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Plant Fitter/Operator

Queensland Rail

QLD - Other, Queensland, Australia

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Job Posted: 05/10/2017

Job Category:

Trades & Services / Mechanical Fitter

Job description:

With approximately 6,500 staff, approximately $7 billion in assets and more than 6,500 kilometres of track, Queensland Rail (QR) is an integrated customer and rail infrastructure business servicing the passenger, tourism, resources and freight customer markets throughout Queensland. The organisation aims to be the safest, best performing and most customer focused railway in Australia.

We are seeking a Plant Fitter/Operator to join our Infrastructure Maintenance workgroup. This is a 12 month fixed term opportunity to join a team that works a 9/5 roster based in Townsville.

Responsibilities include:

  1. Contribute to maximum machine availability by efficiently maintaining, servicing, repairing and performing approved modifications on any infrastructure mainline machinery including resurfacing and all other associated machinery.
  2. Operate any of infrastructure machinery including resurfacing and all associated machinery where qualified and required by the position profile.
  3. Communicate machine maintenance requirements effectively, contributing to a team based approach for machine operation and maintenance.
  4. Participate in long-term strategies and work practices to ensure safe working practices and relevant work standards are met.
  5. Carry out all work in accordance with the requirements of the Network Services Integrated Management System Business and Divisional Instructions.
  6. Complete operation and maintenance reporting/administration work, assist in providing plant maintenance documentation and reports in accordance with the Scheduled Assured Maintenance (SAM) System.

Candidates who have a sound level of civil knowledge including but not limited to track resurfacing will be highly regarded.

Requirements also include:

  • Mechanical Fitter Trade Certificate
  • Substantial level of skill in maintenance, troubleshooting and repair of rail specific plant and equipment.
  • Substantial knowledge of concepts and application of preventative maintenance.
  • Sound level of interpersonal, oral and written communication skills.
  • Sound problem solving, analytical and quality improvement skills.
  • Ability to travel extensively throughout the network, work reasonable overtime and be available for emergency response work.

Download File PN 59795 - Plant Fitter Operator.pdf

Salary range: $56,086 - $69,714 + super

In addition to a generous superannuation scheme, Queensland Rail also offers free train travel to and from work on duty days and a healthy work/ life balance.

Apply to position number 59795 by clicking on the ‘Apply’ button. Please submit a resume and covering letter outlining relevant experience by 5.00pm, Friday 20th October 2017.

Please note that candidates who are invited to interview will be required to bring either their original trade certificate or a copy of it which has been certified by a JP.

The recruitment and selection process for this position will require the successful candidate to satisfactorily undertake psychometric testing, medical assessment and an alcohol and other drug screen.

Queensland Rail is an equal opportunity employer and encourages women, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disabilities and people from non-English speaking backgrounds to apply for this position.