have:

  • Good mechanical aptitude
  • High Risk Work License preferably with any of the following being an advantage- Forklift, EWP, Crane, Dogging and Rigging
  • Medium or Heavy Rigid drivers licence
  • Experience within the TLI Transport and Logistics package for Rail Infrastructure (Accreditation in SX52 Safely Access Rail Corridor would be an advantage)
  • Ideally have Subject Matter Expertise in Hi Rail machine operation, preferably hold 3 machine qualifications and have a minimum 5 years experience

                -Hi Rail EWP
                -Hi Rail Crane
                -Hi Rail Excavator
                -Hi Rail Hydrema 
                -Hi Rail Truck – Flat bed or crane truck
                -Frontend Loader.

We offer:

  • Competitive remuneration with salary continuance, and salary sacrifice options.
  • Great leave benefits including 18 weeks paid parental leave with super and up to an extra 18 weeks of super paid on further periods of unpaid parental leave, multicultural leave exchange and two extra days to prioritise your wellbeing.
  • Career progression underpinned by our exciting pipeline of work means you’ll have the opportunity to work on iconic projects that are shaping cities and communities.
  • Learning and development opportunities where you’ll have access to emerging talent programs, building your career through clear career pathways, plus technical and leadership training and development opportunities.



Inclusion, diversity and equity is part of how we work. We want everyone at John Holland to feel that they belong – that’s why we’re working hard every day to foster a more inclusive culture, backed by a business-wide inclusion strategy to bring about meaningful change. We’ve also got active employee resource groups that support our commitments including those around gender equality and reconciliation.