Plant Mechanic

Newcastle, AU
June 25, 2024
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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?

The primary purpose of this position carry out mechanical repairs, including the pre-programmed maintenance requirements, on mobile and stationary plant. Develop sustainable working relationships with all internal and external stakeholders to contribute to site safety, quality and environment controls and risk management.
Reporting to the Plant Maintenance Supervisor, the Mechanic role 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.  This position will at times require travel around the Newcastle and Sydney regions as well as into regional NSW to conduct plant scheduled preventative services, urgent corrective works and/or plant equipment mechanical support on major construction projects. This is primarily 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

Key accountabilities for the role:

  • Carry out all services, scheduled maintenance and repairs to vehicles, plant & equipment in the workshop or field as instructed by your supervisor.
  • Report consumable usage to supervisor to ensure adequate stocks of spare parts are available.
  • Record works performed and provide vehicle, plant and equipment information by completing work orders, timesheets/service sheets to meet standards and timeframes.
  • Ensure plant and equipment is in a safe operating condition and complete plant fault reports/component tagging where required.
  • Carry out machine fault diagnosis
  • Utilise and interpret schematics/drawings, service and parts manuals.
  • Maintains control of electrical/mechanical spare parts/consumable field stocks in field vehicles where applicable.
  • Provides support for other team members.  Assist with the provision of on the job training in conjunction with tradespersons and trainers.
  • Report on misconduct, misuse or abuse of company property.
  • Ensure the SQERM process including WRA, AMS, TRA and start cards are reviewed/signed off and actions in place prior to works commencing 
  • Communicate and engage with relevant stakeholders to control risk and build a positive risk management culture.
  • Contribute and implement continuous improvement opportunities in safety, quality, environment and maintenance.
  • Perform all duties in accordance with John Holland policies, processes, systems and procedures
  • Ensure compliance to Rail Safety & WHS requirements.

To be successful in this key role, you must have:

  • Relevant Trade Certificate
  • Valid C-class drivers’ licence 

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.