Diesel Fitter | Heavy Equipment Fitter (internally known as Plant Fitter)

Tired of constant FIFO work but still want to enjoy the lifestyle of Townsville, Work with an experienced team - 75% of the team have had at least 10yrs service, Rotating work roster - 9on / 5off (field) and 5-day or 4-day fortnight at depot.

At Queensland Rail we pride ourselves on having an unmatched knowledge of rail, leading rail technology as well as extensive experience in mechanised maintenance. We are looking for an experienced Fitter to join our team based in Townsville. As a fitter you will be responsible for ensuring that all infrastructure, plant and equipment is maintained to the required standards.

About the role:

Working on a rotating roster of 9 days on 5 days off on the field or a 5- or 4-day fortnight when working at the Depot, you will need to be available to available to travel and work away from home. You will also need to be available to work some night shifts and weekend work. In additional you will:

  • Perform servicing, repair and maintenance on a wide variety of equipment from track machines, excavators, bobcats through to small plant including mowers and chainsaws
  • Use effective troubleshooting methods to repair plant breakdown and minimise downtime.
  • Follow safe working practices.
  • Prepare and provide plant maintenance documentation and reports (tablet based).
  • Source technical information from reference manuals and computer-based systems.

About you:

  • Certificate III in Engineering – Mechanical Trade is essential.
  • Current manual QLD drivers’ licence, MR licence preferable.
  • Sound diagnostic / problem-solving skills.
  • Team player with strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Confident around machinery and willing to be upskilled to undertake all tasks.
  • Ability to work cooperatively in a small team.
  • Proven experience and high skill in the maintenance, troubleshooting and repair of heavy equipment
  • Working knowledge of hydraulics, pneumatics and electrical
  • Attention to detail for the completion of daily pre-start checklists and safety compliance paperwork coupled with a commitment to safety is a must.

What is on offer:

We will deliver a comprehensive training which will provide you with the necessary skills to be successful in your role. You will also enjoy:

  • This is a permanent opportunity with the base salary starting at $57,769 and all-purpose allowance of $3,703.63 per annum + penalties + other allowances
  • Generous superannuation plan.
  • Paid training and support to develop your experience with access to internal vacancies.
  • The opportunity to explore Queensland – enjoy discounts on rail travel as well as accommodation, travel insurance, theme parks and attractions and more through QRI Lifestyle.
  • Work with an experienced and supportive team – 75% of the team have had at least 10 years of service

How to apply

  • Submit your CV and cover letter via queenslandrail.com.au/careers
  • Applications close by 11am on 3rd April 2020. Emailed applications will not be accepted.
  • The recruitment process includes online and onsite testing as well as a pre-employment health assessment and alcohol and other drug test.

Queensland Rail embraces diversity and equal opportunity in a serious way.  We have built the foundation for diversity in the areas of gender balance, First Nations Peoples, Youth, Disability and Multiculturalism. We continue to establish and integrate key programs such as QRWomen, Graduate and Apprentice Programs, Work and Welcome, Returned to Work processes, Employee Assistance Program, as well as Queensland Rail First

23/03/2020 $0 Townsville & Northern QLD 1 Trades & Services
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